Fujitsu and Delft University of Technology have announced the establishment of the Fujitsu Advanced Computing Lab Delft on TU Delft Campus, an industry-academia collaboration hub dedicated to the development of quantum computing technologies. The new collaboration hub will be positioned as part of the Fujitsu Small Research Lab initiative, which dispatches Fujitsu researchers to technology incubators at leading global universities to conduct joint research with some of the top researchers in their fields, including professors as well as the next generation of innovators. Fujitsu has also joined House of Quantum as its first industry partner.

The Advanced Computing Lab will be established at world-leading quantum technology research institute QuTech – a collaboration between Delft University of Technology and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) – and aims to accelerate R&D of diamond-spin quantum computing, a technology that Fujitsu and Delft University of Technology have been researching since October 2020.

In addition, the two partners will further advance the development of real-world quantum applications, and aim to realise innovative fluid simulation technologies that apply quantum computing to the field of computational fluid dynamics, where large-scale and complex computations represent an ongoing challenge.

Prof. Tim van der Hagen, Rector Magnificus/President Delft University of Technology and Vivek Mahajan, SEVP, CTO and CPO, Fujitsu Limited
shake hands on the new collaboration

Dr. Shintaro Sato, Fellow SVP & Head of Quantum Laboratory at Fujitsu Research, Fujitsu Limited, comments: “We have been working closely with Delft University of Technology on diamond spin qubit technology for the past three years — I am proud of what we have achieved together so far, and I am confident that this new lab will form the foundation for fruitful future collaboration.” He was recently featured in a TU Delft Pioneering Tech story about the rapid growth of QuTech’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and Fujitsu’s role, which you can read here.

First industry partner House of Quantum

The Fujitsu Advanced Computing Lab Delft marks a further strengthening of this innovation ecosystem around quantum technology. On the same day, House of Quantum announced that Fujitsu has joined as its first official industry partner. “This collaboration allows them to extend their physical presence in Delft, strategically positioning them near the cutting-edge technology and talent within the dynamic quantum ecosystem at House of Quantum”, the organisation stated.

“The mutual benefits of this partnership extend well beyond, reaching the wider quantum community and presenting a prime opportunity to highlight and connect Fujitsu with key influencers in the Dutch quantum field.”