Welcome to Australia’s home for deep tech

Cicada Innovations is Australia's leading deep tech incubator. With a twenty year track record of developing ventures focused on the world’s most pressing problems and promising opportunities.

Our incubators, training, and community is designed to meet the unique needs of deep tech startups. From cutting-edge labs and flexible space, to mentors and a network of ambitious peers. Our mission is to help startups grow and make Australia a leader in deep tech innovation.

Cicada x Tech23

Australia's biggest deep tech celebration, showcasing 23 of nation's most promising ventures. This event connects visionary founders to a network of investors, leaders and big thinkers – inviting the ecosystem to support game-changing people and businesses that can revolutionise our world.

Whether you're in the lab turning research into reality, laying the foundation of your startup, or scaling up to meet growing demand, Cicada x Tech23 is your launchpad.

Purpose built for deep tech

Our incubator residents have access to custom labs and offices, specialist equipment, training and a thriving community.

If you are a deep tech startup looking for a unique home to grow your business, find out more about our incubator.

Full-lifecycle support

From benchtop to IPO, we support entrepreneurs throughout the startup lifecycle, helping them to grow their commercialisation skills and scale their ideas into deep tech ventures.

Building community

Our community is for those who believe in the potential of deep tech. We connect and engage entrepreneurs, scientists, investors and policymakers in meaningful conversations, and inspire action to develop more R&D driven businesses to create a more sustainable and prosperous future.


Upcoming programs and events

Space Elevate

May 15th, 2024
Space Elevate is a course a fast-paced, hands-on workshop for Australian researchers, engineers, and early stage entrepreneurs with revolutionary space tech idea looking for personalised advice and feedback to help you grow faster. Applications are open for Space Elevate in Sydney.
Apply here

Diagnostics Specialisations Course

May 7th, 2024
Join the Diagnostics course, part of the NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program, to learn from industry leaders from Pathology Technology Australia and gain personalised feedback to help get your innovation to the market.
Learn more

Health Tech Connect: Alan Taylor, Clarity Pharmaceuticals

May 9th, 2024
16:0018:00

From Australian benchtop science to the largest-ever biotech IPO on the ASX, hear the story of how Dr Alan Taylor steered Clarity Pharmaceuticals to become a global leader in radiopharmaceuticals.

Register now

InBIA Best Incubator in the World 

(2018, 2019)

$2bn

raised by
400+ residents

Thousands of jobs created

in Australia

For every $1 generated by a deep tech company, more than $3 of value is created for other startups, businesses and the general public. We believe deep tech has the potential to transform the Australian economy.

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