Launch event July 8: Many options for Netherlands-Japan collaboration on Quantum-Photonics-Nanotech

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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 organized a Netherlands-Japan Launch Event on Thursday July 8. The agenda of this Webinar included 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.

You can review the recorded Event here (the event starts after a few minutes music intro, from 5:50). During the event we conducted an interactive poll, you can check the results here.

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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)
  • Click Invitation4 for official invitation and detailed information about Presenters.

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If you have questions, please contact:

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


Powerpoint of Part 1: Opening and Government presentations

08:30 / 15:30 Opening by Moderators of the day
- Mrs. Freeke Heijman, Founding Director, Quantum Delta NL
- Prof. Wilfred van der Wiel, University of Twente
08:35 / 15:35 Joint Goals and Planning
- Mr. Eric van Kooij, Counsellor for Innovation, Science and Technology, Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo
08:45 / 15:45 Part I: Government Presentations
- Mr. Michiel Sweers, Deputy Director General for Enterprise & Innovation, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
- Mr. Naoki Himiya, Deputy Director-General, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
08:55 / 15:55 Part II: Presentations Netherlands side
Quantum Delta NL (Powerpoint QDNL)
- Prof. Ronald Hanson, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Quantum Delta NL
PhotonDelta (Powerpoint PDNL)
- Dr. Carol de Vries, Program and Technology Manager, Photondelta
- Dr. Erik van Geest, General Manager Photonic Integration Technology Center (PITC)
Dutch Optics Center (DOC) (Powerpoint DOC)
- Dr. Bart Snijders, Initiator and Coordinator, DOC
- Dr. Nienke Dijkstra, Manager SME Market at TNO
PIB Consortium Nano-technology Japan (Powerpoint PIB)
- Mr. Raoul Oostenbrink, Coordinator PIB Nanotechnology Japan, Principal at IVX4
09:25 / 16:25 Part III: Presentations Japanese side
IOWN (Innovative Optical and Wireless Network) / NTT (Powerpoint IOWN)
- Dr. Yosuke Aragane, Vice President of IOWN Development Office, NTT
RIKEN (Powerpoint RIKEN)
- Prof. Yasunobu Nakamura, Director, RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing (RQC)
Mitsubishi Electric Group / Photonics and Quantum Technology for Society 5.0 (Powerpoint ME-SIP)
- Dr. Koji Yasui, Senior Chief Technologist, Mitsubishi Electric Group
Keio University, IBM Q Network Hub (Powerpoint Keio)
- Prof. Rodney van Meter, Vice Chair, Keio Quantum Computing Center (KQCC)
09:55 / 16:55 Part IV: Discussion, Looking Ahead (including Q&A to speakers and mentimeter) (Powerpoint Discussion)
- Moderator: Mrs. Freeke Heijman, Founding Director, Quantum Delta NL
- Moderator: Prof. Wilfred van der Wiel, University of Twente
10:25 / 17:25 Conclusions and closing remarks
10:30 / 17:30 End

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