Finnish researchers lead EUR 19 million EU quantum technology pilot


By guest author James O’Sullivan from Good News Finland



Backed by 19 million euros in funding, Qu-Pilot is setting out to further enhance and expedite the commercialisation of quantum technology. Adobe

Finland’s VTT is driving the push for European quantum technology commercialisation, leveraging upgraded micro, nano and quantum technology infrastructures.

Qu-Pilot seeks to meet the growing demand for pilot fabrication services by European quantum technology companies, which currently require a faster path from lab to market with optimal technology and product development capabilities.

Upgrading Europe’s existing infrastructures offers companies a direct path to design, develop and validate their hardware and processes. This in turn will spur the commercialisation of quantum technologies.

VTT’s involvement in the project is yet another example of Finnish companies and research making the quantum computing revolution a reality. VTT

Altogether, 24 member organisations are taking part in Qu-Pilot, including RTOs and private companies representing nine European countries. VTT has been assigned 3.8 million euros of the EU’s specific grant agreement (SGA) and is at the helm of the pilot.

“VTT is privileged to lead such a significant project, which will improve European competitiveness,” said VTT’s research manager Pekka Pursula. “This project is a natural continuation of the microelectronics and quantum technology development that VTT and Finland have done and achieved over the decades.”