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.

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NWO Take-off feasibility study granted to Orange QS

Another step for the Delft ecosystem in moving towards market implementation of quantum computing technology. Orange QS has been converting the knowledge and experience of its team members, gained while developing QuTech’s Quantum Inspire, into commercial services and products. The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has now granted Orange QS funding to perform a feasibility study of providing Quantum Systems Engineering Support as a service to the market. Furthermore, the market value of Quantum Accelerator, a quantum technology test and validation platform, will be assessed.

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European Quantum Leadership Meeting (within QBN)

On December 15, 2020, the Quantum Business Network organized its inaugural European Quantum Leadership meeting with a session on Quantum Computing.

The session was a great opportunity for Thorsten Last, Director of Development & Engineering, to share Orange QS' products and services and the company's place in Europe's emerging quantum computing ecosystem and supply chain. Orange QS is a systems integrator and is supporting its customers with products and services in their pursuit to close the quantum advantage gap.

Thorsten's presentation on enabling the future of quantum computing through co-development can be found here.

Feel free to contact Orange QS for a more in-depth discussion.

NanoFront Seed Money granted to Orange QS

Orange QS builds directly on the know-how developed during the NanoFront sponsored Ph.D. (cum laude) of M.A. Rol: “Control for Programmable Superconducting Quantum Systems”. Orange QS was granted the NanoFront seed money to extend the initial prototype of Quantify, the open-source software framework for controlling quantum experiments based on PycQED (M.A.Rol et al. GitHub 2016).

Casimir Research School-NanoFront Seed money

Quantify is a joint development of Qblox and Orange QS that addresses the main limitations of current academic software, namely a lack of documentation and quality control. The Nanofront seed money will be used to extend the core framework for controlling experiment to develop a calibration framework based on AutoDepGraph (M.A.Rol et al. GitHub 2018), a basic system emulator that models both the device physics and hardware interfaces and an important subset of the experiment libraries.

If you are interested in using or co-developing Quantify, please contact Adriaan Rol for more information.

Orange QS takes part in the Inside Quantum Technology Europe conference

IQT Europe - The Future of Quantum Computing, Quantum Networking, Quantum Sensors and Quantum Cryptography

On Tuesday 27 October, Adriaan Rol, co-founder and Director Research & Development, will represent Orange QS on the panel "Emerging technologies and companies in quantum computing". Later that day, Orange QS co-founder and lead business developer Amber van Hauwermeiren will be moderating the panel Cryo, control and subsystems for quantum computing. Orange QS will bring the perspective of the European system integrator to these panels on the IQT conference.

The first panel Emerging technologies and companies in quantum computing, will be moderated by Freeke Heijman. She is the Founder and Director of Quantum Delta Nederland as well as the Director of Quantum Delft. She is expected to let her panelists sketch out their vision of a European industry around quantum technologies.

The second panel Cryo, control and subsystems for quantum computing, will be moderated by our lead business developer Amber Van Hauwermeiren. Attending the panel will be Niels Bultink (Qblox), Hans van den Vlekkert (Quix) and Tomek Schulz (Kiutra). These companies make up part of the developing European value chain of quantum computing and will discuss their common challenges in hardware development and running a business in the current European ecosystem. Who's missing in the European supply chain? What are the first markets in Europe and around the world?

We hope you will tune in to our two panels on Tuesday 27 October! The conference schedule can be viewed on the IQT Europe website.

Virtual Quantum Computing Summit London (2-3 September)

Orange QS will take part in the Virtual Quantum Computing Summit in London on Wednesday 2 September. Contact us at, if you want to have a conversation with us on 2 or 3 September.

We're always open to explore partnerships and find the best international customers and suppliers. We're excited to represent The Netherlands and Delft, a quantum hub that has been building expertise in quantum technologies for decades now. Let's enable the future of quantum together!


Dutch startup spins out of QuTech offering experimental setups to quantum computing research groups.

Orange Quantum Systems - Enabling the Future of Quantum Computing

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.

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