Sydney’s “Silicon Valley” boasts a new quantum terminal


TechCentral, Sydney’s self-proclaimed Silicon Valley, has announced a new quantum terminal. This promises quantum technology research and innovation and helps to position Australia as a global high-tech hub.

Quantum Terminal, part of Sydney’s Tech Central, is planned to span 25 hectares of office space in a district that spans six central suburbs. That’s enough for an estimated 25,000 tech industry workers.

Q-Ctrl, Sydney Quantum Academy, and Quantum Brilliance will be the first tenants to focus on collaboration between researchers, developers, and engineers to advance quantum technology, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence.

This will take place shortly after Australia announces the $ 70 million quantum commercialization hub, facilitating research with the United States, the United Kingdom and other allies, bringing the country’s technology to the global stage.

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Tech Central in Sydney, 2020 concept design. (New South Wales and Ministry of Planning, Industry and Environment)

Stuart Ayres, Minister of Employment, Investment, Trade and Industry of New South Wales (NSW), praised TechCentral and its Quantum Terminal as future hotspots for the industry.

“Quantum Terminal, along with the rest of Tech Central, forms one of Australia’s most vibrant innovation corridors,” Ayres said. Said..

Atlassian, a company recently valued at over US $ 100 billion, will be TechCentral’s anchor with a $ 546 million 40-story headquarters that accommodates 5,000 operational jobs.

Prime Minister Dominique Perotet said the project will help the state recover after a pandemic caused by the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

“NSW is in a pole position to become a global leader in technology, as leading researchers and entrepreneurs aspire to work together and the innovation district is ready to support employment growth,” Perotet said. Mr. says.

“TechCentral is projected to bring up to 25,000 jobs in New South Wales and will be a key player in accelerating economic recovery and guaranteeing the future of the economy.”

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Prime Minister Dominique Perotet at a media conference at the New South Wales Parliament held in Sydney, Australia on October 21, 2021. (Brooke Mitchell / Getty Images)

With the development, commercialization and adoption of quantum technology, Australia is estimated to bring A $ 4 billion in economic value and create 16,000 new jobs by 2040.

The field of quantum research is also gaining attention at the federal level, making it one of the nine priorities of the government’s key technology blueprints and action plans.

This includes a $ 111 million plan to secure technology development, commercialization and adoption across defense, national security and other industries.

“The simple fact is that countries at the forefront of technology have greater economic, political and military power,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison earlier.

Australia has already outlined military objectives using quantum technology, including quantum computer-based guided weapons systems. The Australian Defense Force has an Army Quantum Technology Roadmap (pdf), Initial use is already underway.

Daniel Kumerev


Daniel Khmelev is a Perth-based Australian reporter working on energy, technology and politics. He has a background in mathematics, physics and computer science. Contact him at [email protected].