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Quantum in motion

The Quantum Terminal
The Quantum Terminal
Central Station, 1 Eddy Avenue, Haymarket NSW 2000
Level 3

Wednesday 21 June from 5pm to 7pm

Hear from Dr James Palles-Dimmock, CEO of UK-based Quantum Motion, developing silicon-based qubit architectures for quantum computing.

One of the most fascinating and fundamental challenges facing the quantum computing industry is establishing which material and architecture will ultimately prove the most stable for processing quantum information. Research and development from the university and startup sector taking place in Sydney and the UK has seen silicon-based architectures gain significant momentum and investment dollars over the past couple of years.

The UK-based Quantum Motion is one company helping to prove silicon’s potential. It’s on a mission to develop scalable quantum computers by harnessing silicon technology already in use in today’s smartphones and computers.

Join us to hear from CEO, Dr James Palles-Dimmock. James has raised over £60m in funds for Quantum Motion from an international investor base and grown it from scratch to a team of over 40. We’ll hear about his journey, his view on Australia’s quantum industry and where to next for Quantum Motion.

The discussion and Q&A session will be chaired by Petra Andren, Head of Innovation Districts, Greater Cities Commission.


  • 4.45pm: Doors open

  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm: Presentation + Q&A session

  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Networking

About James Palles-Dimmock - City of Sydney Visiting Entrepreneur (UK)

James has over 15 years of experience delivering products from early-stage concepts through R&D programmes; developing, protecting and commercialising new semiconductor technologies, in particular during his time at Japanese electronics company Sharp. James has transferred technology to factories both in the UK and Japan and his work has spanned the TRLs, from developing the first lab-based demonstration of a hot carrier solar cell to consulting on production issues in solar panel assembly lines.

A physicist by background, James has a first class MSc in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, a PhD in Quantum Physics from Imperial College London and is a fellow of the Electrical Research Association (ERA).

About this event

The Visiting Entrepreneur Program is produced by the City of Sydney with partner organisations from the local startup ecosystem. The 2023 edition is kindly supported by Tech Central and the Greater Cities Commission.

This event is brought to you by the Sydney Quantum Academy and is part of their Quantum Innovators Network event series, designed for quantum enthusiasts and innovators. 


If you would like to discuss specific needs, please contact or (02) 8011 3812. Please see here for a handy map of the Quantum Terminal.

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