Dr James Palles-Dimmock 

James has over 15 years of experience delivering products from early-stage concepts through R&D programmes; developing, protecting and commercialising new semiconductor technologies, in particular during his time at Japanese electronics company Sharp. He has transferred technology to factories both in the UK and Japan and his work has spanned the TRLs, from developing the first lab-based demonstration of a hot carrier solar cell to consulting on production issues in solar panel assembly lines.

A physicist by background, James has a first-class MSc in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, a PhD in Quantum Physics from Imperial College London and is a fellow of the Electrical Research Association (ERA).

Event chair:

Petra Andren

Petra Andren is a global business executive, innovation leader, experienced board member and tech investor with over 25 years’ experience traversing international markets and advanced technology sectors. Petra has deep expertise in navigating the complexities of taking IP-rich technologies to market, supporting, and scaling high growth technology ventures, and building high impact innovation ecosystems. Having held executive roles driving innovation for global corporations, research org, start-ups, VC and government, Petra brings a unique skill set to the innovation space.  Currently, she leads the Greater Cities Commission work on Innovation Districts across NSW, accelerating the move towards a knowledge-based economy. 

Date and Time:

Wednesday, 21 June, 5:00-7:00pm


4.45pm - Registration opens

5:00- 6:00pm – Presentation + Q&A session

6.00 – 7.00pm – Networking - light refreshments to be served


This is an in-person event only. It will be held at The Quantum Terminal, Level 3, Central Station, 1 Eddy Av, Grand Concourse, Haymarket. See here for a handy map. Registration is essential.

For any enquiries contact info@sydneyquantum.org or (02) 8011 3812.

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