Mission

IQM is set to create value based on the power of quantum technologies

 
At IQM we utilize quantum technologies and their power to create new computing solutions.
 
Our products will boost quantum computing and help to find solutions benefiting the industry and society at large. We foresee new technologies that will arise from the possibilities opened by quantum computing.

Our origin

IQM is a spin-out from Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The team’s pioneering work has already yielded breakthroughs in thermal management and other critical areas that influence computational speed and information accuracy. These innovations position IQM as an emerging hardware leader in the global effort to develop a large-scale quantum computing solution for practical applications.

IQM’s founding team combines deep experience in quantum technology and a strong entrepreneurial drive

Dr Jan Goetz

CEO

Jan Goetz is a quantum physicist and CEO of IQM. His strong experience in superconducting circuits is partly based on his past research in QCD Labs at Aalto University and in Walther-Meissner-Institute at Technical University of Munich campus. Jan is globally connected and has a strong drive to develop the future of quantum technologies.

Prof Mikko Möttönen

Chief Scientist

Mikko Möttönen is the Chief Scientist of IQM and Associate Professor (tenured) of Quantum Technology at Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. His track record contains more than 100 scientific articles including several novel inventions in quantum physics and quantum computing.

Dr Juha Vartiainen

COO

Juha Vartiainen is the COO of IQM and runs the daily operations. He has more than ten years of R&D expertise from industry, especially in software development. He holds a PhD in quantum computing.

Dr Kuan Yen Tan

CTO

Kuan Yen Tan is the CTO of IQM. He worked previously as an Academy Research Fellow in  QCD Labs at Aalto University and as a consultant for quantum computing especially in fabrication technology.

Dr Axel Thierauf

Chairman

Venture capitalist with 20+ years of professional experience at MIG Fonds. Investing and supporting entrepreneurs building deep tech companies of the future, mainly in Germany.
Specialties: semiconductor, photonics, material, resource efficiency, AI and IT infrastructure sectors.

Ekaterina Almasque

board member

Ekaterina has been investing in deep technologies for over twelve years. As a Managing Director of Samsung Catalyst Fund Europe, she led Series A investment in GraphCore and a number of investments in the cutting edge ML/AI. Now partner at OpenOcean, Ekaterina continues to focus on pioneering approaches to data-intensive computing.

Dr Mikko Välimäki

board member

CEO at Tuxera Inc., the market leader in file systems and other interoperable software. Specialties: File systems, interoperability, open source, intellectual property, licensing, start-ups, fundraising, hiring, PR, marketing and business development.

Dr Kuan Yen Tan

CTO & board member

Kuan Yen Tan is CTO of IQM. He worked previously as an Academy Research Fellow in  QCD Labs at Aalto University and as a consultant for quantum computing especially in fabrication technology.

Investors