The Finnish Presidency–Quantum Flagship event will take place on 17th and 18th of October in Helsinki. The two day event will be dedicated to the Quantum Technology community, the Quantum Flagship as well as setting the Strategic Research Agenda, which will be presented and discussed among the community attending the event.
On July 1st 2019, and for the remaining of 2019, Finland took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. As part of its institutional and scientific agenda, on October 17-18th it will be hosting the Finnish Presidency-Quantum Flagship event entitled “Exploring and Making Quantum Technology”.
Organized by the Finnish Presidency, Aalto University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Academy of Finland, and the Quantum Flagship, the two-day event will be centered on two main topics.
The first day will be focused on giving an overview of the present and future of the Quantum Technologies landscape and underlying infrastructures in the framework of pan-European initiatives such as the Quantum Flagship and national and regional initiatives such as the Quantum Technology Finland, among others. It will include keynote talks by representatives of the Ministry of Science and Culture of Finland, the European Commission, the Quantum Flagship as well as by technology and industry experts. The second part of the day will hold the signing ceremony of the Quantum Communication Infrastructure Declaration, the agreement between member states to foster, build and deploy a terrestrial and space quantum communications infrastructure for cybersecurity services over the entire European continent. A panel discussion centered on establishing an infrastructure for quantum technologies will close the session.
The second day will focus on the overall strategy of the Quantum Flagship, specifically on its Strategic Research Agenda, and related initiatives, inviting the community to actively participate and provide additional feedback to different aspects of the future goals. It will include a panel discussion on International Cooperation and community feedback sessions on different topics such as education, engineering and infrastructures.
To join the event, please register in the following link:
Transportation and Accommodation
Public transportation from and to the Airport: if you wish to take public transportation from the airport to the Paasitorni venue (first day venue), the estimated time is 1 hour and the price is 4,60 €. If you wish to take a taxi, the ride is approximately 20-30 min (depending on traffic), and the price may range between 40-50 €.
Evening Reception on first day
On October 17th, at the end of the event, there will be an organized bus service to transport all conference attendees from the Paasitorni main entrance to the evening reception, which will take place at Dipoli (venue for the 2nd day of the event). There will be no return organized bus service to Paasitorni, thus, return to the site of accommodation should be done by attendees own means.
For information regarding public transport, click on the following link:
- Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) website
or download the free mobile application HSL Mobile ticket app.
With the HSL app, users can plan their routes as well as purchase tickets.
If you wish to use a taxi service, click on the following link for more details: LINK
How to get to
The hotels nearby Dipoli are:
If you wish to have a good connection to the downtown area, we recommend:
- Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Helsinki
- Scandic Simonkenttä (both about 30 min away from Dipoli by Metro).
- Hotel Paasitorni (30 min away from Dipoli by Metro) is also a good option for people arriving a day before.
To download this information, please click HERE.