Paul van Gerven
20 March

Qutech and four Dutch quantum companies have joined hands to deliver Europe’s first 100-qubit quantum computer. Once finished, the system will be publicly available through Qutech’s Quantum Inspire cloud platform, which has been online for four years already.

Qutech cloud
Credit: Marc Blommaert

Funded by Quantum Delta NL, the Hectoqubit/2 project is part of the European Flagship initiative Opensuperqplus, in which the TU Delft – Qutech’s parent organization, next to TNO – acts as one of three demonstrator sites. “Within the European flagship, we’re the ones who are embracing the 100-qubit target. In fact, we’re the only ones. We’ve really stuck our necks out,” says Leonardo DiCarlo, professor at TU Delft.

Each of the four participating companies – Quantware (quantum chips), Delft Circuits (cryogenic cabling), Qblox (control electronics) and Orange Quantum Systems (automated calibration software), all located close to the Delft campus – will deliver a key layer of the full quantum computer stack. Each entity has longstanding ties with the TU Delft-TNO quantum program and a shared mission to advance quantum computing to practical and reliable usability.