The Australian Government has announced its key measures to grow Australia’s quantum industry.
The government is investing in a Quantum Commercialisation Hub to:
It is also funding a National Quantum Strategy to outline Australia’s vision for the quantum industry. Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley will guide the strategy as chair of the National Committee on Quantum. Committee members will include industry and academic experts.
This investment aims to support the development, commercialisation and adoption of quantum technologies in Australia.
Quantum is one of 9 technologies for initial focus in the government’s Blueprint and Action Plan for Critical Technologies. The government also highlighted quantum as a key emerging technology in the Digital Economy Strategy.
Advances in quantum may improve Australia’s:
Growing Australia’s quantum industry has the potential to add $4 billion and 16,000 new jobs to the economy by 2040.