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Delft-based Quantum Delta NL, the Netherlands’ national ecosystem for excellence in quantum innovation, in collaboration with NWO, announced on December that 19 Honorees have been awarded €10.4M in grants as part of the second call of the National programme’s Actionline 1 ‘Research & Innovation.’ 

Of the nineteen projects awarded, two are from such young researchers. Four of the 19 applicants awarded are women. 

“We recognise these numbers can still room for improvement, and we are committed to putting resources into further achieving a better gender balance,” says the company. 

Quantum Delta NL: Working towards quantum technology breakthrough

Quantum Delta NL and NWO’s goal is to realise the much-needed scientific and technological breakthroughs in quantum technology. 

As a result, Quantum Delta NL has reserved €42M for the Action Line’ research and innovation’ for over seven years. 

The aim is to strengthen the scientific basis of Quantum technology. 

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. 

Sevaas Kokkelmans, Coordinator of Actionline 1 ‘Research & Innovation’ at Quantum Delta, NL, says, “The second Quantum Technology call was a great success. The successful proposals are spread across various areas of expertise and 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. It is very motivating for the researchers and will significantly increase their involvement with QDNL,”

Like the 2022 call, PhD researchers could apply for a personal research budget. This measure strengthened the basis for the Netherlands’ leading position in quantum research. 

“I am happy that NWO has been able to honor so many good proposals and especially that two young researchers have also received a personal postdoc; in this way, we make our ecosystem more attractive to young talent. The fact that four female scientists have received a grant is very nice and, at the same time, an encouragement for us and the ecosystem to become even more attractive, more proportionate, and more diverse,” says Pieter De Witte, Director of Research Programmes & IP at Quantum Delta NL. 

The list of successful proposals includes: 

  • Quantum for pressure
  • Superfluid quantum information
  • Quantum algorithms for mathematical problems
  • Silencing the Noise: entangled states in trapped ions for accurate quantum sensing and metrology
  • Solving hard problems in Topological Data Analysis with Quantum Many-Body Methods
  • A silicon quantum internet
  • Better components for quantum internet?
  • Quantum-enhanced sensing of quantum chemistry and interactions
  • Boosting the construction of the quantum internet using silicon semi-conductor technologies
  • Rolling the quantum dice: better quantum computers through randomness
  • A quantum readout for a quantum sensor
  • Boosting the Search for New Quantum Algorithms with AI (BoostQA)
  • ‘The dark side’ of quantum computers
  • Computing with qudits
  • Atoms in optical tweezer arrays
  • Strong Practical Security of Future Post-Quantum Digital Signature Standards (PQstrong)
  • High-Speed Quantum Key Distribution Transmitter with all-integrated Indium Phosphide Photonics
  • AtomCOMP – A Hybrid Compilation Framework with Error Mitigation and Pulse Control for Quantum Computing with Neutral Atoms
  • Diagnosing silicon qubits for fault-tolerance
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