NSW invites EOI for The Quantum Terminal

Thursday, 05 August, 2021

NSW invites EOI for The Quantum Terminal

The NSW Government is inviting expressions of interest (EOI) for founding members of the The Quantum Terminal.

Part of Tech Central, the $2.1 million National Space Industry Hub, the new Quantum Terminal will be a place for researchers, developers, engineers and mentors to lead “the development and innovation of quantum excellence”.

Expressions of interest for founding members of The Quantum Terminal will be open to organisations within the quantum technology, high performance computing, medtech, artificial intelligence and adjacent technology verticals along with other key innovation enablers.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said, “This is an exciting component of our long-term goal for Tech Central, to create 25,000 innovation jobs and encourage 25,000 new students to focus on science, technology, engineering and maths and life sciences studies.” 

“As we continue through the COVID-19 pandemic, technology and innovation are key in not only attracting investment but also in strengthening the state’s economic recovery by creating more jobs and retaining talent from the brilliant innovators and entrepreneurs we already have in NSW,” Ayers said.

The Terminal has been designed to help future-focused startups scale their businesses and thrive, amongst a curated community of experts in their field and access to shared and private workspaces and large event spaces.

The Quantum Terminal is part of the 24 hectare renewal of Central Precinct, located in the northern end of Tech Central. Transport for NSW is leading plans to renew the location. Ayres said as a whole Tech Central will in time provide 50,000 square metres of affordable space for startup and scale-up businesses.

Minister for Transport and Roads, Andrew Constance said, “The Quantum Terminal will see the nerve centre of Sydney’s train network taking shape as the heartland of the city’s new technology and innovation developments.”

“With its proximity to educational institutes as well as major hospitals, the Central Precinct will allow unmatched connectivity to leading businesses and research institutions, further driving the success of Tech Central.”

Peter Turner, CEO of Sydney Quantum Academy, a partnership of four of Sydney’s leading universities and the NSW Government, said the new space will enhance Sydney’s appeal as a place to develop cutting-edge quantum science and technology.

“The Sydney quantum community has a track record in delivering world-firsts. This initiative provides the space needed to nurture this culture of innovation. It will allow the Sydney Quantum Academy to bring the community of entrepreneurs, academics, businesses and students together to share ideas, seed growth and develop the talent required to meet industry’s rapidly expanding needs.”

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