The Finnish Quantum Agenda Now Has a Working Group

The Finnish Quantum Agenda is an upcoming collaboration between quantum science and technology (QST) professionals in Finland and organized by InstituteQ. The agenda defines the key messages of the Finnish QST community in terms of securing the long-term development efforts that Finland needs in quantum science and technology. Later, the agenda will be the basis of a broader national quantum strategy. The goal is to have the agenda finalized by the end of the year.

InstituteQ has previously held a call for participants, and now we have established a working group to lead the preparation of the agenda paper. The composition of the working group is as follows:

  • Heikki Mannila, Professor, Aalto University (chair)
  • Jukka Pekola, Professor, InstituteQ and Aalto University
  • Pertti Hakonen, Professor, Aalto University
  • Caterina Foti, Postdoc, Aalto University
  • Sabrina Maniscalco, Professor, University of Helsinki
  • Jukka Nurminen, Professor, University of Helsinki
  • Himadri Majumdar, Quantum Program Manager, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)
  • Pekka Pursula, Research Manager, VTT
  • Robert Fickler, Professor, Tampere University
  • Tero Heikkilä, Professor, University of Jyväskylä
  • Matti Silveri, Academy Research Fellow, University of Oulu
  • Kimmo Luoma, Collegium Researcher, University of Turku
  • Andreas Norrman, Assistant Professor, University of Eastern Finland
  • Mikael Johansson, Quantum Strategist, CSC
  • Matti Sarén, President and CEO, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
  • Markku Räsänen, Advisor, IQM Finland
  • Vishal Chatrath, CEO, QuantrolOx
  • Minna Günes, Senior Academic Coordinator, InstituteQ and Aalto University

The formation of the working group continues, and new institutions and members are expected to join.

Anyone interested in learning what the working group is doing to prepare the agenda can contact either coordinator Minna Günes of InstituteQ at Aalto University or chair Heikki Mannila directly.