Prof. Lieven Vandersypen is co-founder of QuTech and co-director of the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. A graduate of KU Leuven, he received his PhD from Stanford University for the first experiments in quantum computing and then joined TU Delft. His group pioneered the control and read-out of electron spin qubits in semiconductor quantum dot arrays. With his QuTech colleagues, he currently focuses on taking the field to the next level, where exploratory physics goes hand in hand with high-level engineering. In 2015, his group started a close collaboration with Intel, and he took a part-time appointment with Intel Corporation.