Accelerating the Quantum Ecosystem

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The Sydney Quantum Academy is bringing together some of Sydney and Australia's leaders in the transformative field of quantum.

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According to CSIRO, by 2040 Australia’s quantum technology industry could generate over $4 billion in revenue and 16,000 new jobs. Sydney and NSW will be at the centre of much of this growth, but how do we fare on the world stage? At this online event introducing the newly established Sydney Quantum Academy, we will explore what makes the Sydney quantum scene so unique and globally significant.


Event opening - The Hon. Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney

Introducing the Sydney Quantum Academy - Prof Peter Turner, CEO, Sydney Quantum Academy

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Hosted by Prof Glenn Wightwick Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Technology, Sydney and including panellists:

  • Prof Michael Biercuk – Founding CEO of Q-CTRL and Director of the Quantum Control Laboratory, University of Sydney
  • Prof Gavin Brennen, Director of the Macquarie Centre for Quantum Engineering, Macquarie University
  • Dr Cathy Foley – Chief Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • Prof David Reilly - Director of Microsoft Quantum-Sydney and Professor of Physics, University of Sydney

If you are unable to tune in for the live-stream, we will also be recording the event. Please be sure to register so we can send you the link to the recording post-event.

About the Sydney Quantum Academy

The Sydney Quantum Academy (SQA) supports and promotes a growing quantum technology ecosystem. Working with academia, industry and government, the SQA delivers education and outreach programs designed to create the future workforce of quantum technology leaders, specialists, researchers and entrepreneurs. The SQA is a unique partnership between Macquarie University, UNSW Sydney, The University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney – generously supported by the New South Wales Government.

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