Australia’s home for deep tech

Cicada Innovations is Australia's flagship deep tech incubator. With a twenty year track record of developing ventures focused on the world’s most pressing problems and promising opportunities. Through our incubator and commercialisation programs we support innovators with cutting-edge labs and training, access to mentors and a community of ambitious peers.

Purpose built for innovation

Over 50 resident ventures work together in our dedicated space that offers custom labs and offices, specialist events and a thriving community.

Full-lifecycle support

For innovators at the start of their journey, we offer a host of learning opportunities and resources to build foundational knowledge in commercialise their ideas and scaling a venture.

Creating connections

We bring together ventures and industry to find ways to support the deep tech ecosystem and unearth new ideas. Collaborating with Cicada allows industry partners to access our unique community of problem-solvers, makers and brilliant minds.


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Upcoming programs and events

Innovation Funding: The R&D Tax Incentive & Capital Access

June 7th, 2022

The workshop will be presented in two parts, with KPMG providing an overview of the Federal Government’s R&D Tax Incentive (“RDTI”) program and Radium Capital providing insights on how companies can gain earlier access to their refunds through R&D financing.

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Space Hub Connect - June 2022

June 29th, 2022

​Join us for the June edition of Space Hub Connect, where we will be welcoming some new faces into the Space Hub community. Hear all about their amazing backgrounds founding and building space companies and technology, as well network with the best and brightest in the Australian space community.


What if biotechnology could cure cancer?

June 24th, 2022

Join us for a special conversation between Sally-Ann Williams, CEO of Cicada Innovations, and Cyriac Roeding, Co-founder and CEO of Earli, as we discuss how biotechnology could transform cancer detection and treatment in the future.

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Info Session - NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program

June 10th, 2022

Join us for this info session and learn more about the program that will help you boost your healthtech idea into a sustainable business.

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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.