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Quantum technologies offer both great opportunities across the economy and possible threats should Australia inadequately invest in its development. These have been recognised through recent government attention given to quantum technologies, as an economic driver and an area for greater sovereign capability.

The proposed program will provide the framework to holistically develop projects that advance the quantum technology industry, from hardware and software to responsible innovation.

We have brought together a world-renowned team of researchers from four universities with a range of industry collaborators to engage in building a robust, diverse quantum cohort that meets industry needs. Our team of investigators have demonstrated strong track records in working successfully with industry. Our industry partners represent both small start-ups and large organisations that populate the nascent quantum ecosystem. Their participation will include timely engagement in industry applications as the technology develops, as well as placements.

This program aligns perfectly and will complement the already established SQA PhD, and internship programs, leveraging the substantial value they represent, and increasing capacity and skills to build our next generation of quantum technology specialists. Working closely with CSIRO, SQA will ensure the best possible experience for supervisors, industry, and most importantly the students that participate.

Chief Investigators

Professor Peter Turner, Professor Gavin Brennan, A/Professor Troy Lee, Dr Andre Saraiva


Sydney, Macquarie, UTS, UNSW

Industry partners

Sydney Quantum AcademyDiraq, Eigensystems, KPMG, BTQ, Lockheed Martin

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