Building the next generation of quantum computers with unparalleled know-how.

IQM Founding Team


IQM was founded by a highly ambitious team of world-leading scientists having built several successful quantum labs and research centers globally during the past two decades.

The team’s pioneering work started with breakthroughs in qubit reset, readout, and thermal management towards large-scale quantum processors. Since then, the work has progressed to unique hardware advantages and novel concepts around digital-analog quantum computing.

Our Nordic values and the vibrant ecosystem gives us a unique advantage in building the future of quantum technologies.

IQM is the European leader for quantum computers

IQM is building the quantum computers of tomorrow — today.


IQM is a leading quantum computing hardware company and a key player in Europe's vibrant quantum ecosystem.

Our key partners are involved in groundbreaking work to accelerate superconducting quantum circuits and quantum computing. IQM also benefits from access to world-class infrastructure for low-temperature physics, fabrication, and high-performance computing.

IQM also has the largest industrial hardware team of world-class quantum experts in Europe with over 640+ scientific publications and over 27000 citations.


IQM lives the European values to solve one of the greatest technological challenges globally: building useful quantum computers.

As a spinoff of Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, IQM’s core technology builds upon decades of research from the world-renowned Quantum Computing and Devices (QCD) lab.

This know-how is combined with the experience of world-renowned quantum computing experts from Bilbao, Munich, Zurich, Delft, and several other locations.

Security, trust, and our Nordic heritage give us a unique edge in global collaboration and innovation.

IQM Leadership Team

Dr. Jan Goetz

CEO, Co-founder

Dr. Juha Vartiainen

COO, Co-founder

Dr. Kuan Yen Tan

CTO, Co-founder

Prof. Mikko Möttönen

Chief Scientist, Co-founder

Peter Eder

Head of Operations, Germany

Dr. Inés de Vega

Head of Quantum Innovation

Jaakko Jussila

Team Leader, Scalable Electronics

Dr. Juha Hassel

Head of Engineering and Development

Dr. Kok Wai Chan

Head of Quantum Device Fabrication

Minna Blomqvist

Head of People and Culture

Olli Ahonen

Head of Software

Raghunath Koduvayur

Head of Marketing and Communications

Jatta Toro

Head of Intellectual Property (On personal break)

Dr. Björn Pötter

Head of Products

Board of Directors

Dr. Axel Thierauf


Helmut Jeggle

Board Member

Dr. Mikko Välimäki

Board Member

Ilkka Kivimäki

Board Member

Dr. Kuan Yen Tan

Board Member