The Netherlands invests in quantum computer
Delft University of Technology is taking the lead in the development of a new generation of computers, the quantum computer.
The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp announced the establishment of the QuTech Centre to head up this initiative. The scientific community, private sector and the government will all be involved in setting up the Centre. 'QuTech is a perfect example of cooperation in the area of innovation. The best researchers work together with government and the most innovative businesses to develop revolutionary technology into new products,' said Minister Kamp. 'This can lead to products and services that are relevant for society, like determining the effect of new medicines. The next generation of computers, will make use of a special feature of elementary particles: quantum bits, or gubits. The new computers could be a reality in 15 years.