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We’re excited to invite you for the Dutch quantum start of the year! Join us at the official launch event of Quantum Delta NL.
We’ve prepared an exciting programme which includes a short talkshow and 16 dedicated breakout sessions led by over 20 top-notch speakers in the field. Descriptions of each breakout session can be found below.
Participation is free of charge and you’re very welcome to take another quantum-enthusiast or professional with you.
15:00: Plenary start
15:25: First round of breakout sessions
16:05: Second round of breakout sessions
16:35: Plenary closing
16:45: Opportunity to network
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Looking forward to seeing you on January 28th!
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1st round of breakout sessions
These breakout sessions will start around 3:20 PM
Let’s talk about quantum
How can we talk about quantum? In this session, Dr. ir. Julia Cramer will open the floor to discuss what you think the general ideas of quantum technology are beyond the incrowd. What are the questions that live, and how can we involve non-obvious audiences to think and talk about quantum?
Building the Eindhoven Quantum ecosystem
In this breakout session, Dr. ir. Servaas Kokkelmans and Ed Winters will elaborate on two things: How the Eindhoven hub is building its quantum ecosystem, and how Eindhoven is contributing to the Quantum Delta NL demonstrator projects: development of Quantum Computing & Simulation with its ultracold atom platform for hybrid quantum computing (CAT 1) and to the creation of our national quantum network with its Quantum Key testbed for use case validation and business creation (CAT 2).
Global war for talent: how can we bring the world’s top talent for research and business to NL?
The title of this session speaks for itself. Dr. Rogier Verberk (Market director of Industry at TNO) and Dr. Ulrich Mans (Quantum Delta NL) will lead this discussion. What’s required to attract talent for research and business and how can Quantum Delta NL play a role in this national mission?
Building a national quantum network (CAT 2)
With a view on how to take quantum networks and the quantum internet to the next stage of development, a national quantum network is going to be created. This network will interconnect local knowledge clusters and open the way for future quantum network users. In this break-out session Jesse Robbers will present the plans. Feedback the audience is welcomed.
Quantum Computing & Simulation (CAT 1)
The aim of the first catalyst program is to expedite the development of quantum computer and simulator technology and its introduction to the market and society, as well as to promote the exploration and further development of such technology’s applications. In this session, ir. Richard Versluis will highlight the main action items in this program and invite participants, in an open discussion, to help make sure that it adds the most value to the Dutch and European quantum computing ecosystem, how we can best realize the long term ambitions and what is needed for that.
Research and Innovation: Open call (Action line 1)
Action Line 1 aims to stimulate foundational research in quantum technology by means of an annual open call for proposals. Dr. Wieteke de Boer and Prof. Dr. Carlo Beenakker will discuss their current ideas on how to implement this, and welcome feedback from the community.
Talent & Learning Centres (Action line 3)
The overarching ambition of Action line 3 is to help build a base of talent at all levels of education for the Quantum Delta NL. One way of doing that is to develop so-called “Talent& Learning Centres” where MBO and HBO (University for Applied Sciences) infrastructure is connected to the academic knowledge base. In this session, Dr. Frank van der Zwan gives a first impression of the MBO and HBO infrastructure that could be developed and welcomes suggestions for the detailing of these proposed Talent & Learning Centres.
‘Ask me Anything’ with the Board of Stichting Quantum Delta NL
In this Q&A session, the people who run the daily operations at Stichting Quantum Delta NL will answer any questions you may have about the initiative. In the first round, Freeke Heijman and Prof. Dr. ir. Ronald Hanson will be present; in the second round, Jesse Robbers and Prof. Dr. ir. Ronald Hanson will be present.
2nd round of breakout sessions
These breakout sessions will start around 4:00 PM
Lessons from Industry
In the past years, the team behind Quantum.Amsterdam worked intensively with several major corporations, which were making their first pioneering steps in the field of quantum technology. How do companies from various sectors, like finance, engineering, or consultancy, prepare for this new technology? And what can we expect in the future? In this session, Dr. Koen Groenland will share the lessons we learned from our industry partners.
Topsquad: developing CMOS building blocks for scalable quantum computing
The Topsquad consortium aims for developing topologically protected qubits, which are insensitive to decoherence. Qubit scalability is taken into account by developing waferscale fabrication technology, using CMOS-compatible processes. After a short introduction to the project, Dr. Tycho Sonnemans and Prof.Dr.Ir. Alexander Brinkman will invite the audience to share views on the scientific and technological challenges at the realization of quantum computing in CMOS systems.
Venture Capital in the age of quantum
An in-depth session led by Investor in Residence Ton van ‘t Noordende and Speedinvest lead-partner Marcel van der Heijden about all things related to Venture Capital, quantum startups and fundraising.
Nanodevice fabrication at NanolabNL
NanoLabNL is the Dutch national cleanroom infrastructure and operates as a coordinated distributed facility. In this session, Prof. Dr. Ing Guus Rijnders and Ir. Frank Dirne will focus on how NanoLabNL works, what it can do for you now and how it can anticipate on your future needs.
Quantum Sensing Applications (CAT 3)
In order to further energize the development and application of quantum sensors, a testing and user facility for quantum sensors will be realized, to assist enterprises and other
organizations in innovation and the preparation of technologies for market. In this break-out session, Prof Dr. Florian Schreck, Dr. Clara Osorio Tamayo, Dr.ir. Nadia Haider and Dr. Simon Gröblacher will present the current plans for the four test beds.
House of Quantum. Building the new physical heart of Quantum Delta NL
To support the development of Quantum Delta NL, a national “House of Quantum” is to be set up in Delft: a physical, open centre for the quantum technology community
that fulfils multiple functions, providing accommodation for researchers, startups and other enterprises, as well as locations for meeting and interaction. Freeke Heijman and Dr. Rob Mulder will present the plans around its development.
Societal impact driving quantum technology innovation
In this session, Dr. Victor Land, Prof. ir. Deborah Nas, Dr. ir. Julia Cramer, Dr. Joris van Hoboken and Daniël Frijters discuss The Living Lab Quantum and Society. Quantum technologies might drastically change our day-to-day lives, by enabling new ways to store, secure, share, and process information. Societal benefits can be huge – think of new ways to discover and develop medicine, to develop novel materials for energy storage and production, or to do inherently safe financial transactions. With the wrong intentions, however, disruptive technologies such as these can endanger our notions of privacy and security. Responsible research and innovation takes the societal impact and benefits as a starting point for technological innovation. The Living Lab Quantum and Society aims to research, monitor and foster the impact of quantum technologies for a better society.
‘Ask me Anything’ with the Board of Stichting Quantum Delta NL
In this Q&A session, the people who run the daily operations at Stichting Quantum Delta NL will answer any questions you may have about the initiative. In the first round, Freeke Heijman and Prof. Dr. Ronald Hanson will be present; in the second round, Jesse Robbers and Prof. Dr. Ronald Hanson will be present.