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Building a strong quantum industry for Sydney

8 June 2021 @ 9:00 AM 11:00 AM IDT

Building a strong quantum industry for Sydney Tickets, Tue 08/06/2021 at 4:00 pm | Eventbrite

Learn why a strong quantum industry matters for Sydney and how today’s researchers and entrepreneurs are building toward the future.

About this event

Hear from a panel of experienced researchers and entrepreneurs as they debate, discuss, and plan Sydney’s present and future quantum industry, including:

Impact: Why are quantum technologies something we want to achieve? How can they help our society?

Timelines: When will we see those benefits? What’s happening now and what’s still in the future? How do we maintain our forward momentum (without becoming disappointed)?

A flourishing ecosystem: What are the current roadblocks to developing a healthy, vibrant Australian quantum industry? How do we build wider literacy, drive diversity in the industry, and build the right talent pipeline for both researchers and entrepreneurs?


Michael Biercuk, PhD (CEO and Founder, Q-CTRL; Director of the Quantum Control Laboratory, University of Sydney)

Chris Ferrie, PhD (Centre for Quantum Software and Information, UTS; Quantum Education Advisor, Q-CTRL)

Nathan Langford, PhD (Circuit Quantum Science research group, UTS)

And more

Who should attend: Entrepreneurs, researchers, and those interested in deep tech industries

About the program: 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 1-10 June 2021 program puts a spotlight on transformative technologies tackling major global challenges, with an emphasis on biotechnology and quantum technology. See the full program at city.sydney/vep #VEPSyd

About the organisers:

From quantum computing to quantum sensing in defense, Q-CTRL deploys our world-leading expertise in quantum control engineering as intuitive software to help make quantum technology useful. Our unique software helps solve today’s biggest challenges for quantum technology in the NISQ era and beyond, noise and decoherence. Quickly build intuition for the impact of noise and errors in quantum computers with Q-CTRL, and deploy our expert solutions to stabilize real hardware.

UTS’s Centre for Quantum Software and Information is a world-leading research institute for quantum computing. We work with researchers in Australia and around the world on both the foundational understanding of quantum information science and on developing the software, information processing and hardware infrastructure required for future quantum technologies.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit connects UTS’s knowledge and people to Sydney’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, inspires and equips the next generation of entrepreneurial talent, and supports a culture of innovation at UTS.