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Defence Innovation Network warmly invites you to join us at Macquarie University for an afternoon of networking and collaboration with leading researchers in Quantum Technologies.

DATE: Wednesday, 13 February 2019,
12.30 PM- 16:30 PM
LOCATION:  Macquarie University
801-803 Meeting and Function Space,
12 Wally’s Walk, Balaclava Road
Macquarie Park, NSW 2109


12:30 – 13:30 Registration and Networking Lunch

13:30 – 14:50 Presentations from academics on core capabilities relating to Quantum Technologies:

  • Introductory presentation by Professor Gavin Brennen, Macquarie University
  • Associate Professor Thomas Volz, Macquarie University
  • Associate Professor Dominic Berry, Macquarie University
  • Professor Igor Aharonovich, University of Technology Sydney
  • Professor Michael Biercuk, University of Sydney
  • Dr David Cortie, University of Wollongong
  • Professor John Close, Australian National University
  • Professor Michelle Simmons, University of New South Wales

14:50 – 15:50  Facilities tour of Macquarie Centre for Quantum Engineering (formerly QSciTech) and Diamond Nanoscience Laboratory

15:50 – 16:50 
Discussion on Investment Opportunities

The NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer is interested in supporting the State’s research and development in Quantum Technologies. The Defence Innovation Network is interested in finding out more about the current expertise in this area and expand on our capabilities. In preparation for the DIN Coordinator’s Meeting focused on Quantum Technologies, attendees are asked to consider the following questions for discussion:

  • What are the commercial opportunities in Quantum technologies?
  • Are there emerging opportunities that might attract larger scale investment to Australia/NSW or migrate R&D here (including sensing and computing)?
  • What role beyond the current Quantum Fund could the NSW Government play in creating the right environment for industry opportunities?

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