We will build a world-leading research centre to create technology that will revolutionise information systems, create and develop Australian industry, and train and mentor young researchers in the science and application of this transformational technology. The outcomes will fuel R&D programs for decades, harnessing links between fundamental research and commercial applications through industry partners and start-up companies, and developing strong linkages between Australian and overseas universities and companies. Our work will lead to a substantial growth in employment in advanced manufacturing and the ICT sector, and will optimise the economic and social value to Australia of the National Broadband Network.

Funding: $23.8 million over 7 years

Centre Director: Professor Benjamin Eggleton

Administering Organisation: The University of Sydney

Collaborating and Partner Organisations:

  • The Australian National University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • Monash University
  • Macquarie University
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • RMIT University
  • York University
  • ETH, Zurich
  • University of Ghent
  • Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) Amsterdam
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Oxford
  • National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
  • Danish Technical University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Bristol
  • Finisar, Australia
  • Imperial College, London
  • Sapphicon Semiconductor 
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