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Helsinki 19.9.2023

Taiwan-Finland Quantum Computing Networking Event

When: Tuesday 19th of September at 13:00-17:00 EEST (Finnish time)

Where: Team Finland House, Porkkalankatu 1, Helsinki


Further information

Outi Keski-Äijö
Head of Quantum Computing Campaign
outi.keski-aijo (at)

Jeni Särmäkari
Campaign Coordinator
jeni.sarmakari (at)


A warm welcome to the Taiwan-Finland Quantum Computing Networking Event, a platform that bridges the frontiers of quantum technology and fosters international collaboration. This event is a valuable chance to interact with Taiwanese experts, share ideas, and embark on collaborations.

During the event, experts from Taiwan and Finland will share their most recent insights within their domains of expertise. Additionally, a speaker from Sweden will share their expertise. The Quantum delegation from Taiwan, facilitated by Business Finland, unites key players from Taiwanese universities, research institutes, and private companies. This diverse group offers Finnish participants a comprehensive view of Taiwan’s quantum development and opens doors to collaborative opportunities with Taiwanese stakeholders. The event gives a great opportunity to meet and learn about the expertise and development in Taiwanese quantum from several key stakeholders.


13:00-13:30 Registration

13:30-13:35 Opening remarks by Finland
Teija Palko, Chief Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland

13:35-13:40 Opening remarks by Taiwan
James T.J. Gwo, Deputy General Director, Industry, Science and Technology International Strategy Center (ISTI), Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

13:40-13:50 Finland's quantum ecosystem and opportunities
Outi Keski-Äijö, Head of Quantum Computing, Business Finland

13:50-14:00 Taiwan National Quantum Strategies for Science, Technology, Innovation and International Collaboration 
Clair Hsin-Fang Lee, Senior Business Manager, ISTI, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

14:00-15:00 Presentations and Q&A by Taiwanese speakers

  • Hon Hai Research Institute​ Quantum Computation – HSIEH Min-Hsiu, Director, Hon Hai Research Institute, Foxconn Technology Group
  • Quantum computing hardware and software efforts at NTU – GOAN Hsi-Sheng, Professor, Department of Physics, National Taiwan University (NTU)
  • Integrated Photonics for Communication and Quantum Optics – LEE Ming-Chang, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU)
  • Foal Optics Inc. – TSAI Chang-Ching, CEO, Foal Optics Inc. Taiwan
  • Quantum NIL – Sean Lin, CEO, Quantum NIL Limited

15:00-15:15 Coffee Break

15:15-16:00 Presentations and Q&A by Finnish speakers

  • Quantum and Semiconductors – best of both worlds  Himadri Majumdar, CEO, SemiQon
  • Accelerating the scaling of quantum computers using automation – Anssi Collin, SW Team Lead, QuantrolOx
  • Quantum software – an essential part of quantum computing – Jukka K. Nurminen, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki

16:00-16:15 Presentation and Q&A by Swedish speaker

  • Quantum communication in Sweden and EU – Katia Gallo, Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

16:15-17:00 Networking and discussion


Hsieh Min-Hsiu, Director, Hon Hai Research Institute, Foxconn Technology Group
Hsieh Min-Hsiu has been the director of the Hon Hai Quantum Computing Research Center in Taiwan since January 2021. Prior to this role, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia and a member of the UTS Centre for Quantum Software and Information from 2014 to 2020. His research interests include general topics in quantum information and computation.

Goan Hsi-Sheng, Professor, Department of Physics, National Taiwan University (NTU)
Goan Hsi-Sheng has been a Professor of Physics at NTU since 2011 working in the fields of Quantum Computing and Quantum Information, Quantum Control, Mesoscopic (Nano) Physics, Quantum Optics, and Quantum Optomechanical and Electromechanical Systems. He is currently the Director of the Center for Quantum Science and Engineering at NTU, and the Director of the IBM Quantum Hub at NTU.

Lee Ming-Chang , Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU)
Lee Ming-Chang joined in 2005 the Institute of Photonics Technologies and the Dept. of Electrical Engineering faculty at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), and currently he is a full professor. Dr. Lee’s research interests include photonic MEMS, silicon photonics, high-speed Group IV optoelectronics, nanophotonics, and integrated quantum photonics. His lab has been recognized as the key research lab for Si photonics in Taiwan.

Tsai Chang-Ching , CEO, Foal Optics Inc. Taiwan
Tsai Chang-Ching is an expert in the optics field, currently serving as the CEO of Foal Optics Inc. His career spans academia and industry, with key roles at Airbus SE, ASML, and entrepreneurial ventures in Taiwan and the USA. Tsai holds a Ph.D. in Optics from the University of Central Florida, with expertise in Grating Theory, RCWA, Volume Hologram and Diffraction Optical Element Design.

Sean Lin, CEO, Quantum NIL Limited
Sean Lin is the CEO and founder of Quantum NIL Limited and an adjunct professor at the Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU), Hsinchu, Taiwan. His expertise and interests are photonic crystal modeling and nano-fabrication on optoelectronic devices. Furthermore, Sean Lin has more than 40 professional publications related to photonic crystal devices.

Himadri Majumdar, CEO, SemiQon
Himadri is the CEO and co-founder of SemiQon. SemiQon builds silicon-based quantum processors for the million-qubit era. The goal for SemiQon is to leverage silicon processing technology to build scalable quantum processors, that enable the most scalable and affordable quantum computers.

Anssi Collin, SW Team Lead, QuantrolOx
Anssi Collin is a quantum physics professional with strong experience in machine learning and software development. Anssi has worked both in industry and academia and he has a PhD in physics from the University of Helsinki.

Jukka K. Nurminen, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki
As a professor at the University of Helsinki, he likes to solve technical challenges to bring new technology towards practice both in AI and in quantum software. Before his academic career, he worked for decades in industrial research at Nokia Research Center.