About Q.A

This year, Quantum.Amsterdam has established itself as a new major innovation hub for the development of new quantum software and applications.

The main purpose of the hub is to boost the innovation and economic development of quantum technology by building a strong quantum development infrastructure and organizing intense collaborations in key areas between leading knowledge partners, technology companies, and an industry network that has a strong interest in exploring and developing new business applications.

The initial focus areas of Quantum.Amsterdam are finance, quantum chemistry & materials, operations research, and security. For these areas, the hub will initiate and support a range of collaborative research with major international companies to increasingly become a source of new technology and know-how. Quantum.Amsterdam will provide access to powerful research facilities, infrastructure, and tooling. And it will act as a hotspot for talent, create high-potential startups, and train, educate, and inspire a growing quantum community.

Our foundation

QuSoft is the Dutch research center for quantum software and applications. Its research started about 20 years ago, and today QuSoft is a leading research center in its field. Moreover, it is the cornerstone of the Quantum.Amsterdam hub.

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands and part of the Institutes Organisation of NWO, NWO-I. CWI’s quantum computer research started already in 1996. The work of the current Algorithms and Complexity group under supervision of Harry Buhrman is now concentrated in the QuSoft research centre and hosted at CWI. 

University of Amsterdam (UvA) hosts strong quantum physics and computer science research groups. Also, in addition to committed research groups, the university will invest in Quantum.Amsterdam and provide working space in which the scientists, engineers, and companies will work, meet, and cooperate.

Quantum Delta NL is a nationwide program which will be launched in 2021 to stimulate quantum innovation and economic development. Building on Dutch strengths in this field, it aims to enhance its position as the leading region in the EU for quantum technology. Quantum.Amsterdam is part of Quantum Delta NL, and in that capacity the hub will be tasked with developing quantum software and applications.

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What can Q.A do for your business?

Quantum.Amsterdam turns early ideas into concrete projects with clear deliverables and with the right partners. We encourage you to engage in a dialogue with us to establish a partnership and start building an innovative roadmap for quantum software and applications. This is the starting point for preparing your company for future quantum technologies.

In which value propositions are you interested in?