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, IMPAQT envisions a modular approach: independent companies focus on different parts of the stack.
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.
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.
Thorsten Last, one of Orange QS founders, has contributed to the European Research and Technology Organisation’s (RTO) white paper "The Future is Quantum ... and the Future is Now". It gives insight in Europe's position on the world stage, the opportunities and challenges ahead and the emerging value chains in Europe.
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).
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.
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.
Orange QS will take part in the Virtual Quantum Computing Summit in London on Wednesday 2 September. Contact us at email@example.com, 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!
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.