Quantum Computing News

Finland to Build Quantum Computer

May 12, 2020

The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) is launching a project to build Finland’s first quantum computer. The beginning phase of this three-phase project is seeking to improve Finland’s ability to design and build quantum computers, and to create an ecosystem and user base for future applications.

“In the future, we’ll encounter challenges that cannot be met using current methods. Quantum computing will play an important role in solving these kinds of problems. For example, the quantum computers of the future will be able to accurately model viruses and pharmaceuticals, or design new materials in a way that is impossible with traditional methods”

Antti Vasara, CEO of VTT (The Technical Research Centre of Finland)

VTT already has gained experience and expertise in quantum technology research and allied fields of science and technology, such as superconductive circuits and cryogenics, microelectronics and photonics. VTT and Aalto University are partners in Micronova, a world-class research establishment that enables experimental research and development in quantum technologies.