Orange Quantum Systems is thrilled to participate in the European “MATQu – Materials for Quantum Computing” project. With MATQu a next step will be taken to accelerate the device engineering cycle for superconducting Transmon qubits.
MinacNed is a trade association with the aim of strengthening economic activity on the basis of microsystems and nanotechnology. Orange QS has become one of its members which consist of research institutes, the manufacturing industry, suppliers, integrators and end users of products and services enabled by, or utilizing, micro and or nanotechnology.
Orange QS is part of the Dutch Quantum Ecosystem: Quantum Delta, more specifically the Delft chapter Quantum Delft. The start-up companies in the Delft ecosystem (like Qblox, Qphox, Delft Circuits) are contributing to the global value chain of Quantum Information and Communication Technology.
On the topic of the Dutch Quantum Ecosystem, Sergei Pyatchenkov interviewed Thorsten Last, Director Development and Engineering at Orange QS. Thorsten shared his views on quantum technology development in the Netherlands and the role of start-ups:
The Unitary Hack is the first quantum open source hackathon, organized by Unitary Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit helping to create a quantum technology ecosystem that benefits the most people.
Quantify, our open-source framework for operating quantum computers in the NISQ era, was presented at the 6th webinar of Quantum Delft. Quantify is co-developed with Qblox and partly funded by The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) through the MIT instrument and recently received support from the Unitary Fund, a microgrant program that funds explorers across the world to work on quantum technologies.
Rabobank Innovation Fund Delft supports Delft based quantum startups by sponsering the ImpaQT project. Traditionally quantum computer development has been done with a monolithic approach – one entity manufacturing and sourcing all components. This is costly, time-consuming and risky. In order to accelerate quantum computer development, the IMPAQT project is aiming to showcase a modular approach: independent companies focus on different parts of the stack.
We are happy that Quantum Delta NL has been awarded €615 million from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy to power the advancement of quantum technology. Orange Quantum Systems appeared in the "Nieuwsuur" item explaining the importance of this for the Dutch quantum eco-system, alongside Qblox and Delft Circuits, as commercial parties making components for quantum computers in The Netherlands.
Adriaan Rol, co-founder and Director Research and Development at Orange QS, will present Quantify at the APS March meeting. Quantify was co-developed with Qblox and funded in part by The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) through the MIT instrument. The project to create the open-source quantum experiment control software Quantify was ranked as the best out of 45 accepted proposals by RVO.
Join session M34 on Quantum Software and Compilers at the APS March Meeting on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 11:30AM CT (18:30 CET). You will hear how Quantify can accelerate your research into quantum computing.
Several Dutch organizations have been working on standardization around quantum technology since last year. Recently, the quantum-tech start-ups Delft Circuits, Orange Quantum Systems, Qblox and QuantWare, together with research institute TNO (QuTech) submitted three proposals for standardization of quantum computing to the European standardization organization CEN-CENELEC.
The Dutch proposals focus on topics like a software programming interface for a quantum computer in the cloud, and a modular division of quantum computer hardware. This division has been chosen in such a way that it maps to the product portfolio of the startups mentioned. The proposals were accepted and now experts are working on the follow-up: new proposals with further elaboration of functional specifications, interworking and interfacing.