Bluefors will join the Delft quantum technology community and open an R&D facility on the TU Delft Campus in the Netherlands, Europe. Our mission in Bluefors is to develop cryogenic technology for quantum computers. The Bluefors lab will be located in the old Applied Sciences building where QuTech is housed, and is bound to open during first quarter of 2019.
Bluefors sells cryostat’s that are needed to cool the quantum chips to extremely low temperatures. Quantum effects, such as superposition and entanglement that are used in quantumcomputer’s only manifest themselves under these circumstances. At this moment there are chips of a few dozen qubits, the basic units of quantum computers, in a cryostat. If the technology will be scaled up in the coming years, the cryostats will also need to be developed further.
“It is important for us to be able to design these new specifications with leading users and to benefit from each other’s knowledge “, says Rob Blaauwgeers, CEO of Bluefors. “That is why we decided to carry out R&D close to the Delft research groups. In our new R&D lab we would like to collaborate with the Delft groups, but also with our other customers and partners from all over the world ”