Plans announced this week include a centre, advisory panel and research directors to drive a new research and development program.
Transport for NSW has announced plans to invest in quantum technology research, exploring innovative ways to solve some of the most complex network challenges.
The transport authority is set to create a Transport for NSW Centre of Quantum Technology, to be housed within the new Quantum Terminal at Tech Central in Sydney. It also plans to recruit and mobilise talent, with two new Quantum Technology Co-Directors to drive the Centre’s research and development program.
Sydney Quantum Academy CEO Professor Peter Turner is on a newly established Quantum Technology Expert Advisory Panel which will advise on the goals and activities for Transport for NSW’s quantum roadmap and research program.
“It’s very exciting to see NSW leading in this space. Transport has the complex datasets and classical expertise required to really explore the application of quantum technologies to practical challenges, such as optimisation,” said Professor Turner.
Transport for NSW are looking to harness the power of quantum technology to help process enormous amounts of data generated from transport sources like ticketing, logistics, traffic systems, infrastructure sensors, and CCTV.
The new developments are the latest under the Transport for NSW Future Transport Technology Roadmap 2021-2024 launched in March 2021. It also follows the August announcement from Investment NSW of the ‘Quantum Terminal’, a new collaboration space in Sydney’s Tech Central.
Located at Central Station's Sydney Terminal Building, the Quantum Terminal will provide workspaces and event facilities for students, researchers, educators, developers and engineers in quantum technology, high performance computing, AI and adjacent technologies.
Transport for NSW are now seeking Expressions of Interest from potential partners and experts to conduct joint research and development programs and attract leading global thinkers in quantum technology to NSW.
For further information visit Transport for NSW’s website.