3rd Nordic Quantum Life Science Roundtable

Helsinki, November 14-15th


Nordic Quantum Life Science Roundtable 2023 is an annual by-invitation gathering designed for key players in the field, aiming to catalyse Quantum Life Science (QLS) through knowledge sharing and exploring new possibilities within the intersection of Quantum Technologies and Life Sciences. The event will bring together interdisciplinary groups of scientists, entrepreneurs, funders, venture capitalists, and government representatives from the Nordic region and elsewhere working and interfacing with QLS.

We gathered our Nordic Quantum Life Science community via holding our first roundtable in Sweden, 2021 and the series was continued in Denmark, 2022. The third will be held now in Finland November 14-15, 2023.

The core of Nordic Quantum Life Science Roundtable 2023 will consist of roundtable discussions featuring presentations, panel debates, and plenary discussions. These sessions will provide Nordic QLS overviews, delve into in-depth discussions on Quantum Computing in the area of life sciences and  offer perspectives from funders and venture capitalists on this emerging field.

We anticipate two engaging days filled with enriching discussions, collaborative networking, and the opportunity to build QLS knowledge. By participating in Nordic Quantum Life Science Roundtable, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the Nordics remain at the forefront of this rapidly advancing field.

Keynote speakers

Susanna Huelga / Ulm Univ.
Lara Jehi / Cleveland Clinic
Jeanette Miriam Lorenz /Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems


Ebba Carbonnier / Swelife and KI
Caterina Foti / QPlayLearn
Ira Haraldsen / Oslo Univ. Hospital
Göran Johansson / WACQT & Chalmers University of Technology
Morten Kjærgaard (TBC) / Niels Bohr Institute
Stefan Knecht / Algorithmiq
Lauri Kokkila / Inventure VC
Jacob Kongsted (TBC) / Univ. of Southern Denmark
Elica Kyoseva / Wellcome Leap
Lene Oddershede / Novo Nordisk Foundation
Marianna Rapsomaniki / IBM Zurich
Ivano Tavernelli / IBM Zurich

Practical details

Registration deadline: October 14th (by invitation)
Event dates:  November 14–15th, 2023
Contact: [email protected]

Suomenlinna is accessible only by water. A ferry service runs from the Market Square (Kauppatori) to Suomenlinna throughout the year every 20min. Click here to view the timetables. The trip to Suomenlinna takes 15–20 minutes and offers magnificent views of Helsinki and the surroundings from the sea. It is a 10 min walk from the Suomenlinna ferry dock to the conference room.

MapConference hall

Steering comittee

- Sabrina Maniscalco / Professor, Co-founder & CEO Algorithmiq (FI)
- Elsi-Mari Borrelli / Lead Science Coordinator, Algorithmiq (FI)
- Lene Oddershede / Professor, Senior Vice President Novo Nordisk Foundation (DK)
- Ebba Carbonnier/ Portfolio Manager Swelife & Director Quantum Life Science Centre at Karolinska Institutet (SE)
- Göran Johansson / Professor, PI at Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology (SE)
- Pedro G Lind /  Professor & Scientific director of NordSTAR (NO)
- Daniel Lundqvist / Associate Professor, head of Neuro division and coordinator at Centre for Imaging Research at Karolinska Institutet (SE)