Quantum in space: will it conquer the final frontier?

Quantum in space: will it conquer the final frontier?

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Level 3, Quantum Terminal

Central Station

1 Eddy Avenue

Haymarket, NSW 2000


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Join the innovators applying quantum tech to the big space challenges – from delivering secure space-to-earth communications to navigation.

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Next-generation quantum technologies delivering more powerful computing, communications, and sensing capabilities are set to play a major role in space exploration. This panel discussion will bring together the innovators applying quantum to some of our biggest space challenges – from delivering secure space-to-earth communications to navigation across vast, unknown distances. Where are the opportunities for quantum technology and entrepreneurs? And what are the potential applications for these technologies back here on earth?

Join us on Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 at 5:00 PM for this Quantum Innovators Network event hosted by Sydney Quantum Academy as part of the City of Sydney Visiting Entrepreneur Program.


- In person at The Quantum Terminal, Level 3, Central Station, 1 Eddy Av, Grand Concourse, Haymarket (Select In-person ticket). Please note in-person tickets are limited.

- Online (Select Virtual ticket to receive a link to the livestream)


5-6 PM Thursday 30 June.

Note for those joining in person: registration will be from 4:45pm for a 5pm start. There will also be an opportunity for networking over light refreshments following the panel discussion.


Chune Yang Lum (joining online), Co-founder and CEO of SpeQtral, a spin-off company from the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) in Singapore that is developing and commercializing space-based quantum communication systems to secure existing communication networks with an additional quantum-secured encryption layer.

Diviya Devani (joining in person) - Space Systems Engineer at Q-CTRL, a Sydney-based global quantum technology company. Q-CTRL has announced plans to provide quantum sensing and navigation technologies for space exploration beginning with uncrewed lunar missions by the SEVEN SISTERS space industry consortium in Australia. *Please note Diviya will be replacing the previously advertised panellist Michael Biercuk CEO, Q-CTRL .

Dr Zixin Huang (joining in person), a Sydney Quantum Academy Fellow whose research at the Macquarie Centre for Quantum Engineering involves exploring how astronomers can utilise enhanced quantum imaging to probe deeper into space with unprecedented resolution.

The panel will be moderated by Professor Peter Turner, CEO of Sydney Quantum Academy.


Our vision is to build Australia's quantum economy. Collaborating with academia, industry and government, we will harness Sydney's collective quantum expertise to develop diverse talent and a globally recognised quantum ecosystem. We're a partnership between Macquarie University, UNSW Sydney, University of Sydney and UTS, supported by the NSW Government.

Our Quantum Innovators Network event series is designed for quantum enthusiasts and innovators. Learn more about the global quantum startup ecosystem and hear from international experts, the fast-growing deep tech startups, and university spin-offs who are paving the way for a quantum future.

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This event is part of the Visiting Entrepreneur Program, an annual City of Sydney initiative that connects international entrepreneurs with our local startup ecosystem. The 22 June – 1 July 2022 program will explore what might the future look like for cities, technology and innovation in FUTURE T.B.D. This year, we will question everything, from a travel guide to decarbonisation to the future possibilities of the Metaverse and global health game changers. See the full program at city.sydney/vep #VEPSyd.

The 2022 edition of the Visiting Entrepreneur Program is kindly supported by Tech Central and the Greater Cities Commission.

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