Quantum computing will fundamentally change the way many industries work. Now is the time to start experimenting with this technology and be one of the first to benefit from the quantum advantage.
Key facts about quantum computing
Quantum computing will fundamentally revolutionise many industry fields, all the way from banking to life sciences.
Both quantum and hybrid algorithms are being developed and explored in the hunt for quantum advantage.
VTT’s 5-qubit quantum computer VTT Q5 is available for commercial and research use.
The time to experiment with quantum is now
Quantum computers are increasingly commercially available, making experimentation with this revolutionary technology more accessible. Developing expertise in quantum computing at this early stage can provide significant competitive advantages in the future, giving you a head start over competitors. As the technology matures, companies unfamiliar with quantum computing risk falling behind their peers.
In practice, companies can use the development environment to develop quantum algorithms and assess what the algorithms will make possible in the future when the number of qubits and the computing power of quantum computers increase.
Quantum computing at VTT
VTT Q5 is a 5-qubit superconducting quantum computer co-developed and built by IQM and VTT. It is located in Espoo, Finland, at VTT.
VTT Q5, also called Helmi, has been available for academic users since autumn 2022. Now, VTT Q5 will be opened for commercial users interested in developing quantum computer software and algorithms.
VTT Q5 is accessible through the supercomputer LUMI. Read more on the CSC website.
VTT also launched a 20-qubit quantum computer in autumn 2023. After that, we aim to build a 50-qubit quantum computer by the end of 2024.
VTT’s 5-qubit quantum computer enables our researchers and companies to explore the boundaries of a superconducting quantum computer and learn how to push them with error mitigation. This will enable a smooth transition when larger error mitigated NISQ devices become available, solving real-world problems.
VTT Q5 technical documentation is now also available.
Hybrid computing with LUMI
VTT’s quantum computer is connected to LUMI, a supercomputer located in the CSC data centre in Kajaani, Finland. The two computers can be used in combination to reap the benefits of hybrid quantum-classical computing.
In hybrid computing, only the part of the mathematical problem that could benefit from quantum computing will be outsourced from the supercomputer to a quantum computer.
At VTT, we offer quantum computing R&D services as well as providing companies themselves access to our 5-qubit quantum computer.
How to work with us
Choose a plan or contact our sales to get started on your quantum computing project.
Defining your needs
Whether you’re planning an in-depth R&D project or simply want to purchase quantum computing time from us, we’re here for you.
We’re here to help. We will tailor our offering to fit your needs and provide you with the services and support you need to succeed.
Quantum foresight for capturing the quantum advantage
We help you understand how quantum will transform your business landscape. We need to be prepared for the breakthrough of quantum technologies that will fundamentally change the way information and communication technology works. Preparatory actions today will define the business advantage of the future.
Engaging in quantum technology requires a long-term business strategy.
Working with us, companies can use systematic foresight to create significant value for strategic decision-making, R&D, and innovation activities. By engaging in in continuous foresight, companies can identify weak signals, shape markets, acquire critical resources before their rivals, and react faster to disruptions and changing demands. Critical infrastructure investments today also have to be planned post-quantum safe.
We excel at building you a path to quantum advantage by:
- Monitoring, collecting, and analysing signals including economic, regulatory, socio-cultural and environmental factors to map for transformational changes generated by quantum technologies.
- Evaluating transformational changes brought by quantum technology, their magnitude, and evolution through time to obtain impact evaluations.
- Creating alternative futures and development paths that transformational changes may provide. Among alternative futures, we will pinpoint specific opportunity spaces.
- Analysing market and technology readiness for the opportunity spaces and estimating future quantum technology market sizes and potential market development. Based on these analyses, we will define the suggested focus areas for innovation.
Quantum computing and software benefiting multiple industries
We explore impactful computational challenges with our strategic partners and identify together which industry-specific problems have most business impact to be tackled with quantum computing.
VTT has strong experience in mathematical algorithm and AI/ML research. This background now allows us to use our expertise to develop quantum algorithms and hybrid quantum classical algorithms.
With our customers and strategic partners, we explore business opportunities for quantum computers and identify domain specific computational problems that are unsolvable with classical computers and that could be tackled with quantum computing in the future.
Quantum computing is expected to create opportunities in areas like:
- Life sciences - Chemical simulations for drug development and protein folding
- Energy & chemical - Chemical simulations for chemical products, new materials, catalyzers, quantum chemistry
- Banking & finance - Optimization problems for portfolio analysis
- Transportation - Optimization problems for vehicle routing and road networks
- Defence & aerospace - Optimization problems for flight passenger optimization and aerodynamics