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Quantum in NSW

Quantum is an emerging sector in NSW, where quantum startups spun out from universities are attracting capital.

NSW’s quantum ecosystem is globally significant, with capabilities across the quantum stack.

Among the local startups attracting significant interest and venture capital investment are firmware producer Q-CTRL; Silicon Quantum Computing, which is developing a 10-qubit prototype quantum integrated processor; nanomaterials producer LuciGem; and high-resolution spectrograph producer Redback Systems.

Quantum computing is an emerging sector in NSW, the home of several leading quantum computing businesses. It’s no coincidence these firms have spun out from NSW universities, where quantum R&D is a key strength. Four NSW universities with leading quantum technology expertise have formed the Sydney Quantum Academy (SQA): Macquarie University, the University of NSW, the University of Sydney and University of Technology, Sydney.

The SQA is unique, delivering postgraduate and industry-based education and training in quantum technologies. Its research strengthens NSW’s quantum capabilities and develops the talent needed to support this growing industry.

SQA was among the first tenants at Tech Central’s Quantum Terminal in Sydney, where affordable rent is available to startups in quantum technology, high-performance computing, artificial intelligence and adjacent technology verticals.

Key facts

By 2045, Australia will potentially have 19,400 quantum jobs generating $6 billion in revenue

NSW has more universities with world-leading quantum science capabilities than any other state in Australia

3,000 plus square metres of affordable co-working office space at the Quantum Terminal in Sydney Central Station's Terminal Building

Almost all of Australia's quantum industry is based in NSW and the ACT

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Grants, rebates, programs and incentives

Investment NSW offers bespoke services to businesses looking to build a presence within NSW.

The team at Investment NSW provides tailored advice on grants, rebates, programs and other incentives your business may be eligible for.

Site identification and development

Whether you need a high-tech lab, an advanced manufacturing facility connected to a university or a greenfield site in regional NSW, we can assist.

We can work with you to establish a presence in a precinct or collaboration area suited to your needs.

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Once you have established here, a wide range of services and programs are available to use NSW as a springboard into Asia. We can help you identify opportunities to expand in the region.

Visa and Skilled Migration support

Our Business & Skilled Migration Program is highly supportive of NSW’s growing tech industries and precincts. The program attracts new and emerging digital technology capabilities and skills, provides visa and migration advice to businesses, and nominates high potential migration candidates to live and work in NSW.

These initiatives have spurred the growth of digital technology businesses across the state and are available to all organisations considering investment opportunities in NSW.

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Last updated: 1 June 2022