Roberto Viola, Director-General at the European Commission, stopped by the Orange QS lab in the House of Quantum, as part of a lab-tour and visit organized by Quantum Delta NL and Quantum Delft.
We showed the real-time tune up of a single qubit in the 5 qubit Soprano QPU of QuantWare. Within the brief visit, we were able to show the EU commissioner the coherence time of the qubit measured inside our Orange R&D System.
We highlighted how our founders were involved in the development of Quantum Inspire, which was planned as one of the next stops on the visit of the delegation. It was also a great moment to bring up how we’re using the EIC Accelerator grant we obtained in June this year and the pre-seed investment of €1.5M by QDNL Participations and Cottonwood Technology Fund to build easy-to-use, affordable and fast test equipment for the quantum industry.
The European Commission has actively supported the quantum ecosystem in Europe. We showed the delegation how we’re active in several European projects, like OpenSuperQPlus, part of the Quantum Flagship, and MATQu, an ECSEL Joint Undertaking. Since testing will be an essential part of the quantum industry, we hope the European Commission keeps up its support, for example with the funding of European pilot lines for quantum chips.
We also got the honor to explain how ImpaQT, a consortium of Orange QS, QuantWare, Qblox and Delft Circuits, is working on the interface between cryo-IO and quantum chip. The modular approach used in every ImpaQT project is a unique, multi-lateral way to build a full-stack system, enabling the development of interfaces and standards for the involved consortium members.
The tour continued with an introduction to Qblox and further lab visits of QphoX and QuantWare, before the delegation headed off to QuTech, hosted by TU Delft and TNO.