615 million euros for quantum research
Quantum Delta NL, a research programme in which Leiden University participates, has been awarded 615 million euros from the National Growth Fund to help develop the Netherlands into a top player in quantum technology. This has been announced at the presentation of the honoured proposals in The Hague.
Quantum technology is a new key technology that makes use of quantum mechanics for fundamentally new applications in information technology, communication, navigation, measurement and computer simulations. Quantum computers can model molecules and materials with an accuracy that would cost ordinary computers millions of years of calculation.
Quantum Delta NL is a cooperation of companies and research institutes in which the research has been organised in five hubs at the universities of Delft, Leiden, Amsterdam, Twente and Eindhoven.