The Spin-out Journey

What does the journey from a university quantum lab to tech start-up look like?  What does it take, and who do you turn to?  What are the main reasons to create a spin-out?

Hear from people with first-hand experience shaping the quantum start-up ecosystem—Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop AO and Dr Michael Harvey from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) Translational Research Program and Dr Matt van Breugel from Macquarie University and EQUS spin-out, Redback Systems.

Cost: free

Dr Matt van Breugel is CEO and co-founder of Redback Systems, an innovative spectrometer start-up that builds scientific instruments that challenge widely adopted tools.  Dr van Breugel will share the story of how Redback Systems’ technology was developed in a quantum lab, explain their spin-out journey and some of the challenges they faced along the way.  Tune in to hear Dr van Breugel touch on just how important it was to find the right product–market fit. 

Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop AO and Dr Michael Harvey from the EQUS Translational Research Program join us to explain how EQUS supports the translation of research and share some of the program’s success stories.  They’ll cover why EQUS actively supports spin-outs to bridge the ‘innovation gap’ between lab discoveries and new technological developments.

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.