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

Cicada x Tech23

August 7th, 2024
Showcasing 23 of Australia’s most promising ventures, Cicada x Tech23 2024 continues to be a vanguard festival of radical innovation and brave ideas in the world of deep tech. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday 7th August in Sydney and we are searching for 23 of the most visionary leaders and exciting innovations to champion on the nation's largest deep tech stage.
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HealthTech Hub Masterclass: How can I make my health tech innovation a business success?

July 23rd, 2024
We'll show you how to create a strong business model, using real examples and expert advice from founders who've been there. Don't miss out on this opportunity to make your health tech innovation a reality.

Customer Discovery Course

August 8th, 2024
Date: Every Thursday, 9am - 5pm, from 8th August to 19th September 2024 Over 7 weeks (one day per week), you will learn the importance of Customer Discovery, a customer-centric, scientific process that tests assumptions about your product or business model.
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Ask an Expert - 1:1 Mentor Sessions

An exciting opportunity for clinicians, researchers, and health tech founders to gain invaluable insights and personalised advice from a distinguished panel of Mentors, Investors, and Funders.
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InBIA Best Incubator in the World 

(2018, 2019)


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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