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

HealthTech Hub Masterclass: What are the Fundamental Aspects of Business Communications for Health Innovators?

June 4th, 2024
When you start a business, mastering the fundamentals of good business communication matters. As an early founder, you know it is important, but you may not yet know how to build a website, have a social media presence and manage the public persona of the company, team and founders. So where do you start? How can you be resourceful, strategic and agile?
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Grains Elevate

May 21st, 2024
Grains Elevate is designed to help you explore your tech solution's potential in the grains industry, and to apply it to solve critical challenges. In just two days, it offers a full immersion into the grains industry, understanding the industry landscape and discovering revenue streams for your venture. It's hands-on and ensures you walk away with a clear picture of what the industry has to offer and what the opportunities are for you.
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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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