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Australian Quantum Alliance Launched To Build a Thriving Quantum Industry in The Country

The Tech Council of Australia has launched the Australian Quantum Alliance. Coinciding with this, the Council also published the research report ‘Turning Australia into a regional tech hub’. According to a Tech Council of Australia LinkedIn post published this week, the research is incredibly important to help identify where Australia has a global comparative advantage in the tech sector and how the Council can strengthen it.

The Tech Council was founded on the principle that technology can bring vast economic and social benefits, and is the peak body for Australia’s tech sector, contributing $167bn to GDP annually, and employing 861,000 people. As one of Australia’s leading technology sub-sectors, quantum technology is uniquely placed to offer the most innovative solutions to the world.

The Alliance’s mission is to promote, strengthen and connect Australia’s quantum industry.

Based at the Canva offices in Sydney, the newly formed Alliance is evidence of Australia’s momentum in creating commercial success in emerging, leading-edge technology fields.

With a vision for a thriving quantum industry in Australia that enables innovation, jobs and economic prosperity, partners of the Australian Quantum Alliance include:

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• QuintessenceLabs

• Q-CTRL

• Silicon Quantum Computing

• Quantum Brilliance

• Nomad Atomics

• Diraq

• Rigetti Computing

• Google

• Microsoft

Dedicated to promoting the quantum tech landscape in Australia, the Alliance helps decision-makers and the public understand and adopt quantum technology by providing advice to the Government on the development of the Australian quantum industry while also:

• undertaking research into the Australian quantum industry

• educating stakeholders, the media and the public on the quantum industry, and its potential

  • developing practical examples of the quantum industry’s impact promoting the adoption of quantum technologies

Leading the Tech Council of Australia is CEO Kate Pounder, a former Managing Director at Accenture.

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James Dargan

James Dargan is a writer and researcher at The Quantum Insider. His focus is on the QC startup ecosystem and he writes articles on the space that have a tone accessible to the average reader.

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