Industry Papers Sydney: Quantum and semiconductors

James Riley
Editorial Director

The relationship between the semiconductor industry and Australia’s burgeoning quantum sector will form a key theme at The Industry Papers’ Sydney forum on Advanced Manufacturing and Strategic Industries on July 25.

If you are an entrepreneur, engineer or venture capitalist – or all three – who is watching the over-the-horizon research and commercialisation efforts in quantum, this forum will hold special interest.

This tight-knit room will be full of the people who are right now building technology and building companies in these areas. Seating is limited to just 100. You can reserve your seat here.

The Advanced Manufacturing and Strategic Industries forum being held at the Sydney Museum on the morning of July 25 as the first of The Industry Papers series of four forums across four cities. is proud to announce a second tranche of speakers for the event, including the director of the University of Sydney Nano Institute Professor Stephen Bartlett, Q-CTRL chief scientific officer Michael Hush, and CEO and cofounder at Modular Photonics and Australian National Fabrication Facilities (ANFF) node director Michael Withford.

The Industry Papers project follows a series of industry policy forums across Australia that culminates in the publication of a 65,000-word, tabloid sized newspaper filled with policy papers aimed at driving Australian deep tech commercialisation success.

Confirmed speakers for the Sydney event now include:

  • Senator Tim Ayres, Assistant Minister for Trade and Assistant Minister for Manufacturing
  • Senator Dave Sharma, NSW Liberal Senator and former Ambassador to Israel
  • Andre Luiten, CEO, QuantX Labs
  • Nadia Court, Director, Semiconductor Sector Service Bureau (S3B)
  • David Cookson, Commercial Technical Consultant, ANSTO
  • James Walker, Chair, BluGlass
  • Frank Yao, Founder & CEO, Innofocus Photonics Technology
  • Michael Withford, ANFF Node Director and Cofounder Modular Photonics
  • Ines Lizaur, Head of Manufacturing Panel, Vow
  • Dani Haj-Moussa, Investor, Main Sequence Ventures
  • Professor Stephen Bartlett, Director, University of Sydney Nano Institute
  • Michael Hush, Chief Scientific Officer, Q-CTRL

The Industry Papers series ends with a final policy launch event at Old Parliament House in Canberra on September 12, bringing together the authors, the ideas and the ambition for a senior policy discussion – and power networking lunch – in the heart of the nation’s capital.

The Advanced Manufacturing and Strategic Industries forum in Sydney on July 25 includes deep dive sessions on topics that include:

  • Quantum computing and quantum sensing: building new industries
  • From fabless semiconductor expertise to a foundry future?
  • Material science expertise: Our manufacturing competitive advantage
  • Nanofabrication and photonics
  • The future of our National Facilities and cooperative growth

This forum is for the researchers and entrepreneurs who are pushing boundaries of new-to-the-world technologies, and for the VC’s and other investors who tracking over-the-horizon industries.

The Advanced Manufacturing and Strategic Industries forum will sell out. You can book your seat here.

Do you know more? Contact James Riley via Email.

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