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Photonics Meets Quantum Tech

October 4 @ 12:00 pm 4:00 pm EEST

Photonics Finland, PREIN, InstituteQ, and BusinessQ are delighted to invite you to our upcoming event Photonics Meets Quantum technology on 4th October 2023.

This event will bring together leading experts, researchers, and professionals from the fields of Photonics and Quantum technology to share their insights, experiences, knowledge, and exchange ideas. The event will provide a platform for networking, discussing current trends, and exploring potential collaboration opportunities.

We will cover a range of topics, including introductions of the Photonics and Quantum tech ecosystems and the technologies, presentations from Finnish key players in the Qhotonics and Quantum technology, as well as a panel discussion about how Photonics and Quantum tech should interact in Finland.

We believe that this event will be of great interest to you and your organization, and we look forward to your attendance. Please register here to secure one of the only 70 available seats! Registration is mandatory.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.


12.00 Welcome and Ecosystems Intro
– Photonics / Juha Purmonen, Executive Director, Photonics Finland
– Quantum Tech / Ville Kotovirta, BusinessQ coodinator, Research team leader in Quantum computing at VTT, BusinessQ

12.15 Opening key noteWhat is done in Photonics in Finland and how does it link to quantum tech?, Robert Fickler, Academy Research Fellow, Tampere university (PREIN flagship)

12.35 Opening key noteWhat is done in quantum tech in Finland and how does it link to Photonics?, Antti Kemppinen, VTT, Senior Scientist

12.55 Quantum computing – different technologies and possibilities, Mikael Johansson, CSC – IT Center for Science, Manager – Quantum Technologies

13.15 Finnish Quantum Communication
Sami Lehtonen, Senior Scientist, VTT

13.35 Lasers in quantum, Kalle Palomäki, Modulight Plc.

13.55 Break + coffee

14.30 Panel discussion: How should Photonics and Quantum Tech interact in Finland?
How can the co-existance of Photonics and Quantum Tech solve new challenges and enable industry growth?
Moderator: Kari RönkäVTT, VP, Sensing solutions
* Jussi-Pekka Penttinen, Vexlum, CEO, CTO & Co-founder
* Jöns Tuomaranta, Business Finland, Ecosystem Lead, Connectivity & Digitalization
* Himadri Majumbar, SemiQon, CEO & Co-founder
* Jyrki Saarinen, UEF/Center for Photonics Sciences, Professor/Head of the Center for Photonics Sciences

15.30 Closing Words and Call for Action

16.00 End of Event

Please register here to secure one of the only 70 available seats!


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