Collaboration Projects

Quantum.Amsterdam and its strong knowledge partners provide a gateway for the industry to top-quality scientists, engineers, students, and entrepreneurs. With a unique focus on quantum software applications and strong business themes, like finance, quantum chemistry & materials, operations research, and security, the hub has the ambition and drive to bridge the gap between these industry areas and knowledge.

By supporting collaboration between major international companies and knowledge partners, the hub is increasingly becoming a source of new technology and know-how. To stimulate these research and development partnerships, and match talent with companies, the hub organizes industry networking events that expose industry to new quantum technologies.

“Even though we have known for decades that some real-world business problems could be solved by quantum computers, it is still unclear whether they can offer an advantage over conventional computers for most industrial problems. That is why it is so great that scientists are working together with companies to identify industrial use cases. We are very excited to be developing new and more industrially relevant quantum algorithms.”

Business Projects

Process optimization

QuSoft is working together with the Bosch Group in a two-year collaboration. The goal is to investigate potential quantum computing use cases at Bosch. The topics range from optimization, which has many applications in product design and logistics, to machine learning. The collaboration involves an exploratory study of the use cases, as well as in-depth analysis and proof-of-concept simulations of the most promising applications.

“Quantum computing will be very important for us at Bosch. Due to our broad technology portfolio, we see many potential use cases, ranging from optimization via machine learning to logistics. Optimization is particularly relevant in engineering, where we seek designs leading to products that are both more cost-efficient and reliable, as well as in production and scheduling. Powerful quantum computers are still a few years away, but we feel it is essential to start investigating use cases now so we are ready when suitable hardware exists.”

DisQover project

Project DisQover is a two-year collaboration between QuSoft and ABN AMRO that explores potential applications of quantum computing in the financial industry. DisQover aims to do the following: identify the complex computing problems ABN AMRO is currently tackling or would like to tackle in the near future as part of the financial services they provide, and research if and how these problems can be solved more efficiently on a quantum computer.

“Quantum technologies are very important long-term subjects that will take years to be developed. ABN AMRO has an obligation towards society to work on making sure that we protect the assets of our customers an ourselves, now and in the future”.

Education projects

Quantum in Business and Society

Knowledge partner QuSoft and business partner Atos joined forces in a new collaborative course “Quantum in Business and Society”. Quantum in Business and Society discusses the benefits that quantum technology can offer, but also the dangers.

The focus is on developing new use cases, engaging business markets & the challenges and knowledge gaps that companies are currently experiencing. It teaches students to transform academic knowledge into useful use cases for business. 

Frederik Kerling, Senior Quantum Expert at Atos and Koen Groenland, Quantum innovation Officer at Quantum.Amsterdam are teaching this new course at the University of Amsterdam to give students a clear picture about the impact that future quantum computers will have on industry and society.


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.

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