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Cathal J. Mahon, Scientific Lead at the Novo Nordisk Foundation, is an IQT Nordics 2024 Speaker

Cathal J. Mahon, Scientific Lead at the Novo Nordisk Foundation, will speak at IQT Nordics in Helsinki in June 2024.
By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 11 Jan 2024

Cathal J. Mahon, the Scientific Lead for the Novo Nordisk Foundation and a technology expert with a rich background in venture capital, R&D, and the commercialization of quantum technologies, will speak at IQT Nordics in June 2024. Mahon’s extensive experience in nurturing high-tech startups, including those in the quantum field, makes him a valuable speaker for the conference, especially for participants interested in quantum technology’s business and investment aspects.

Since 2016, Mahon has been deeply involved in the quantum technology sector. His roles have included serving as interim CEO at Qubiz: Quantum Innovation Center in Denmark and as a Senior Executive Advisor at the University of Copenhagen. In these positions, he was responsible for exploring and enhancing the commercial potential of quantum technologies, demonstrating his expertise in translating complex scientific concepts into viable business opportunities.

In his current role at the Novo Nordisk Foundation, Mahon is instrumental in establishing an Accelerator in Copenhagen for startups and spin-outs within the quantum technology space. This initiative is affiliated with the DIANA Center for Quantum Technologies in Denmark, indicating a strong link between academic research and industry application.

Mahon’s academic credentials are equally impressive. He holds an M.Sc. in Physics from Trinity College Dublin and a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. His educational background provides a solid foundation for his understanding of the technical aspects of quantum technology. Additionally, Mahon has a graduate diploma in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School and has served as an external lecturer, showcasing his ability to bridge the gap between academia and industry.

As the author of a textbook on the emergence of strategy in organizations, Mahon brings a unique perspective to the conference, combining his scientific knowledge with strategic business insights. His presentation will likely cover the challenges and opportunities in commercializing quantum technologies, strategies for nurturing quantum startups, and insights into the evolving landscape of quantum investment.

Mahon’s talk at the IQT Nordics conference is eagerly anticipated by attendees, especially those interested in the business side of quantum technology. His venture capital experience and hands-on role in developing the commercial potential of quantum technologies make him an invaluable resource for understanding the intersection of science, technology, and business in the quantum realm.

IQT Nordics/Helsinki, June 24-26, Aalto University, Dipoli Building, Helsinki
The second annual Nordics conference partners with Bluefors, Business Finland, The Finnish Quantum Institute, and VTT and will focus on real-world quantum technology applications.

Categories: Conference, quantum computing, research

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