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19 December 2023Lisa Langsdorf

€10.4 Million awarded to 19 Dutch daring Quantum Research Projects

Quantum Delta NL, in collaboration with NWO, announces that 19 Honorees have been awarded €10.4 Million in grants as part of the second call of the National programme’s Actionline 1 ‘Research & Innovation’. Quantum innovations in the categories of quantum sensing applications, quantum computing, and quantum networking were recognized. An overview of the projects can be found at the bottom of this article.

“The second Quantum Technology call was a great success. The successful proposals are spread across various areas of expertise and of application of quantum technology, and they all feed into the three catalyst projects of Quantum Delta NL. Both the quality of the proposals and the success rate are very high. This is very motivating for the researchers and will significantly increase their involvement with QDNL.”

Servaas KokkelmansCoordinator of Actionline 1 ‘Research & Innovation' at Quantum Delta NL
During Quantum Meets '23, four researchers (awarded in the first call) pitched their projects

This year’s awarded research includes a “High-Speed Quantum Key Distribution Transmitter with all-integrated Indium Phosphide Photonics” and “A spin-photon interface in silicon for scalable quantum information technologies.” Last year, 16 projects were awarded including a unique quantum simulator and technology to check the geographical position of a bank computer with quantum verification. 

The goal of Quantum Delta NL and NWO is to realize the much-needed scientific and technological breakthroughs in the field of quantum technology. Quantum Delta NL has reserved a total of 42 million euros for the Action Line 'research and innovation', over a period of seven years. The aim is to strengthen the scientific basis of Quantum technology. 

Just like in the 2022 call, PhD researchers could apply for a personal research budget. This measure was introduced to strengthen the basis for the Netherlands' leading position in quantum research. Of the nineteen projects awarded, two are from such young researchers. Four of the 19 applicants awarded are women. We recognize these numbers can still room improve, and we are committed to putting resources into further achieving a better gender balance.

“I am happy that NWO has been able to honour so many good proposals and especially that two young researchers have also received a personal postdoc, in this way we make our ecosystem more attractive to young talent. The fact that four female scientists have received a grant is very nice and at the same time an encouragement for us and the ecosystem to become even more attractive, more proportionate and more diverse.”

Pieter de WitteDirector Research Programmes & IP at Quantum Delta NL

List of successful proposals:

Quantum for pressure
Dr. M. Beyer
Vrije Universiteit

Superfluid quantum information
Prof. dr. D. Bouwmeester
Leiden University

Quantum algorithms for mathematical problems
Dr. P.J. Bruin
Leiden University

Silencing the Noise: entangled states in trapped ions for accurate quantum sensing and metrology
Dr. L.S. Dreissen
Vrije Universiteit

Solving hard problems in Topological Data Analysis with Quantum Many-Body Methods
Dr. P. Emonts
Leiden University

A silicon quantum internet
C.E.H. Errando Herranz
Delft University of Technology

Better components for quantum internet?
Prof. dr. M.P. van Exter
Leiden University

Quantum-enhanced sensing of quantum chemistry and interactions
Dr. R. Gerritsma
University of Amsterdam

Boosting the construction of the quantum internet using silicon semi-conductor technologies
Prof. dr. S. Gröblacher
Delft University of Technology

Rolling the quantum dice: better quantum computers through randomness
Dr. J. Helsen

A quantum readout for a quantum sensor
Dr. ir. B.J. Hensen & Dr. Kaveh Lahabi
Leiden University 

Boosting the Search for New Quantum Algorithms with AI (BoostQA)
Dr. A.W. Laarman & Dr. Verdan Dunjko
Leiden University

'The dark side' of quantum computers
Prof. dr. T. Lange & Dr. Kathrin Hövelmanns
Eindhoven University of Technology

Computing with qudits
Dr. M. Ozols & Prof.dr Florian Schreck
University of Amsterdam

Atoms in optical tweezer arrays
Dr. O.R. Raz and Dr ir Edgar Vredenbregt
Eindhoven University of Technology

Strong Practical Security of Future Post-Quantum Digital Signature Standards (PQstrong)
Dr. S. Samardjiska
Radboud University

High-Speed Quantum Key Distribution Transmitter with all-integrated Indium Phosphide Photonics
Prof. dr. ir. I. Tafur Monroy
Eindhoven University of Technology

AtomCOMP – A Hybrid Compilation Framework with Error Mitigation and Pulse Control for Quantum Computing with Neutral Atoms
Prof. dr. A. Todri-Sanial
Eindhoven University of Technology

Diagnosing silicon qubits for fault-tolerance
X. Xue
Delft University of Technology

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Servaas Kokkelmanss.kokkelmans@tue.nl

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