Open platforms

We lay the foundation for a world-leading quantum internet software and service industry.

Many applications are already known that showcase the potential for a quantum internet to radically enhance internet
technology benefiting several key sectors of society. With our suite of platforms available to the public, scientists and engineers now have access to tools that will help them design future quantum internet as well as modular quantum computing architectures.

Check the platforms below and try them for yourselves!


SquidASM is an advanced quantum application SDK developed by QuTech that can be used to execute applications on a simulated quantum network. It is offered as part of QuTech’s Quantum Network Explorer and is QIA’s dedicated quantum application simulator.

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YOTSE is a flexible workflow manager that is used by the Simulation Team to efficiently run parameter optimizations with the blueprint simulation – but it can be used with other software too!

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Quantum Network Explorer

Quantum Network Explorer (QNE) is an online platform where users can learn about quantum networks, explore various applications, and write their own applications using QNE’s Application Development Kit. Currently, QNE is running on a simulated back-end supported by NetSquid. In the near future, the platform will also allow access to real quantum hardware.

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NetSquid is a powerful low-level simulator for quantum networks that follows the paradigm of discrete events. This software can be used to model networks with thousands of end nodes and qubits, as well as repeaters.

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Quantum Protocol Zoo

The Quantum Protocol Zoo is an open repository of protocols for quantum networks. It provides a compact and canonical way to explore such protocols. Moreover, it allows for easy communication among computer scientists, engineers, and physicists on a single platform.

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SimulaQron is a tool for software development over a quantum internet. Specifically, SimulaQron provides a distributed simulation of several quantum processors, connected by a simulated quantum communication channels.

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