Aalto University, University of Helsinki and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have signed an agreement to collaborate on quantum science and technology, under the umbrella of InstituteQ: The Finnish Quantum Institute. InstituteQ brings together expertise in research, education, and innovation to drive Finland’s world-leading quantum technology research.
‘Our goals are threefold,’ explains Professor Jukka Pekola, Aalto University, ‘firstly, to coordinate our national research efforts; secondly, to provide the best possible education, both in graduate and industrial programs; and thirdly, in driving innovation.’
‘It is widely recognised that the expertise level in the workforce is currently a major bottleneck in developing quantum technology,’ explains Professor Sabrina Maniscalco, University of Helsinki, ‘By combining and coordinating our resources, we will be able to grow expertise in new directions.’
All three of the founder institutions have decades of experience in the research, teaching and commercialisation of quantum science and technology. By joining