Robert Bedington

Co-founder and CTO

SpeQtral, Singapore

Robert is co-founder and CTO of SpeQtral, a Quantum Communications company specialising in satellite quantum key distribution. Satellite QKD is enabling global secured communications that are resilient against hacking by future quantum computers. SpeQtral is a spin-out company from the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore where Robert was previously a senior research fellow and satellite team lead for the SpooQy-1 CubeSat mission. SpooQy-1 launched in 2019 and successfully demonstrated quantum entanglement in space. In the same year Robert was recognised by MIT as one of ten Innovators under 35 for the Asia Pacific region. 


Aerospace 2050

16 November 2023 | 13:25 - 13:55 | Panel: Quantum Tech in Space

Space is critical to the development and deployment of new quantum technologies. Quantum sensors reach peak performance away from gravity's influence. On Earth, fibre optic losses limit secure quantum communication. Satellites can bridge this gap, enabling secure quantum links worldwide. This progress sets the stage for a Global Quantum Network, including quantum computers and Quantum Internet. Satellites are thus positioned as key nodes in our future Quantum-Connected planet. So, what tools might we be lacking to fully realize this extraordinary advancement?

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