Quantum Computing

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Quantum Computing Excellence

Unleash the power of Finland’s information and communication technology legacy, as Helsinki offers a complete quantum computing supply chain—from R&D to production—spanning close-to-fundamental research, cryogenic measurement systems, and complete quantum computers.

Marek Sevcik

Hotel F6

The City of Helsinki is the coolest place to develop Quantum Computing
– More Speed with Less Power

Why look at Quantum Computing in Greater Helsinki?

Helsinki offers world-leading skills and capabilities in quantum computing with affordable costs. Finland is already home to some of the most innovative startups and scale-ups such as IQM and Bluefors and cutting edge quantum technology research and development in Helsinki area at VTT and Aalto University. Finland has a long history in information and communication technologies.

Helsinki provides a complete supply chain for Quantum Computing from R&D to production and a broad spectrum of products and services starting from close-to-fundamental research all the way up to cryogenic measurement systems and tools and complete quantum computers. Thanks to the growing number of startups in quantum, Finland also provides exceptionally intriguing investment opportunities in this field.

Our superior, high quality and reliable technology have resulted from decades of fundamental research and its successful commercialisation. Helsinki stands out globally due to our exceptionally broad capabilities in a very focused area of superconducting quantum computers.

We came here because we felt Finland and Helsinki are great testbeds for us. There is a lot of excellent technical expertise here, especially in quantum computing hardware, software and systems development

Rob Blaauwgeers


Bluefors Oy

Miikka Pirinen

Within quantum computing, we’re especially focused on

  • Dilution refrigerator systems for measurement of quantum chips
  • Superconducting chip design and simulation services
  • Quantum Computing systems delivered & installed at customer sites
  • Superconducting electronic circuits for quantum computers such as amplifiers and quantum processing units (QPU).
  • Quantum software and algorithms
  • Fabrication of superconducting circuits including 3D integration
  • Characterisation of the electronic circuits in cryogenic temperatures
  • New quantum computing, control, initialisation, and readout schemes.
  • Cryogenic measurement systems, which allow users to address circuits placed at temperatures below 10 mK.
  • Control electronics and QPUs

For piloting quantum computing, Helsinki is the place to be

Helsinki is famous for bringing together the whole ecosystem in the quantum computing development projects: public and private sector, academia and citizens. High quality computer engineering, physics and micro mechanics education gives boost to the growth and development of the companies. It’s a great place to pilot and test new quantum computing innovations that lead to globally scalable business solutions.

With more speed and less power, there will be wild new possibilities for all industries.

Gain access to the latest research and development in quantum computing.

Excellent education system, both university level and technical schools.

Access to highly educated staff and specialised engineering work at relatively low cost.

Helsinki offers a complete supply chain for Quantum Computing from R&D to production.

Government incentives available for R&D&I activities in Finland.

Superconducting technology and cooling systems for quantum computing pave the way for the sustainable development in the field.

Ideal location for future quantum data centres: no seismic activity, cheap electricity and cooling.

Strongholds in Helsinki Ecosystem

Quantum Technology Finland (QTF)

As a flagship of Quantum Technologies, The National Centre of Excellence – Quantum Technology Finland (QTF) – brings together scientific and technological excellence and cutting-edge research infrastructures, to harness quantum phenomena in solid-state-based quantum devices and applications.

With over 120 researchers and coordinated by Aalto University, QTF aims to introduce novel approaches for control of quantum coherence and dissipation, and to develop new and improved quantum circuits and hybrid architectures. Its research combines experimental, theoretical and applied expertise in all-superconducting devices, superconducting-metal interfaces, graphene and other 2D materials, nanowires, and carbon nanotubes.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has a strong focus on quantum technology

VTT takes part in QTF and three projects of the Quantum Flagship initiative. The aim of VTT is to transfer quantum physics research from the lab to the market by means of commercial applications and disruptive technologies.

VTT helps organisations that develop quantum technologies in scaling up, integrating, and interfacing devices towards profitable business cases. It has unique in-house technologies for multi- and cross-platforms: superconductors, semiconductors, and silicon photonics. VTT offers a full spectrum of services from quantum device modelling and development, to device fabrication in Micronova cleanroom and system integration for application ready solutions. VTT can provide a rapid route from R&D to small-scale industrial production for integrated quantum technology.

Bluefors Oy, market leader for providing dry dilution refrigerators

Bluefors is specialised in cryogen-free dilution refrigerator systems with a strong focus on the quantum computing and information community. The core technology is the dilution refrigerator and functional measurement infrastructure for low-frequency, high-frequency and optical signals within these systems.

The aim of Bluefors is to deliver the most reliable and easy-to-operate refrigerators on the market which are of the highest possible quality. It offers a wide range of standard systems with options including wiring and superconducting magnets and the systems can be customised to meet the requirements of each individual customer. With novel ways of manufacturing the core elements, it has become possible to make the dilution refrigerators production scalable to match market demand. High quality and reliability have made Bluefors the industry standard for cryogenic measurement systems.

IQM Finland Oy, strongest quantum computer hardware company in Europe

IQM builds and provides scalable hardware for universal quantum computers, focusing on superconducting technology. IQM is developing second generation quantum processors based on proprietary technology that allows us to significantly speed up the clock speed of quantum processors. The aim to demonstrate the fastest qubit reset and readout in the industry along with improved gate speed. IQM develops quantum processors for tailored NISQ and fault-tolerant quantum computing.

IQM is establishing new standards in chip architecture for superconducting circuits. It drives a common effort with strong players from the commercial and academic sector and welcome new partners especially on the software development.

AEM Group, is a pioneer application specific wafer test solutions

AEM Group offers wide range of specialised wafer probers for sensor and semiconductor testing, covering applications from high-vacuum and pressure to motion and magnetic stimulus. Together with Bluefors Oy, AEM Group introduced the first automated Cryogenic Wafer Prober for 300 mm wafers.

Through network of sales offices, associates and distributors, AEM and Afore have global market presence spanning Asia, Europe and the United States.

Quantastica is providing software tools and solutions in the area of hybrid quantum-classical computing

Quantastica has three main products. Quantum Programming Studio is a web-based graphical user interface for designing and running quantum algorithms on multiple platforms. Qubit Toaster is a high performance quantum circuit simulator.  QConvertis a  quantum programming language converter.

Quantastica is a developer partner with Rigetti Computing and their “Quantum Programming Studio” is listed as a partner application at Rigetti QCS (Quantum Cloud Services). Company is registered in Finland and financed by a Finnish VC.

OtaNano is the national research infrastructure focusing on competitive research in micro- and nano-science and -technology, and in quantum technologies.

OtaNano is an open access research infrastructure, operated by Aalto University and VTT, and is available for academic and commercial users internationally.  It is a national platform to develop innovative enabling technologies and apply them to practical micro- and nano-systems.

OtaNano offers a wide variety of fabrication processes and equipment for micro- and nano-structures, including optical systems, millimeter-wave devices, nano-electronic and quantum devices, radiation detectors and instruments for space technology. The facilities also cover a comprehensive range of imaging and characterisation equipment, including electron microscopy, nano-microscopy, and x-ray scattering devices. Soft, hard and biomaterial samples can be studied down to atomic-level resolution. Other key activities include ultra-low-temperature conductivity and high-frequency measurements with a selection of ultra-low temperature refrigerators and advanced sub-Kelvin refrigeration facilities.

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