16 Feb 2022: Keio-Netherlands Young Quantum Researchers’ Workshop

Invitation for Keio and Netherlands’ Young Quantum Researchers
Part of bilateral relation building for Quantum-Photonics-Nano

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.

As follow-up of the Netherlands-Japan Launch Event on Quantum-Photonics-Nano of July 2021, the Keio Quantum Computing Center (KQCC) and the Advancing Quantum Architecture (AQUA) research group at Keio University, Japan, and the Embassy in Tokyo are organizing a bilateral Netherlands-Japan workshop for young quantum researchers. You are invited to participate on Thursday 16 February 2021, 1900-2200 JST, 1100-1400 CEST. Students of all levels as well as postdoctoral researchers and research staff are encouraged to participate; the goal is to connect the researchers who will do the work, rather than the senior faculty and administrators. In the interest of maximizing interaction, a few representative researchers will be asked to give short presentations, but the bulk of the time will be in freeform breakout sessions.

The event is part of a series of bilateral events, with the purpose to deepen mutual understanding of strengths and ambitions in the Netherlands and Japan in the fields of Quantum-Photonics-Nanotechnology. Both countries have ambitions to strengthen their relations in these fields. To address the crossovers, we invite professionals from these three areas to all the events. The series of events paves the way to a (hopefully) physical Innovation Mission in 2022.


See official Invitation for details about objective, agenda and speakers.

  • Title: Keio-Netherlands Young Quantum Researchers’ Workshop
  • Date/time: Thursday 16 February 2022, 19:00-22:00JP / 11:00-14:00NL
  • Venue: Webinar (link follows registration)
  • Organizer: Keio university, Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo
  • Agenda outline: – Opening by Embassy;
    – Short Presentations JP side; Breakout Sessions with JP presenters
    – Short Presentations NL side; Breakout Sessions with NL presenters
    – Joint Discussion, conclusions, looking ahead
  • Target audience: Students of all levels as well as postdoctoral researchers and research staff of NL knowledge institutes
  • # of participants: 10-20 people each from Japan and Netherlands
  • Language: English
  • Registration: Click this link to register, by February 8. A few days before the event, we will send you a link to join online. If you cannot enter the link, contact below contact persons.
  • Contact: NL: Rob Stroeks, Netherlands Embassy, rob [@] hollandinnovation.jp, +81-(0)90-8642-3560
    JP: Prof. Rodney Van Meter, Keio University, rdv [@] sfc.wide.ad.jp

The goal of this event is to search for possible points of Japan-Netherlands collaboration on quantum computing, quantum Internet, quantum education and quantum community. This event is very broad, but we expect to follow up with more focused meetings in the future to develop project plans and proposals.

(NL/JP time)
11:00/19:00 Introductions
11:10/19:10 Short presentations by Japanese side (*) 3 researchers, 10 minutes each (no questions)
1 quantum computing
1 quantum Internet
1 quantum education & community
11:40/19:40 breakout sessions
1 breakout for each researcher above
12:00/20:00 short break
12:10/20:10 Short presentations by Dutch side (*) 3 researchers, 10 minutes each (no questions)
1 quantum computing
1 quantum Internet
1 quantum education & community
12:40/20:40 breakout sessions
1 breakout for each researcher above
13:00/21:00 all together, propose discussion topics
13:10/21:10 last breakout session
13:30/21:30 open discussion, all participants
13:50/21:50 closing

Possible topics for last breakout session (feel free to suggest others either in advance or during the session):


  • NISQ algorithms
  • fault tolerant algorithms
  • quantum error correction
  • quantum computer architectures
  • programming languages and tools
  • quantum control and low-level programming

  • experiment & testbed plans
  • protocol designs
  • applications for distributed
  • entanglement
  • simulation

  • online tools and systems
  • undergraduate curriculum
  • teaching quantum at the high school level

  • hackathons (both beginner and advanced)
  • community events and outreach
  • how to convey key quantum ideas nonmathematically
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