Hear from some of the newest arrivals to Australia's quantum technology scene.
What is it about the Sydney and Australian quantum technology scene that is helping to deliver ground-breaking research, spawn new offerings and attract global players? As a recent report from the Tech Council of Australia highlighted, the quantum industry is one of Australia’s most high-potential emerging sectors. More than 3% of global quantum startups originate in Australia, compared to 1.7% of startups on average.
Over the past year, Sydney has seen the emergence of a new quantum computing startup Diraq, a spin-out from UNSW’s world-leading quantum research. Europe-based BTQ has also set up shop in the Quantum Terminal, a co-working space located in the heart of Sydney’s Tech Central precinct.
At this event, we will hear from the latest arrivals on the quantum block: Andrew Dzurak, Founder and CEO at Diraq, and Gavin Brennen, Quantum Information Advisor at BTQ. Hear their thoughts on navigating Australia’s quantum scene and what we can expect as the sector grows.
ABOUT THE PANELLISTS
Andrew Dzurak – DIRAQ*
Professor Andrew Dzurak is an innovator and entrepreneur in the global quantum technologies ecosystem, leading teams in both industry and academia. He is CEO & Founder of Diraq, a full-stack quantum computing company employing the silicon CMOS qubits developed by his team at UNSW Sydney over the past two decades. He is also concurrently a Scientia Professor in Quantum Engineering at UNSW Sydney, an ARC Laureate Fellow and a Member of the Executive Board of the Sydney Quantum Academy
*Please note Andrew will be replacing the previously advertised panellist for the event, Arne Laucht, Head of Quantum Measurement at Diraq.
Gavin Brennen – BTQ and Macquarie University
Gavin Brennen is a Professor of Physics at Macquarie University where he leads a theory group working on quantum computing, simulations, and sensing. He is Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre for Excellence in Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) and serves on the Standards Australia working group for Quantum Computing. Gavin is quantum information advisor to the company BTQ working on the future impact of quantum computers on blockchain technologies as well as quantum consensus protocols.
Rupal Ismin – Sydney Knowledge Hub
Rupal Ismin is the Director of the Sydney Knowledge Hub, an initiative at the University of Sydney that helps researchers think and act more commercially about their research. Over the last ten years, Rupal has helped launch and scale mission-oriented businesses, including as COO of City Innovative, an SF startup supporting governments to work with smart city startups, as GM of Hub Australia, and as founder of Andable, an ecommerce marketplace she launched in 2011. Rupal also serves on the board of the Sydney Quantum Academy.
5 PM - 6 PM AEDT, Tuesday 18 October 2022
This will be a hybrid event. Note for those joining in person: registration will be from 4:45 PM for a 5 PM start. There will also be an opportunity for networking over light refreshments following the panel discussion from 6 to 7 PM.
You'll be sent a Zoom webinar link to watch in the email inbox used to register.
See below for detailed directions to the Quantum Terminal and COVID safety measures. We recommend you check Plan Your Trip for available transport options.
Address: Level 3, The Quantum Terminal, Central Station, 1 Eddy Ave, Haymarket.
Directions: The entrance door is located at the Dulwich Hill light rail stop at Central Station. This is located on the same level as the Grand Concourse. Walk through the archway leading to the light rail stop and turn right. Walk down the ramp and press intercom to gain access. Take the lift to level 3. See here for a handy map.
For any enquiries contact email@example.com or (02) 8011 3812.
ABOUT SYDNEY QUANTUM ACADEMY (SQA)
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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