Silicon Quantum Computing Pty. Ltd. (SQC) aims to commercialise the world-leading research produced from Australia’s leading Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T).
Jointly owned by the Australian Government, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Telstra, the University of NSW (UNSW) and the NSW State Government, SQC operates from new laboratories within the Centre’s headquarters at UNSW, in Sydney, Australia.
We have set ourselves a bold ambition: to develop a 10-qubit quantum integrated circuit prototype in silicon by 2022.
The world’s first quantum computer will be transformative for every aspect of society, creating the potential to solve highly complex problems that are beyond the capacity of conventional computers in hours or minutes.
Drawing on decades of success, the Centre, lead by Laureate Fellow Professor Michelle Simmons, has produced the longest coherence time, highest fidelity qubits in the solid state, the ability to optically address single dopant atoms in silicon, the lowest noise silicon devices and the first two qubit gate in silicon.
SQC will exploit and commercialise the power and potential of this work to realise wider economic benefits through new quantum computing industries and spin offs.
SQC has been formed from the world’s leading silicon quantum computing team and is based within new laboratories at the Centre of Excellence headquarters in Sydney, Australia. No other university setting in the world offers access to such established and unique facilities.
We are currently seeking more than 20 researchers, engineers and technicians to accelerate the commercialisation of our research in silicon quantum computing.
Stephen Menzies is one of the leading securities lawyers in Australia. He is currently a Consultant at Ashurst in Sydney and a non-executive director of ASX listed Platinum Asset Management and Century Australia Investments Limited.
Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering
Hugh was Chief Scientist at Telstra and is President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of Wollongong and Professorial Fellow of University of Melbourne.
Chief Technology Officer of Telstra
Håkan Eriksson joined Telstra as Chief Technology Officer in 2016. Prior to this appointment, Håkan was Group Chief Technology Officer at Ericsson and CEO of Ericsson Australia and New Zealand.
Deputy Secretary of the Department of Industry, Innovation & Science
Mike is the Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, where he is responsible for innovation strategy, economic and analytical services, industry growth and resources.
Professor Michelle Simmons
Scientia professor and Laureate Fellow at the University of NSW
Michelle is the Director of the Centre of Excellence and an Australian Laureate Fellow. She has established radical new technologies to build devices in silicon at the atomic-scale. She is Editor-in-Chief of Nature Quantum Information and the 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO Asia-Pacific Laureate in the Physical Sciences.
Head of Emerging Technology, Enterprise Services, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Dilan runs CBA’s emerging technology team. His key focus is big data, cyber, identity, blockchain, smart machines, Internet of Things, ag-tech and next-generation compute, including platforms and atomic computing (e.g. quantum).