In 2020, the UvA, QuSoft, CWI and other leading Dutch universities and partners joined forces to create Quantum Delta Netherlands (QDNL). Through the National Growth Fund, QDNL received funding for an ambitious project that aims to accelerate quantum technology in the Netherlands, promote international excellence and stimulate economic growth.
LabQ will not only be the home of the successful research centre QuSoft at the UvA and CWI, the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands. The building will also house advanced laser setups that can lead to breakthroughs in quantum research. The focus will furthermore be on the development of quantum applications and quantum sensing. The building will provide space for co-creation and field labs, enabling UvA researchers to collaborate closely with each other and with external partners. This will bridge the gap between fundamental quantum research and its practical applications, making LabQ at the UvA a key component of the national quantum ecosystem of Quantum Delta NL.
*Floor plan: a schematic overview of how departments, teams and projects are housed relative to each other.
Artist impression of the new LabQ building at Amsterdam Science Park. The building comprises 7 floors with a total area of 13,000 square meters. Learn more about the design.