Last week I had the pleasure of being part of the Quantum Inspire launch. During this event Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven and Eurocomissioner Mariya Gabriel presented the Quantum Inspire. Quantum Inspire is Europe's first public quantum computer, and the world's first multi-qubit platform with both a transmon and a silicon-spin backend. Here I give my (biased) summary of the discussions we had during the event.
Today marks the beginning of a new Dutch quantum computing start-up, Orange Quantum Systems. The announcement comes right after the launch of Europe’s first public Quantum Computing platform Quantum Inspire, by QuTech. Part of the team that developed Quantum Inspire is now starting the spin-off company Orange Quantum Systems. Their goal is to make their know-how in building complex quantum computing systems available to research groups worldwide and to help them develop quantum computing technology.
A lot has been said and written about the disruptive power of Quantum Computing. But the truth is we don’t know yet if this is indeed true. The only way to find out what the potential of Quantum Computers is, is to build them and make them available to the world. This is exactly the objective of Orange Quantum Systems.