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Heralded as a breakthrough technology, with unforeseeable applications on all market sectors and contribution to almost all sustainable goals, quantum technology is a booming domain of activities. While it once was contained to the realm of scientific and academic research, more and more industrial applications are seeing the light of day and a number of companies are joining the ecosystem. At the heart of this innovation tumbler TNO is playing a coordinating role, linking the many ongoing research activities to applications in the market.
Activities on Applied Quantum Technologies in The Netherlands have decades of heritage thanks to the leading position of the TU Delft on this front. In 2015, the QuTech collaboration was started, coupling the university with TNO to further advance the Technology Readiness Level. This provided a springboard of innovation, generating a number of startup companies as well as allowing further consolidation of our efforts by writing the National Agenda for Quantum Technology.
This agenda aimed at gathering all Dutch activities on the topic and channel all efforts to position The Netherlands at the forefront of European Quantum activities. The Agenda was received extremely positively by the government which granted it with a 630 M EUR growth fund in 2021 to fulfill its objectives.
Considering this growth, TNO has a key role to play as orchestrator of innovation. Specifically, in the context of the quantum growth fund, TNO is active on three major fronts:
In addition to these key projects, TNO has four main tasks to support Small and Medium Enterprises that are developing in this nascent ecosystem by supporting their R&D efforts and providing them with innovative solutions. With the growth of the ecosystem, this specific role of TNO is becoming more and more prominent.
Do you want to be part of these activities and add your contribution to 40+ TNO colleagues working on this topic? We have a number of opportunities for you to apply for:
Contributing to tomorrow’s world. Envision it. Become a Senior Quantum Systems Engineer at TNO in Delft.
Contributing to tomorrow’s world. Envision it. Become a Quantum Systems Engineer at TNO in Delft.
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