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UTS Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Building a strong quantum industry for Sydney

622 Harris St
Ultimo NSW 2007
UTS Startups Event Space

Tuesday 8 June 2021 from 4pm to 5:30pm

Hear from a panel of experienced researchers and entrepreneurs as they debate, discuss, and plan Sydney's present and future quantum industry, including:

  • Impact: Why are quantum technologies something we want to achieve? How can they help our society?

  • Timelines: When will we see those benefits? What's happening now and what's still in the future? How do we maintain our forward momentum (without becoming disappointed)?

  • A flourishing ecosystem: What are the current roadblocks to developing a healthy, vibrant Australian quantum industry? How do we build wider literacy, drive diversity in the industry, and build the right talent pipeline for both researchers and entrepreneurs?


  • Michael Biercuk, PhD (CEO and Founder, Q-CTRL; Director of the Quantum Control Laboratory, University of Sydney)

  • Simon Devitt, PhD (Centre for Quantum Software and Information, UTS)

  • Chris Ferrie, PhD (Centre for Quantum Software and Information, UTS; Quantum Education Advisor, Q-CTRL)

  • Nathan Langford, PhD (Circuit Quantum Science research group, UTS)

  • Biliana Rajevic (Engagement Manager, Sydney Quantum Academy)

Who should attend

Entrepreneurs, researchers, and those interested in deep tech industries. Book

About the program

This event is part of the Visiting Entrepreneur Program, an annual City of Sydney initiative that connects international entrepreneurs with our local startup ecosystem. The 1-10 June 2021 program puts a spotlight on transformative technologies tackling major global challenges, with an emphasis on biotechnology and quantum technology. See the full program at #VEPSyd

Contact event organiser

UTS Innovation and Entrepreneurship