QuTech: quantum computing and quantum internet

QuTech is an advanced research center for quantum computing and quantum internet, a collaboration founded by TU Delft and TNO. QuTech addresses scientific challenges as well as engineering issues in a joint center of know-how with industrial partners. Quantum Technology is a key future emerging technology. QuTech is at the forefront of research and development in quantum technology.
Celebration of the QuTech - Microsoft collaboration

The second quantum revolution

Quantum technology is seen as the basis for the 'second quantum revolution'. The first quantum revolution – understanding and applying physical laws in the microscopic realm – resulted in ground-breaking technologies such as the transistor, solid-state lighting and lasers, and GPS. Today, our ability to use previously untapped quantum effects in customised systems and materials is paving the way for a second revolution. Seemingly fundamental limitations of quantum systems have recently been overcome. Although significant challenges remain available to create further scientific breakthroughs, we have also reached the point where quantum science is ready for engineering. Quantum science has entered a transformational phase from university-based research to engineering-driven technologies and TNO believes strongly that the developments in quantum technology offer chances for the Dutch industry.


QuTech is organised along Roadmaps. QuTech currently has three scientific roadmaps (Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing, Quantum Internet and Networked Computing, Topological Quantum Computing) and one partnering and engineering roadmap (Shared Development). In the Shared Development (SD) roadmap, technology developments are managed for the 3 scientific roadmaps of QuTech. Furthermore, the SD roadmap facilitates taking quantum technology to market (technology push) and constitutes a portal to QuTech for third parties who want to get access to state-of-the-art Quantum Technology (technology pull). TNO contributes to the mission of all four roadmaps by providing engineering, manufacturing and management support and by engineering and developing generic engineering solutions and pre-prototypes.

Management and staff

  • Interim Scientific Director: Ronald Hanson
  • Managing Director: Kemo Agovic

Roadmap Leaders

  • Lieven Vandersypen / Leo DiCarlo (Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing)
  • Stephanie Wehner (Quantum Internet and Networked Computing)
  • Michael Wimmer (Topological Quantum Computing)
  • Garrelt Alberts (Shared Development)

Visit the QuTech website

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Go to QuTech.nl

Excellent evaluation report for QuTech

28 March 2019
An international review committee, chaired by professor Robbert Dijkgraaf, is ‘unreservedly positive about the success of QuTech in the past, and fully endorses the institute in the years to follow’. Dijkgraaf... Read more

Have a go at Quantum Computing with Quantum Inspire

10 September 2018
For those who always wanted to have a go at quantum computing, QuTech has launched Quantum Inspire. This quantum computing platform is designed to support your first steps into the fascinating world of... Read more

Breakthrough in control system paves the way for large scale universal quantum computing

26 September 2017
Future quantum computers promise exponential scaling in computing power with linearly increasing number of qubits. However, harnessing this power is challenging due to the complexity of controlling a large... Read more

Semiconductor Equipment

Drs. Garrelt Alberts

  • Pulsim
  • HAVC
  • Process Technology
  • Control
  • Oil and Gas


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