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InstituteQ – The Finnish Quantum Institute

Aalto University, University of Helsinki and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland collaborate on quantum science and technology, under the umbrella of InstituteQ – The Finnish Quantum Institute.
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Superconducting quantum device on a circuit board (Photo: Jorden Senior)

Building a quantum-ready society

The goal at InstituteQ is to raise the readiness of Finnish society for the disruptive potential and implications quantum technologies will have for society and the economy at large.

By 2026, novel educational programs, growing quantum industry and eminent research directions are in motion.

The efforts of InstituteQ facilitate fundamental scientific findings, adoption of novel technologies and development of new commercial opportunities.

The aim is to carry, implement and mutually benefit from front line education, research, innovations, and infrastructures.

Interested in quantum studies - see our programmes!

Come study Quantum Technology at Aalto University. We offer education in both Bachelor's and Master's levels, and several special courses.

Photo: Unto Rautio.

Study Quantum!

Come study Quantum Technology at Aalto University. We offer education in both Bachelor's and Master's levels, and several special courses.

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Professor Jukka Pekola stood in a hallway smiling at the camera

The development of the field is clearly hindered by shortage of experts, that's why it is important to organise national education

Jukka Pekola, Acting Director

Top research, events and infrastructures

InstituteQ carries out and coordinates globally top-level research in fundamental quantum science and technology. InstituteQ also aims to broaden the impact of quantum technology in industry and business in Finland.

See more on the Institute Q website

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Quantum Technology Finland – The National Centre of Excellence (external link)

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

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Aalto Quantum Physics seminars

Aalto Quantum Physics seminars are hosted at the Department of Applied Physics at Aalto University, and feature both local and international speakers on a variety of topics in quantum physics.

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Kvanttibitit. Kuva: Jan Goetz.

OtaNano

OtaNano is a national research infrastructure (RI) focusing on competitive research in nanoscience and -technology, and in quantum technologies.

Aalto quantum news

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New Academy Research Fellows and postdoctoral researchers

Funding granted by the Academy of Finland brings six new Academy Research Fellows, and 14 postdoctoral researchers to Aalto University – congratulations to all!
Mika Sillanpää, Aalto University. Photo: Mikko Raskinen.
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The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters has awarded Mika A. Sillanpää for his outstanding contributions to promote quantum research

The research team led by Sillanpää was able to establish quantum entanglement between a pair of macroscopic drumheads.
Mikko Möttönen and his Quantum Computing and Devices (QCD) group carry out research in Micronova. Photo Mikko Raskinen.
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Mikko Möttönen and his team aim to rein in qubit errors

Professor Mikko Möttönen of Aalto University and VTT has received a €2.5 million ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council for the ConceptQ project. This is the fifth time Möttönen has received one of the extremely competitive ERC grants.
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Researchers merged quantum optics with a treasure hunt

One of the aims of InstituteQ, the national quantum institute, and the QPlayLearn platform developed by the institute’s researchers is to add our understanding of the significance of quantum research and technologies in the society. Now QPlayLearn has created The Photonic Trail game in collaboration with Quantum Flytrap.

Aalto quantum events

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Online event

AQP Seminar: Mechanical Tuning and Sensing of Topological Materials

Aalto Quantum Physics Seminars (Zoom). Speaker: Prof. Vikram Deshpande (Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah)
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Lectures and seminars

InstituteQ Colloquium - Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek

InstituteQ - the foremost Finnish quantum community formed by Aalto University, the University of Helsinki and VTT - kicks off its series of colloquiums on Friday, May 27th, when theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek talks about quasiparticles and quasi-worlds.
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Online event Lectures and seminars

AQP Seminar: Fractional Chern Insulators in Magic Angle Twisted Bilayer Graphene

Aalto Quantum Physics Seminars (Hybrid). Speaker: Dr. Cécile Repellin (CNRS, Laboratoire de Physique et Modélisation des Milieux Condensés, France)

Acting Director:

General coordination:

Minna Günes

Senior Academic Coordinator

InstituteQ operations lead, research and infrastructures (ResQ):

Aalto activities in ResQ:

Aalto activities in education and training (EduQ):

InstituteQ outreach:

Caterina Foti

Postdoctoral Researcher
Professor Jukka Pekola stood in a hallway smiling at the camera

Jukka Pekola announced as acting director of InstituteQ

Professor Pekola will lead the Institute as it starts its operations

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Finnish Quantum Institute announced

InstituteQ will coordinate research, teaching and commercialisation across Finland

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Quantum literacy for all

What do computers, cell phones and GPS navigation have in common? And what about digital cameras, solar panels and fibre optics? The answer is that the functioning of these devices is based on quantum phenomena.

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