Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) stands as the leading center for quantum technology research in the Netherlands. Its involvement in the OSQ+ program is mainly facilitated through QuTech, the mission-driven research institute established from the collaboration between TU Delft and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO).
The QuTech mission is to develop scalable prototypes of a quantum computer and an inherently safe quantum internet, based on the fundamental laws of quantum mechanics. To achieve these ambitious goals, we bring together scientists, engineers and industry in an inspiring environment. Here, we are jointly creating the quantum future, because we believe that quantum technology can be a gamechanger in many social and economic sectors, including health, agriculture, chemical industry, material science, climate and safety.
Our dedication to impactful research and education is evident in our 20+ world-class research labs and groups, extensive industry research collaborations, and a thriving ecosystem of innovative start-ups and spin-offs. Presently, the Delft hub proudly hosts approximately 700 professionals dedicated to quantum technology, with an equal distribution between QuTech and our broader ecosystem.
TU Delft is involved in the design, fabrication, characterisation, calibration and operation of superconducting quantum processors. We have a key focus on performing quantum error correction and fault-tolerant quantum computation. Our R&D&I efforts are focused towards scaling up the transmon-based quantum processors publicly available via the Quantum Inspire platform to the 100-qubit level. In addition to developing quantum hardware, we also actively work on theory and simulation such as analytics, numerics and modelling for superconducting quantum processors. Finally, TU Delft is involved in the organisation of reflection workshops on allocation of compute time, EU regulations and ethical thinking in the context of quantum computers.