(CWL.nl) Quantum Delta NL, the public-private foundation that was launched in 2020 with the mandate to coordinate and execute the Netherland’s National Agenda for Quantum Technology (NAQT), has been awarded €615 million from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy to power the advancement of quantum technology. This gives a tremendous boost to quantum research and development in the Amsterdam ecosystem.
As one of the five innovation hubs of Quantum Delta NL, Quantum.Amsterdam acts as liaison to the national quantum activities as described in the NAQT and beyond. Its mission is to connect academia, industry and society in a quantum ecosystem in the Amsterdam region by facilitating knowledge exchange and innovation. As a network organisation, Quantum.Amsterdam has a strong backbone in knowledge partners such as the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Its research base includes QuSoft, the research center for quantum software, and quantum labs at the UvA, which focus on hardware for quantum simulation, atomic clocks and quantum sensing applications.
“It is great to see that the field of quantum technologies has moved to this point in time where the Dutch government sees the economic benefit and feels the need to support the joined effort of quantum science and industry in a tremendous way”, says Harry Buhrman (Professor at University of Amsterdam, Group Leader Algorithms & Complexity CWI, Director QuSoft). Also professor Florian Schreck (University of Amsterdam) is glad to witness the Dutch government is investing in this revolutionary technology: “The Netherlands is strong in quantum research and has unique high-tech industry. This funding allows us to combine both strengths and thereby bring advances from fundamental research to society”.