There has been a strong tradition of successful scientific collaborations in the field of quantum technologies between Japan and the Netherlands for decades. The most striking example is the first demonstration of a flux qubit by Professor Hans Mooij and Professor Yasunobu Nakamura from Delft University of Technology and NEC in 2003 see blog and paper. And the ties have grown closer ever since.
Because of the scientific and strategic importance of the field, both countries have decided to include quantum technologies on the list of collaboration topics of the Joint Committee on Research and Innovation at the first official NL-Japan quantum meeting in Tokyo in 2015. Since then, the landscape of quantum related research in the both countries and globally has changed dramatically with substantial new public and private efforts in China, the US and Europe.
To discuss the scientific developments and identify topics for collaboration, a second Japan-NL Quantum Technologies conference is organized on 16-18 September in Delft.
The program offers the opportunity to leading scientists of both countries to present their new work in plenary talks and a poster session. There also will be ample time for informal discussions and labtours. The conference is open for scientific and business communities of both countries.
Lieven Vanderseypen (conference chair)