The National Growth Fund programme Quantum Delta NL is organising Quantum Meets from 12 to 16 June: a week of events to inspire, connect and learn about quantum technology. The kick-off takes place at the University of Twente.
The event, to be held annually, will take place across the country. Quantum Delta's five core hubs - Amsterdam, Delft, Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Enschede - will each organise one of the five days. MESA+, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, ROC van Twente and ChipTech Twente are organising the programme in Twente.
The week includes a complete programme of workshops, lectures and networking opportunities. Most events are free to attend. For the full programme, check out the Quantum Meets website. On 12 June, the week starts with a lunch lecture by Peter Lodahl, professor of quantum physics at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. This marks Lodahl's brief return to Twente, after conducting research here as a postdoc from 2002 to 2005.
The Twente partners will also organise events during the rest of the week. For example, ChipTech Twente together with the Talent & Learning Centre of QuantumDelta will organise a ChipTech lunch at Connect U on Tuesday 13 June, and on Wednesday 14 June Saxion together with UT will organise a lunch lecture with Kees Eijkel in Waaier 2 (Breedveldzaal) of UT. Following this, there will be an internship/vacancy market for students of Saxion University of Applied Sciences and UT.
Quantum Delta NL (QDNL) is a foundation - consisting of knowledge institutions, companies and civil society organisations - with the following goal: within the next seven years, to position the Netherlands as a Silicon Valley of quantum technology. The government has allocated EUR 615 million with the National Growth Fund to realise this goal. QDNL covers all of the Netherlands but has five core hubs: Delft University, Eindhoven University of Technology, Leiden University, University of Twente and University of Amsterdam.