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20-qubit quantum computer in VTT's cleanroom in Espoo, Finland. The computer is covered in a white cover with the logos of IQM and VTT.

Finland's new 20-qubit quantum computer is launched in Espoo


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland launched a 20-qubit quantum computer in Espoo today. The quantum device is built by two Espoo-based players — VTT, one of Europe's leading research institutions, and IQM, Europe's leading builder of quantum computers.

The new quantum device is Finland's second quantum computer, following the 5-qubit machine built in 2021. Building a 50-qubit computer is already underway and is set to be launched in 2024.

The new 20-qubit quantum computer showcases Finland's resolve to develop its national quantum capabilities and Espoo's status as a leading European ecosystem in quantum technologies.

  • Finland invested EUR 20.7 million in November 2020 to develop a 50-qubit quantum computer by 2024.
  • The Finnish government has announced a EUR 70 million investment to transfer the device towards 300 qubits.
  • Espoo is the location for an industry-driven piloting and development facility for microelectronics and quantum technology (Kvanttinova) and Micronova, the largest cleanroom in the Nordics, where both of Finland's quantum computers are located.

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