Over the next ten years, six parties will be investing €135 million in QuTech, the quantum technology institute which aims to develop the building blocks for the first quantum computer. The covenant for this was signed by the six parties in Delft this afternoon. The covenant forms a solid basis in which the six parties undertake to support the QuTech institute for the next 10 years. QuTech is an initiative of TU Delft and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Last year, the Dutch government chose QuTech as a National Icon; an innovative technology project that receives extra government support.