QuSoft is the new Dutch research center for quantum software. Its mission is to develop new protocols, algorithms and applications that can be run on small and medium-sized prototypes of a quantum computer. The main focus of QuSoft is on the development of quantum software, which requires fundamentally different techniques and approaches from conventional software.

QuSoft was launched by CWI, UvA and VU in December 2015 and builds on the institutions’ excellent track record in quantum computing and quantum information.


The overarching challenge for QuSoft is to harness the power of quantum information, through the study of quantum information science and the development of quantum algorithms. A particular focus is the design and development of protocols for quantum computation and quantum communication that can be run on small and medium-sized qubit platforms.

The research at QuSoft can be divided into four lines:
1. Quantum simulation and few-qubit applications
2. Quantum information science
3. Cryptography in a quantum world
4. Quantum algorithms and complexity




Best student paper award at ICALP19 for András Gilyén and Joran van Apeldoorn

Qusofters András Gilyén and Joran van Apeldoorn win the best student paper award at ICALP track A for their paper “Improvements in Quantum SDP-Solving with.. Read More →

2nd General Assembly of the Quantum Software Consortium

On Friday June 21 2019 the second QSC General Assembly will take place at Zuidas Business & Conference Center, Amsterdam. Click here for more information... Read More →