Drs. Garrelt Alberts
- Process Technology
- Oil and Gas
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.
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