About the event
Quantum technologies are set to have a major impact on productivity improvements, economic growth, and new job creation. The speed of development has sparked rapid increases in investment from leading industry players and governments across the world.
According to Australia’s national science agency, 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.
When: Monday 7 December, 3-4pm AEDT
Opening address – The Hon. Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney
Introducing the Sydney Quantum Academy (SQA) – Prof. Peter Turner, CEO SQA
Panel Session chaired by Prof Glenn Wightwick Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Technology, Sydney
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
ABOUT THE SYDNEY QUANTUM ACADEMY (SQA)
The SQA’s 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 deliver 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.