Applied Quantum Tech challenge - applications open



Online (Oct 18), and in Delft&Rotterdam


Ahead of the Erasmus-Descartes conference on 16 November on European technological sovereignty and quantum technology, the Institut Français NL organises a Young Talents program. Twelve students from the Netherlands and France will work through two challenges ('Green Quantum' and 'Cryptogaphy') with two coaches, and will pitch their findings at the beginning of the conference. The Young Talents program thus begins earlier that week, between 13–16 November. Two teams will work on either of two topics: 'Green Quantum: how can quantum technology help tackle climate change', and the other team on 'Cryptography: safe quantum future'.

The 12 selected participants must attend both the online meeting (Oct. 18th) and the 4-day physical session in Rotterdam and Delft (Nov. 13-15). Participation in the entire program is mandatory (incl. the conference on Nov. 16th).

Master students and PhD candidates (PDEng/PhD) at a Dutch or French university in the field of quantum engineering are eligible for this event. To apply, you should be aged between 20 and 35 and with a good knowledge of the English language. International students are also invited to apply.

The application deadline to participate in this Young Talent program is September 17th 2023, at 23:59 CET. Besides sharing your contact information, you will need to upload a CV and answer two motivation questions. Enroll via this link.

More information
More information about the Young Talent program can be found via this link. As these events are organised by the French and Dutch embassies, currently the information is only available in Dutch or French. Note however that English is the working language for both the Young Talent program and the Erasmus-Descarte Conference.