Finnish quantum research, education, and technology is getting a €13 million investment from the Research Council of Finland. The funding goes for the new, collaborative Finnish Quantum Flagship (FQF) project that aims to start in March 2024.
Finland is a leading country in the quantum industry, with a unique competitive advantage: collaboration between universities, research institutions, companies, and government bodies. FQF is a collaborative effort of several host organisations, including the Espoo-based Aalto University (the main coordinator), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, and CSC-IT Centre for Science, which are joined by the University of Helsinki, the University of Jyväskylä, Tampere University, the University of Oulu.
In addition to the initial funding, the plan is that the member organisations will jointly invest roughly another €13 million over the first five years of the eight-year project. FQF will use the funds for collaborative research projects, industrial initiatives, international talent attraction, and other initiatives.
FQF is based within InstituteQ, the Finnish quantum institute formed in 2021 by Aalto University, VTT, and the University of Helsinki.