The National Quantum Industry and Workforce Development Review is based on a year-long survey of Australia’s nascent quantum industry. Relying on in-depth interviews with key organisations as well as qualitative and quantitative research, it represents one of the first overviews of an emerging local sector projected to be worth $2.2 billion and employ almost 9,000 Australians by 2030.

It surveyed both start-ups developing quantum technologies as well as potential users across various industries, including aerospace, banking and insurance, chemicals and energy, health and life sciences, logistics and information technology. It also sought input from industry associations, local offshoots of international companies, as well as Federal and State Government agencies.

This report is based on the “Quantum Future Needs Assessment” research report prepared for Sydney Quantum Academy by Snapcracker Research + Strategy in July 2023. It was approved by the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee (2021/834).