Enabling the Future of Quantum Computing

Orange QS offers setups for research into quantum computing. We use the knowledge we have acquired in this field to develop customized quantum computing systems. Orange QS is part of Quantum Delft's world-leading ecosystem for innovation.

What we offer

An experiment control setup at DiCarloLab, QuTech. From left to right, control software, hardware, and cryogenics.

An experiment control setup at DiCarloLab, QuTech. From left to right, control software, hardware, and cryogenics. Icons adapted from Quantum Inspire.

We provide an engineering service for labs that do research into quantum physics and quantum computing technology. Our team has a proven track record for designing, engineering, procuring and delivering complex experimental setups. This know-how is also being used to develop our own product line of quantum computers, which we are co-developing with our innovation partners.

Get your quotation

If you are interested, just contact us to discuss your system requirements and needs. We will help you to define its specifications, get the best quotes from suppliers, and get your experimental setup in place as efficiently as possible.

For more information, please contact:
Amber van Hauwermeiren

Join our development

Our development team is creating a quantum computing stack based on Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum (NISQ) processors. This stack is modular, standardized, and the backbone of our product line of quantum computers. The development is being carried out together with our innovation partners: QuTech, Delft Circuits, Qblox and Qu & Co.

If you would like to join us as one of our innovation partners, please contact:
Garrelt Alberts

Our Quantum Computing stack

The system backbone will be co-developed with our partners that have the same ambition as Orange QS: to build the first kilo-qubit system in the world. We expect that a kilo-qubit quantum processor with high-fidelity operations is capable of outperforming classical computers on useful computations. Orange QS will orchestrate the required R&D efforts in such a way that component suppliers can benefit from the backbone’s system architecture. The architecture will be modular, standardized, and will provide suppliers with the clear benefit of developing components that perform perfectly in the complete system.

If you want to know more about our Quantum Computing stack, please contact:
Adriaan Rol


The founding team of Orange Quantum Systems is dedicated to building quantum computers for real-world applications. With diverse professional backgrounds in physics, engineering and business, these well connected and entrepreneurial minds have been waiting for an opportunity like Orange Quantum Systems.


Thorsten received his Diploma (MSc equivalent) in Physics and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany. He has been involved in various projects in academia and the semiconductor industry, spanning from “beyond CMOS” device physics to Silicon Valley tech consultancy and EUV lithography. Since 2017, Thorsten has been responsible as a Senior Systems Engineer at TNO/QuTech for the organization of Quantum Inspire’s SPIN-2 quantum processor manufacturing effort, and for setting up Quantum Inspire’s Quantum Computing lab.

Thorsten Last
Systems Engineering

Garrelt obtained his MSc degree in Physics and his BSc in Dutch Law at the University of Utrecht in 1998. He finished his PDeng in Mechanical Engineering on Computational Mechanics at the Twente University in 2001. In 2007 he became a TNO Project Manager, and was responsible for several product development projects and research programs. From 2009 onwards he took Department Management responsibility for a group of 60 R&D professionals. In 2017 he started as a QuTech Roadmap Leader, responsible for managing the engineering activities.

Garrelt Alberts
Operations & Strategy

During his PhD (cum laude) in the group of Prof. DiCarlo, Adriaan worked on control for superconducting quantum systems. He has developed new calibration and characterization protocols, as well as a new type of two-qubit gate, and made key contributions to the development of Quantum Infinity, a transmon-based full-stack quantum computer that preceded QuTech’s Quantum Inspire platform. Adriaan has worked closely with experts from all layers of the stack, which was formally recognized through the Zurich Instruments Pioneer Award, and resulted in award-winning papers. Before starting his PhD, Adriaan was on the executive board of a non-profit business consultancy.

Adriaan Rol
Systems Architecture

Amber, the team’s youngest member, moved from Belgium to the Netherlands in 2011 to study Aerospace Engineering at the TU Delft. He co-founded the automated coating company Qlayers BV in 2017, and the Aerospace Innovation Hub at the TU Delft in 2018. This gives him experience in bootstrapping high-tech companies. Working at TNO since 2019, he analyzed the market of quantum computing and has applied this insight to Orange Quantum Systems as a business developer.

Amber van Hauwermeiren
Business Development

Kelvin trained as an aerospace engineer in NTU, Singapore, with working experience at the IIT Kanpur in India, and KAIST, in South Korea. With the Erasmus Mundus scholarship, he trained as an applied mathematician focusing on high performance computing at the TU Delft, The Netherlands, and FAU Erlangen, Germany. At TNO, he has contributed to projects within the energy, maritime, and defense sectors, and has contributed to the central controller firmware within Quantum Inspire. Considered as the all-rounder in terms of software and algorithm development.

Kelvin Loh
Software Engineering


Freeke Heijman - Founder and Director of Quantum Delta Nederland; Director of Quantum Delft

Welcome to the vibrant quantum community in Delft!

We have been waiting to see a systems integrator like Orange QS emerge out of QuTech, TNO and TU Delft. And now it’s here! I’m looking forward to the quantum computing solutions that Orange QS will bring to the market. The team of Orange QS clearly understands the operational issues at play and has access to the best solutions that Delft has been optimizing for years, be it in electronics, software, cryo and hardware. They will offer a valuable service by providing their know-how on integrating setups for quantum computing R&D.

Freeke Heijman - Founder and Director of Quantum Delta Nederland

Sal Bosman - CEO of Delft Circuits

Let's build a kilo-qubit NISQ system!

From day one, we have been convinced that a healthy quantum industry naturally evolves into various players in a strong value chain and diverse eco-system. We are very glad that Orange QS joins the campus as an integrator, that shares one of our goals of (contributing to) building kilo-qubit scale NISQ systems. Together with our customers, we make quantum technologies reality, so let’s get it done.

Sal Bosman - CEO of Delft Circuits

Niels Bultink - CEO of Qblox

Looking forward to co-development with Orange QS.

We will work closely together with Orange QS on integration of the quantum computing setup, for example on control software. It’s challenging to set up a quantum computing stack and keep it operational. Great to see a company in the Delft quantum ecosystem taking up this integration challenge.

Niels Bultink - CEO of Qblox

Benno Broer - CEO of Qu & Co

Looking forward to keeping a close alignment between our quantum algorithms and the hardware they have to run on.

At Qu&Co, we build quantum algorithms. We’re excited to see a company emerge out of the Dutch quantum ecosystem that wants to integrate quantum computing systems. We look forward to working together with Orange QS and we will keep a close feedback-loop with teams working on improving quantum hardware.

Benno Broer - CEO of Qu & Co

Lieven Vandersypen - Professor of Quantum Nanoscience & Director of Research at QuTech

The right team to create success.

QuTech is a source of talent and knowledge in the quantum ecosystem that we develop around it. Our mission, scalable prototypes, and our full-stack approach provide a basis for the growing global quantum industry. We trust that the OQS team, with its experience in building quantum systems, will provide unique value to its customers.

Lieven Vandersypen - Professor of Quantum Nanoscience & Director of Research at QuTech

Rogier Verberk - Director Semiconductor Equipment Industry TNO

Orange QS is an excellent opportunity for QuTech and TNO to transfer technology and know-how.

I’m excited about the opportunity to connect the Netherlands’ position in quantum sciences with its world leading economic position in instrument development. Orange QS operates exactly at this interface. It also contributes to the position of Europe and to our efforts in developing technology platforms that allow users to maintain control over their data.

Rogier Verberk - Director Semiconductor Equipment Industry TNO