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National Growth Fund awarded Quantum Delta NL €615 million
If you’ve visited our website lately, you couldn’t have missed the news that the National Growth Fund awarded Quantum Delta NL with a €615 million euros investment for the further development of Quantum Technology on 9 April 2021. Incredible news for the entire Netherlands’ quantum ecosystem! Through the National Growth Fund, the Dutch government invests €20 billion over the next five years, in ‘projects that foster economic growth in the long term’.
Quantum Delta NL’s proposal was part of the R&D cluster, submitted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. Our proposal has a clear focus and direction, which led to its full endorsement by the Committee. You can read the proposal here. Our assignment is to execute this plan over the next seven years.
Virtual Information Session
On 20 May, we held a virtual Information Session to inform the wider community about what the endorsement means exactly, and what the next couple of months will look like for the organization. In case you missed it or you want to rewatch it, we have recorded the session. View the Information Session below. 👇
Presentation slides used during the Information Session
After the plenary opening, participants were invited to choose one of the breakout sessions, hosted by the coordinators of each of the eight pillars of the National Agenda Quantum Technology. The breakout sessions were not recorded, but if you’d like to look at the slides which were discussed, you can find them below:
- Plenary part of the Information Session
- Action Line 1 | Research & Innovation
- Action Line 2 | Building a Business Ecosystem
- Action Line 3 | Talent
- Action Line 4 | Ethics & Society
- Catalyst Programme (CAT) 1 | Quantum Computing and Simulation
- Catalyst Programme (CAT) 2 | National Quantum Network
- Catalyst Programme (CAT) 3 | Quantum Sensing Applications
- National Cleanroom Infrastructure
Quantum Delta NL in a nutshell
Quantum Delta NL is the public-private partnership of global tech companies, government agencies, and major quantum research centers in the Netherlands. The mission of Quantum Delta NL is to position the Netherlands as a leading ecosystem in quantum technologies.
The Quantum Delta NL ecosystem invests in 3 areas of quantum technology:
We call these CATs, which stands for ‘Catalyst programmes’. To realise these emerging quantum technologies, we need a strong foundation. Therefore, we invest in
We call these the 4 action lines. Underneath the 3 CATs and 4 Action lines, we’re building national cleanroom facilities, accessible to everyone. More detailed information can be found in this handy document, which summarizes each of the eight pillars and their goals in a nutshell.
👉 We invite you to browse around on the website for further information, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any more questions.