Hanken Quantum

computers, people
Hanken Quantum is the university's data lab which provides access to numerous enterprise databases for both students and staff. Modern technology allows for the streaming of all teaching and events as well as the real-time following of financial news.

Our purpose is to bridge the gap between data and business through organizing educational events and courses, bringing together key players from different industries, and conducting cutting-edge research into how data can be used to create better business and a better world.

Hanken Quantum's mission is to create better business and a better world through data-driven value creation. 

Quantum is a hub for data-driven value creation (DDVC). By data-driven value creation we mean the overall value created for stakeholders with data-driven decision making in businesses.

Quantum organizes courses and events such as hackathons that combine programming with quantitative business topics such as finance and accounting. We also collaborate actively with key players in the industry.


Hanken Finance Day 2022

Amazing alumni and students were part of the Hanken Finance Day 2022 with this year's theme being "Alternative data in finance and business".

Our Director Benjamin Maury opened the event with welcome words and greetings to our audience and speakers. In this instance, we had been sharing knowledge with our experts related to Quantum computing and big data, working with alternative data and experiences from practice.

The event finished with a panel discussion with Shahab Anbarjafari , Chief Data Scientist at PwC, Hans-Kristian Sjöholm, Head of Global Equities at Evli and Professor of Practice at Hanken School of Economics and Kristiina Vares-Wartiovaara, Portfolio Manager and Senior Sustainability Specialist at OP Financial Group. This panel was moderated by Daniel Pasternack CEO of Elite Alfred Berg & Professor of Practice at Hanken.

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Hackathon 2021


The event started out on Friday with an opening ceremony and some encouraging words from our organizers and mentors. Teams worked hard on their projects throughout the evening, only stopping for coffee breaks and some well-deserved naps. The same energy continued on Saturday, as the business concepts quickly started to take shape.

The students had to submit their final pitches on Sunday morning, after which the jury went through them and had a long discussion about the merits of each team’s idea and business plan. This was an incredibly intensive 48 hours, with some teams even working through the night to put the final touches on their projects.

The submissions were so good that we had to split both the first and second places into two, giving us 2 winning teams and 2 runners-up. There was a great deal of variety in how the challenge was approached. Some teams focused more on the business case while some managed to program a technical prototype in less than 48 hours.

Ultimately, both approaches were appreciated and rewarded by the jury.

Benjamin Maury

Benjamin Maury 

Director of Hanken Quantum and Wahlroos Professor in Finance at the Hanken School of Economics


+358 40 352 1422





Daniel Pasternak



Daniel Pasternack

Professor of Practice at the Hanken School of Economics





Hans-Kristian Sjöholm


Hans-Kristian Sjöholm

Professor of Practice at the Hanken School of Economics






Vitalii Bashilov


Vitalii Bashilov

Trainee at Hanken Quantum






Camila Ocampo


Camila Ocampo Comas

Marketing Assistant at Hanken Quantum