According to 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, 3-4 pm 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