We successfully concluded the Netherlands-Japan Roadshow Quantum-Photonics-Nanotechnology on Tuesday 11 October 2022, 13:45-17:30 at Hotel Okura in Tokyo.
The power point slides are available if you send an e-mail to rob[@]hollandinnovation.jp.
The rapid digital transition requires radical high-tech solutions to keep the global social systems running in terms of security, sustainability, economy, health and others. Important parts of these solutions lie in the area of quantum technology, photonics and nanotechnology. The Netherlands and Japan are front runners, in terms of policy, contents and industry-academia collaboration.
The purpose of this Roadshow was to introduce the complex ecosystems in both countries and facilitate discussions for collaboration.
The event was opened by His Royal Highness Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy at Techleap.nl.
Updates were given on recent developments and ambitions of the Netherlands, by renowned speakers including Michiel Sweers Deputy Director-General for Enterprise & Innovation of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Ewit Roos CEO PhotonDelta, Freeke Heijman Co-founder Director Ecosystem Development QuantumDeltaNL and Raoul Oostenbrink Coordinator Business Cluster Nano PIB-Japan. Both Photon Delta and Quantum Delta NL are seeing public spending of 450M resp 615M euro to further strengthen these ecosystems (National Growth Fund). Shunsuke Okada, Chair, Executive Committee, QSTAR (Executive Officer, Corporate Senior Vice President, Toshiba Corporation) gave a Complementary Speech.
All companies and institutes in the Delegation gave pitches and were available for table discussions (see below for total list).
From Japanese side there were presentations by Koji Yasui, Deputy Program Director of the national SIP program on Photonics and Quantum, Masahiro Kitagawa Program Director of the JST Moonshot Goal #6 (Realization of a foult-tolerant universal quantum computer) and Yuichi Nakamura of the Q-Star consortium (Toshiba and 24 other Japanese companies that are anticipating a quantum era) and others.
The event was closed by a Panel Discussion and a Networking event.
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