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.

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.

Cicada x Tech23

This year, long running event Tech23 joins the Cicada family, united by our shared mission to celebrate and amplify Australia's radical innovators. Cicada x Tech23 is a deep tech event for Australian pioneers, innovators and problem-solvers to connect, spark meaningful conversations and share brave ideas that propel humanity into a better future.

We’re bringing together the Australian deep tech ecosystem to celebrate radical innovation and brave ideas from the world of deep tech.  

InBIA Best Incubator in the World 



raised by
696 residents

Thousands of jobs created

Upcoming programs and events

Space Elevate

June 7th, 2023
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.
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Space x Health Connect

June 7th, 2023

​Join us for an evening with the Australian space and health tech communities - to explore how both sides can learn from each other, explore common use cases and opportunities for entrepreneurs. We are bringing together founders, experts and key stakeholders across the space, defence and health sectors to collaborate, connect, and share knowledge and opportunities.

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Space Fast Start

May 26th, 2022
A 6-month intensive program tailored for ambitious space ventures so they can supercharge their commercialisation journey. Designed to address the pressing needs of your team, Space Fast Start pairs you with industry mentors, technical experts, and investors who will provide you with trusted guidance and strategic advice to grow faster.
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NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program Info Session

June 5th, 2023

Join us for our online info session and learn more about the NSW Health Commercialisation Training program that will help you boost your health tech idea into a sustainable business. The session will focus on the program and its different stages, who the courses are for & prerequisites, how to apply and an overview of the content that you will learn.

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Discover tomorrow

Explore insights and perspectives from a community working at the forefront of research, science and engineering.

The deep tech opportunity

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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