Co-Designing Quantum Accelerators with Dr. Jan Goetz, CEO of IQM – Exclusive Interview by Maëva Ghonda – Quantum AI Series
The Quantum AI Series features exclusive interviews of the global innovators shaping the future of quantum computing. In Episode 5 of Season 2, Maëva Ghonda, the founder and chair of the Quantum AI Institute, interviews Dr. Jan Goetz, CEO of IQM.
IQM is focusing on a co-design approach where hardware and software are developed hand-in-hand. The resulting application-specific quantum computing stack can be seamlessly integrated into an HPC infrastructure, such that the quantum processor is utilized in an accelerator approach.
Dr. Jan Goetz is a quantum physicist and the CEO of IQM. IQM is a company based in Finland that is building next-generation quantum computers. IQM has assembled an exceptional team of international quantum computing experts developing on-premise systems for high-performance computing (HPC) and special applications. IQM has raised more than EUR 71 million in funding, including the largest seed investment round in Finnish history. Jan did his doctorate on superconducting quantum circuits at the Technical University (TU) of Munich. He also worked as a Marie-Curie Fellow in Helsinki at Aalto University, where he holds the title of Lecturer. In 2020, Capital magazine selected him as one of 40 under 40 in Germany and he received the prestigious entrepreneurship award from the KAUTE Foundation. Jan is on the Board of the European Innovation Council (EIC), the European Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC), and he is a member of the German Federal Economic Senate (Bundeswirtschaftssenat).