The Australian state of New South Wales has provided a $15.4 million AUD grant to the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, Macquarie University, and the University of Sydney to establish this academy. An additional $20 million AUD ($14.1 million USD) will be provided by the universities themselves and unnamed industry partners.

The goals of the academy will be to promote Sydney as a global leader in quantum technology, encourage students to work across the four institutions, link them to industry through internships and research, and support emerging quantum technology startups.

There is already considerable quantum technology research in Sydney with one of Microsoft’s quantum research labs as well as startups Q-Ctrl and Silicon Quantum Computing. For more details, click here to access an article posted on the Australian edition of Computerworld.