TNO is an independent research organisation that believes in the joint creation of economic and social value. TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society in a sustainable way.
Quantum technology holds great promise for society, industry and science. In order to fulfil this promise, the National Quantum Technology Agenda (NAQT) has been established to maintain the position of the Netherlands as a frontrunner and pioneer in the development of quantum technology and to further strengthen it as an international knowledge and innovation hub for quantum technology.
As one of the founders of QuTech, TNO was able to contribute to NAQT. QuTech is a centre of expertise that focuses, in collaboration with companies, on scientific challenges and technical problems in the field of quantum computing and quantum internet.
TNO activities are gathered in the Semiconductor roadmap within TNO’s Industry unit, but also serve other roadmaps such as Space & Scientific Instrumentation and the Defence & Security and Industry units.
Various expertise groups within TNO also contribute to quantum developments:
+ The Quantum Technology group focuses on the design and manufacture of quantum devices and systems that use them;
+ The Applied Cryptography & Quantum Algorithms(ACQ) group, which has a strong focus on algorithm developments (for quantum computing and quantum communication);
+ The Radar Technology group, which uses quantum sensing for defence applications.
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