The award was provided by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy’s National Growth Fund to Quantum Delta NL, a public-private partnership of tech companies, government agencies, and all major quantum research centers in the Netherlands. The goals for this award will be to train 2,000 researchers and engineers in quantum technology, scale 100 quantum startups and establish three major corporate R&D centers in the Netherlands by 2027. The Netherlands had previously released a National Agenda for Quantum Technology in October 2019 with an objective of having the country become a major player in the quantum industry. This award will provide full funding to the plans described in that agenda for a period from 2021 to 2027. For more about this award, you can view the full press release on the Quantum Delta NL website here.

April 9, 2021