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.

Upcoming programs and events

Cicada x Tech23 in Brisbane: Meet Australia's radical innovators

March 13th, 2024
Australia's largest deep tech festival is coming to Brisbane and we want to meet you. Join us on at The Precinct, Queensland's leading start-up hub to dive into Brisbane's deep tech ecosystem scene.
Get your ticket

Cicada Innovations Breakfast - The future of farming powered by deep tech

March 6th, 2024
We invite you to spend a morning connecting with peers and getting a glimpse into the future of agriculture through the lens of deep tech.
Register here

Cicada x Tech23

Showcasing 23 of Australia’s most promising early-stage ventures, Cicada x Tech23 is an annual festival celebrating radical innovation and brave ideas from the world of deep tech. The event connects founders with an audience of problem solvers, investors and big thinkers – inviting the ecosystem to support game-changing people and ideas that can revolutionise our world.

Read our Cicada x Tech23 2023 Insights Report which underscores the breadth and diversity of deep tech businesses and talent we have here in Australia. 

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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