Quantum technologies is a priority theme of the Next Generation Technologies Fund, aimed at realising the potential game changing capabilities afforded by developments in quantum science. It recognises the need for Defence to respond to this technology opportunity, and that technological advances in the quantum domain are likely to lead to the introduction of new capabilities in our region.
Quantum Technologies seeks to leverage the vibrant quantum science, technology and innovation capability across Australia to develop technology solutions of relevance to Defence. Through partnership with industry, academia and government research agencies, Defence aims to understand the potential of quantum technologies, create prototype systems, and demonstrate the practical application of quantum systems to Defence problems. The goal of the Quantum Technologies Research Network is to inform Defence of the potential benefits and practical limitations of quantum technologies through studies and demonstrator systems within three years.