Several projects of QSC members won Quantum Delta NL award.
“The second Quantum Technology call was a great success. The successful proposals are spread across various areas of expertise and of application of quantum technology, and they all feed into the three catalyst projects of Quantum Delta NL. Both the quality of the proposals and the success rate are very high. This is very motivating for the researchers and will significantly increase their involvement with QDNL.” says Servaas Kokkelmans.
Servaas Kokkelmans is coordinator of actionline 1 ‘Research & Innovation' at Quantum Delta NL.
This year’s awarded research includes a “High-Speed Quantum Key Distribution Transmitter with all-integrated Indium Phosphide Photonics” and “A spin-photon interface in silicon for scalable quantum information technologies.” Last year, 16 projects were awarded including a unique quantum simulator and technology to check the geographical position of a bank computer with quantum verification.
The goal of Quantum Delta NL and NWO is to realize the much-needed scientific and technological breakthroughs in the field of quantum technology. Quantum Delta NL has reserved a total of 42 million euros for the Action Line 'research and innovation', over a period of seven years. The aim is to strengthen the scientific basis of Quantum technology.
Just like in the 2022 call, PhD researchers could apply for a personal research budget. This measure was introduced to strengthen the basis for the Netherlands' leading position in quantum research. Of the nineteen projects awarded, two are from such young researchers. Four of the 19 applicants awarded are women. We recognize these numbers can still room improve, and we are committed to putting resources into further achieving a better gender balance.
List of successful proposals:
Superfluid quantum information
Prof. dr. D. Bouwmeester
Quantum algorithms for mathematical problems
Dr. P.J. Bruin
Quantum-enhanced sensing of quantum chemistry and interactions
Dr. R. Gerritsma
University of Amsterdam
Diagnosing silicon qubits for fault-tolerance
Delft University of Technology