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Panel of Uni and Microsoft staff at Station Q media launch event

Industry partnerships

Working together and delivering more
We have partnerships at every level, and we're working to develop more. From community and education partners to our partners in industry and research.

Our industry engagements fuel greater research and development to assist in generating products, technologies and services that benefit Australia and the world. Please get in touch to enquire about how we can collaborate with you.

Recent collaborations

The University of Sydney is working with three other universities to establish the Sydney Quantum Academy, helping to ensure that cutting-edge quantum research translates into a sustainable industry and jobs.

It the initiative of Macquarie University, UNSW Sydney, the University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney and has funding support from the NSW Government. It will help train the next generation of engineers and scientists in quantum computing, cementing Sydney’s place as the leading global city for quantum technology and ensuring NSW is a world centre for jobs in the emerging quantum economy.

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The Key Centre for Polymers and Colloids (KCPC) has recently licensed magnetic nanoparticle stabilisation technology to the University of South Australia spin off company, Ferronova P/L.

Ferronova has now received approval to use this technology in “first in human” trials at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, for sentinel lymph node detection in oral cancer patients.

These magnetic nanoparticles have already demonstrated better performance for this application compared to the current commercialised product in preclinical mouse and pig model studies over the past 3 years. If these trials are successful, they could offer vastly improved health outcomes for a wide range of cancer sufferers.

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Our multi-year partnership with Microsoft establishes ongoing investment at Sydney’s Nanoscience Hub as Microsoft moves from research to real-world engineering of quantum machines. Professor David Reilly from the University School of Physics is leading the team at Station Q and believes that this partnership will bring quantum computing out of the laboratory and into the real world where it can have genuine impact.

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Professor Michael Biercuk's Q-CTRL, based at the University, is one of just eight start-ups worldwide chosen as a collaborator in IBM's Q Network, giving it access to IBM's world-leading quantum technology.

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Professor Benjamin Eggleton will join forces with Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Group and American technology company and defence contractor Harris Corporation.

The $540,000 project will develop advanced technologies to enhance satellite communications, radar systems and surveillance capabilities for defence, as well as lay the groundwork for future fifth-generation wireless communications. 

Student internships

Interns can bring great new ideas to our business. They are not afraid to innovate.
Chief People Officer, Joseph Quinn, Perfection Fresh

Our students are proving their worth before they receive their qualification by undertaking by interning with industry partners. The success of these internships have led to students securing jobs, developing real-world skills and making important connections within their chosen industry.

Organisations utilising our students in in their business include;

  • PwC
  • Perfection Fresh Australia
  • Rocks Brewing Company
  • Arnotts 
  • Directus
  • Australian Meat Processor Corporation
  • Harris Farm Markets and Cotton Australia.