Australia and the United States have officially agreed to work together in the field of quantum technology and are committed to sharing knowledge, protecting sensitive technologies and promoting industry opportunities.
The two nations signed a letter of intent on Friday recognizing that “critical emerging technology” offers significant opportunities for economic prosperity and security.
It comes just days after Australia named quantum technology as one of nine critical technologies of immediate national interest and committed $ 70 million to a Quantum Commercialization Hub.
An almost identical agreement was signed between the US and UK governments earlier this month, following the AUKUS security pact that identified quantum computers as a priority area.
Under the agreement, Australia and the US will explore new theoretical applications of quantum technology and work to translate the research into meaningful practical applications for mutual benefit.
The couple also plans to …