Successful event on Quantum-Photonics-Nano, 11 October 2022

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[@]

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

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.


Time & date: 13:45 – 17:30, Tuesday 11 October 2022

Venue: Maple Room, Hotel Okura Tokyo (2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Organizers: Netherlands Embassy in Japan, Netherlands Enterprise Agency and PIB-Nano-Japan (a Dutch public-private cluster developing relations with Japan in the field of nanotechnology).


13:15    Registration (seating by priority in registration)

13:45    Welcome and Complementary Speeches

  • R.H. Prince Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy at
  • Michiel Sweers (Delegation Leader), Deputy Director General for Enterprise & Innovation, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
  • Tetsuya Tanaka, Deputy Director-General, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI)
  • Shunsuke Okada, Chair, Executive Committee, QSTAR (Executive Officer, Corporate Senior Vice President, Toshiba Corporation)

13:55    Overview presentations:

  • Ewit Roos, CEO, PhotonDelta
  • Freeke Heijman, Co-founder, Director, Ecosystem Development, Quantum Delta NL
  • Raoul Oostenbrink, Coordinator Business Cluster Nano PIB-Japan

14:10    Presentations by

  • Masahiro Kitagawa, Program Director, Moonshot Goal 6 (Realization of a foult-tolerant universal quantum computer), JST
  • Klaus Boller, Professor, chairholder, University of Twente, MESA+
  • Wieteke de Boer, Managing Director, Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute
  • Somya Gupta, Innovation and Strategic Partnership Lead, QuTech
  • Geert Langereis, Program Manager Health Research, Stichting IMEC Nederland
  • Philippe Bouyer, Professor, University of Amsterdam / Quantum Delta NL

14:35    Table discussion (round 1)

14:45    Break and reseating (reseating by priority in registration)

14:55    Presentations by

  • Koji Yasui, Deputy Program Director, SIP Photonics and Quantum Technology for Society 5.0 (Senior Chief Technologist, Mitsubishi Electric Group)
  • Koen Groenland, Director Q.A Quantum.Amsterdam
  • Niels Bultink, CEO, founder QBlox
  • Simon Groeblacher, CEO and Professor, QPhox
  • Devin Smith, CTO, Quix Quantum
  • Sal Jua Bosman, CEO and Founder, Delft Circuits

15:20    Table discussion (round 2)

15:30    Presentations by

  • Yuichi Nakamura, Q-STAR (NEC Corporation)
  • Rob Voorkamp, CEO, SCIL Nanoimprint solutions
  • Jesse Qin-Dregely, CEO, Single Quantum
  • Stefano Aina, Chief Commercial Officer, SMART Photonics
  • Steven Goetstouwers, CEO Admesy
  • Richard Jungman, CEO, MECAL High-tech Systems

15:55    Panel discussion on Netherlands-Japan collaboration for Quantum, Photonics, Nanotechnology

  • Moderator: Special Envoy at
  • Panelists: Two Presenters from Japan and two Presenters from the Netherlands (TBC)

16:25    Closing remarks and photo moment

16:35    Networking

17:30    End of program

Target audience & language: Japanese professionals from government, industry, and knowledge institutes, working on cutting-edge technology in the fields of quantum technology, photonics and nanotechnology. The event will be in English.

Registration: To register, please fill in this form. We will confirm your registration early October.

Background: This Roadshow is part of a Quantum-Photonics-Nano Innovation Mission to Japan from 10 to 14 October. With key government officials, decision makers from various industries, and leading innovators and researchers, the 25+ delegation well represents the Netherlands ecosystem. See here for more information on Delegation, objectives, program etc.

Contact information
Contents: Rob Stroeks
Registration: George van der Raaij
Logistics: Mariko Nakano

Delegates (in alphbetic order)

Delegates overview

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