Standards for quantum technology
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.