Quantum Innovation Queensland holds first meeting in Brisbane

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Leading representatives in the field of quantum technology from Queensland and beyond have convened at the recent inaugural Quantum Innovation Queensland (QIQ) meeting in Brisbane. 

Led by Queensland Chief Scientist Kerrie Wilson, the new governance group aims to bring together some of the world’s best and brightest experts in quantum technology to guide the implementation of the $76 million Queensland Quantum and Advanced Technologies Strategy and Queensland Quantum Academy. 

QIQ also aims to boost the commercialisation of research and intellectual property in Queensland by providing strategic advice and insights for attracting and building new advanced technology businesses and creating skilled jobs locally. 

“In Queensland, we have world-class capabilities which provides us with a tremendous opportunity to be at the forefront of the coming wave of quantum innovation,” Professor Wilson said.

Quantum technology plays a critical role in the Queensland government’s commitment to creating new industries and hundreds of new jobs within the local community. 

“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to making Queensland a leader in quantum research and creating good, high-paying and secure jobs in this industry of the future,” Minister for Science Leanne Linard. 

“Quantum science will be critical in helping solve national and global challenges and will revolutionise several key fields and industries including renewable energy, critical minerals, batteries, medicine and defence.”

The Queensland Quantum and Advanced Technologies Strategy leverages the state’s outstanding research and fabrication capabilities across quantum and other related technologies, such as semiconductors, superconductors, photonics, and micro-electromechanical systems, for application in industry sectors, such as renewable energy, critical minerals, batteries, medicine, and defence.