May 18 – Succesful Roadshow Netherlands Quantum Delta NL

Roadshow Netherlands Quantum Delta NL

On May 18, 9:00-12:00NL / 16:00-19:00JP we organized an online Roadshow Event introducing the Netherlands Quantum Delta NL (QDNL), with focus on quantum computers including hardware and software. During the event, we reached a massive audience, consisting of over 120 Japanese participants from governmental institutions, industry and knowledge institutes. The event proved to be a great first step regarding the physical Innovation Mission on Quantum-Photonics-Nano from the Netherlands to Japan in the week of 10 October 2022 (see here for more information, in Dutch).

Missed the event? Don’t worry, you are in luck! Click here to watch a recording of the roadshow. The required passcode = ewM5J0@h.

QDNL consists of five major quantum hubs and several universities and research centres, which are all connected. The hubs are collaborating on innovation by bringing together top-quality scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs, working together on the frontier of quantum technology.

Quantum Delta NL is kicking off three ambitious catalyst programmes (quantum computer, quantum internet, quantum sensors) designed to accelerate the process of introducing quantum technology to the market and to society. The aim is to provide easy access to quantum networks, computers and simulators, lowering the threshold to development and testing. The programmes have a cohesive function, bringing together the various technologies and action lines, various ecosystem actors, and the scientific and user communities.

In April 2021, Quantum Delta NL was awarded 615 Million Euro from the Netherlands National Growth Fund to accelerate quantum technology.

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 10-14 October 2022, to capitalize on the results and come to bilateral partnerships.


  • Title: Roadshow Netherlands Quantum Delta NL
  • Date/time: Wednesday 18 May 2022, 9:00-12:00NL / 16:00-19:00JP
  • Venue: Webinar (link follows registration)
  • Organizer: Quantum Delta NL, the Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
  • Agenda outline: coming soon
  • Target audience: Japanese professionals from government, industry and knowledge institutes, working in cutting-edge forefront of quantum, photonics and nano
  • Language: English
  • Registration: Click this link to register. 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.
  • More information: Rob Stroeks, Senior Advisor Innovation, Netherlands Embassy Tokyo, rob[@], +81-(0)90-8642-3560


Time Speaker Title and introduction to the presentations
16.00 – 16.20

09.00 – 09.20

Somya Gupta
Moderator of the Day
Seigo Tarucha
Group Director, Quantum Functional System Research Group, Riken, Japan
Complementary comments
Ronald Hanson
Chairman, Executive Board at Quantum Delta NL
Quantum Delta NL – An Overview
16.20 – 17.10

09.20 – 10.10

Lieven Vandersypen
Director Research, QuTech
Introduction to QuTech and Research on Spin Qubits
I will present our work at QuTech in Delft on the start-of-the-art in quantum computing and outline the challenges ahead, with a focus on electron spin qubits in semiconductors.
Virtual Lab Tour – Quantum Inspire
Richard Versluis
Engineering Lead, Division of Quantum Computing, QuTech
Quantum Inspire – Full Stack Quantum Computing Platform
I will introduce you to Quantum Inspire – Europe’s first public online quantum computing platform. Quantum Inspire includes a 5 qubit processor named Starmon-5 and the world’s first public access to a spin qubit based processor named Spin-2. Before this talk, we will show a short introduction video.
Fabio Sebastiano
Research Lead, Division of Quantum Computing, QuTech/Delft University of Technology
Cryo-CMOS Interfaces for Quantum Processors
Large-scale quantum computers will require a cryogenic electrical interface to overcome the bottleneck in wiring cryogenic qubits to room temperature electronics. This talk will discuss the challenges and potentials in developing a cryo-CMOS electrical interface, ranging from specifications and device modelling to circuit design and quantum benchmarking.
17.10 – 17.20

10.10 – 10.20

Masahiro Kitagawa
Program Director, Moonshot Goal 6, JST
JST Moonshot Program


17.30 – 17.50NL
10.30 – 10.50
Florian Schreck
Professor, Experimental Quantum Physics,
University of Amsterdam
Virtual Lab Tour – Amsterdam
Servaas Kokkelmans
Scientific Director, Center for Quantum Materials and Technology Eindhoven QT/e
Quantum Computing with Rydberg Atoms
I will explain our work in Eindhoven/Amsterdam. Our qubits are single strontium atoms held in 2D tweezer arrays, which will interact via Rydberg excitations. The hybrid nature of this platform involves active iteration between the atomic platform and a classical computer. This approach can be considered as a path in-between quantum simulation and universal quantum computing.
17.50 – 18.50NL
10.50 –  11.50
Srijit Goswami
Team Leader, Qubit Research Division
QuTech/Delft University of Technology
Two-dimensional Platforms for Topological Superconductivity
In this talk I will discuss the potential advantages of using two-dimensional electron gases to engineer topological systems. In particular, I will highlight a new strategy to create Majorana zero modes in a controllable manner, using quantum dots and superconductors.
Barbara Terhal
Team Leader, Quantum Computing Division, QuTech
Near-term Quantum Error Correction
Quantum error correction is moving into the experimental realm, and I will discuss some opportunities for theorists to contribute to these developments.
Vedran Dunjko
Associate Professor, University of Leiden, Netherlands
Balancing Algorithm, Device and Problem Domains
Achieving a real world quantum advantage will require a perfect match between the algorithm, the device, and the problem domain. This third aspect — the problem domain — is where in the applied quantum algorithms group in Leiden, we enjoy the most fruitful collaboration with our industrial partners.
Harry Buhrman
Affiliate Director,
Quantum Software Research and Development
We will describe the organisation and the research center for quantum software in Amsterdam called QuSoft. We will discuss its research lines and how it translates academic knowledge to industry and society.
18.50 – 19.00NL
11.50 – 12.00
Rob Stroeks & Somya Gupta Closing Remarks
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