Michelle Simmons, Ed Husic
Quantum Computing

Quantum of Straya: founders praise Australia’s new Quantum Strategy

- May 4, 2023 3 MIN READ

Australia’s long-awaited first National Quantum Strategy launched on Wednesday as the government looks to cement the country’s position as a world leader in quantum technologies which are forecast to create 19,400 jobs by 2045. The strategy focuses on five critical themes relating to the development, investment, and use of quantum technologies; securing the industry’s supply… Read more »

Michelle Simmons, Ed Husic
Quantum Computing

Ed Husic tips $4.6 million in federal funding into quantum training

- April 13, 2023 2 MIN READ

The Australian government is backing the quantum sector with $4.6 million in funding to improve education and collaboration.  National science organisation CSIRO has scored $3.6 million to fund up to 20 PhDs in quantum technology under the Australian Quantum Graduates Program. A further $1 million goes to the Sydney Quantum Academy through the National Quantum… Read more »

Ed Husic
Quantum Computing

Science minister Ed Husic on quantum: ‘Have the ambition to be a big player, not a bit player’

- February 23, 2023 5 MIN READ

We believe in our quantum ecosystem and its role in Australia’s economic prosperity and national security. Australia has long had an outsized impact on quantum research. The people who have had their training in quantum in Australia are now in leadership roles in research, industry and government here and around the world. When it comes… Read more »

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Quantum computer startup Quantum Brilliance lands $26 million raise

- February 15, 2023 2 MIN READ

Canberra quantum computing startup Quantum Brilliance, has raised US$18 million (A$26m) as it looks to expand internationally. The raise was backed by Breakthrough Victoria, which chipped in $8 million, as well as CSIRO VC fund Main Sequence, Investible, Ultratech Capital, MA Financial, Jelix Ventures, Rampersand and CM Equity. The capital is to expand international operations, deliver… Read more »

Other tech

The quantum tech arms race is ramping up – and it will dramatically change national security

- April 4, 2022 3 MIN READ

Quantum technology, which makes use of the surprising and often counterintuitive properties of the subatomic universe, is revolutionising the way information is gathered, stored, shared and analysed. The commercial and scientific potential of the quantum revolution is vast, but it is in national security that quantum technology is making the biggest waves. National governments are… Read more »

Other tech

VC investor Bill Bartee says what you need to know about investing in quantum tech

- March 9, 2022 4 MIN READ

Australia is becoming the place to watch for venture capitalists looking for the next big thing in quantum technology.  In the lingering shadow of the global financial crisis and dot-com crash, Vikram Sharma decided to establish Australia’s first quantum technology company. Born out of his research on quantum cybersecurity with the Quantum Optics Group at… Read more »

Future of work

The NSW government’s new Central Station quantum startup hub has opened tenant applications

- August 4, 2021 2 MIN READ

The NSW government has opened expressions of interest for founding tenants of the new Quantum Terminal at Sydney’s Tech Central startup and scale-up hub at Central Station.  Jobs and investment minister Stuart Ayres said a residency in The Quantum Terminal was a chance for startups to help grow the innovation ecosystem. “The Quantum Terminal will… Read more »