8 July 2021, Netherlands-Japan Launch Event Quantum-Photonics-Nanotech

Invitation to Webinar 8 July 2021
Updated Agenda
Please forward to relevant contacts in target audience (*)

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 forefront runners, both in terms of contents and in terms of industry-academia collaboration,

With the purpose to share the state of the art in both countries and to create opportunities to discuss collaboration, the Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo organizes a Netherlands-Japan Launch Event on Thursday July 8. The agenda of this Webinar includes renowned speakers from both governments, Netherlands leading organizations QuantumDelta, PhotonDelta/PITC, Dutch Optics Center and the PIB Nanotechnology Business Cluster, and Japanese leading organizations RIKEN, IOWN, Mitsubishi Electric and Keio University. We will also introduce upcoming activities in the second half of 2021 in which you can participate and get in closer contact with each other and further discuss collaboration.

Click this link to register now. See below for more details on registration.QPN

This event is linked to the TeamNL Tokyo Expo, that is organized on the occasion of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Please click here for other events including the Innovation Parade. TeamNL_Tokyo_Expo_Orange


  • Date: Thursday 8 July 2021
  • Time: 8:30-10:30NL / 15:30-17:30JP
  • Venue: Webinar
  • Organizer: Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo in cooperation with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
  • Agenda (detailed agenda further below):
    – Policy presentations by Government from both countries
    – Leading Industrial and Academic Organizations from both countries
    – Discussion and looking ahead
  • Click (updated) Invitation2 for official invitation and detailed information about Presenters.
  • (*) Target audience: Netherlands and Japanese professionals from government, industry and knowledge institutes, working in the cutting-edge forefront of quantum, photonics and nanotechnology
  • Language: English

Further reading

Click this link to register (*). You will receive a confirmation and a link to join online a few days before the event.
(*) If you cannot enter the link, download this Form, fill it in and mail it to below contact points.

If you have questions, please contact:

  • In Japan: Rob Stroeks, Netherlands Embassy, rob[@]hollandinnovation.jp, +81-(0)90-8642-3560
  • In the Netherlands: Tong Jiang, Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO, Tong.Jiang[@]rvo.nl, +31-(0)6-1117-8711

Detailed Agenda

Click (updated) Invitation2 for detailed information about Presenters.

NL  /  JP
08:30 / 15:30 Opening
- Moderators of the day: Prof. Wilfred van der Wiel, University of Twente and Ms. Freeke Heijman, Founding Director, QuantumDelta
– Welcome address by Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo
08:35 / 15:35 Joint Goals and Planning
08:45 / 15:45 Presentations Netherlands side
Policy goals and programs in the Netherlands
– Mr. Michiel Sweers, Deputy Director General for Enterprise & Innovation, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy

- Prof. Ronald Hanson, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, QuantumDelta
– Dr. Somya Gupta, Business Developer, QuTech

- Dr. Carol de Vries, Program and Technology Manager, Photondelta
– Dr. Erik van Geest, General Manager Photonic Integration Technology Center (PITC)

Dutch Optics Center (DOC)
- Dr. Bart Snijders, Initiator and Coordinator, DOC
– Dr. Nienke Dijkstra, Manager SME Market at TNO

PIB Consortium Nano-technology Japan
– Mr. Raoul Oostenbrink, Coordinator PIB Nanotechnology Japan, Principal at IVX4

09:15 / 16:15 Break (including Mentimeter poll)
09:25 / 16:25 Presentations Japanese side
  Policy goals and programs in Japan
– Dr. Susumu Kajiwara, Deputy Director-General, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

IOWN (Innovative Optical and Wireless Network) / NTT
- Dr. Yosuke Aragane, Vice President of IOWN Development Office, NTT

- Prof. Yasunobu Nakamura, Director, RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing (RQC)

Mitsubishi Electric Group / Photonics and Quantum Technology for Society 5.0
- Dr. Koji Yasui, Senior Chief Technologist, Mitsubishi Electric Group

Keio University, IBM Q Network Hub
- Prof. Rodney van Meter, Vice Chair, Keio Quantum Computing Center (KQCC)

09:55 / 16:55 Break (including Mentimeter poll)
10:00 / 17:00 Discussion: Looking Ahead (including Q&A to speakers and mentimeter results)
– Prof. Wilfred van der Wiel, University of Twente
– Ms. Freeke Heijman, Founding Director, QuantumDelta
10:20 / 17:20 Conclusions and closing remarks
10:30 / 17:30 End
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