Health tech

Cicada is committed to building a thriving, collaborative health tech ecosystem in Australia. We support innovators and companies working on medical devices, diagnostics, therapeutics and software as a medical device sectors along the full spectrum of commercialisation from ideation workshops through to acceleration and long-term incubation programs. We are committed to bridging the translation and commercialisation gap by supporting the early development of health innovations

2500+

health tech innovators trained through health tech programs

32%

of resident & alumni are health tech startups

3000

hours of training delivered across Australia

NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program

The NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program has been designed by leading experts to nurture innovative, early stage health tech solutions, and help innovators to build sustainable businesses in NSW.

Program is open to researchers, scientists, clinicians, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and those in the health sector who are working on a novel medical device, diagnostic or therapeutic product, or a software that is considered a medical device.

Cicada Medlab: Commercialisation 101

Designed and delivered by industry and commercialisation experts, Cicada MedLab workshops develop the fundamental research commercialisation skills of scientists, researchers, clinicians, and budding entrepreneurs in medtech and biotech.

This training is supported by the REDI initiative, powered by MTPConnect, made possible by the MRFF.

Our Team

Dr Katja Beitat

Katja is an experienced entrepreneur, researcher and executive working within the healthcare industry for 16 years, both in Australia and internationally.

Katja is passionate about helping innovators accelerate technological transformation in healthcare at scale, and solve the many complex problems that need to be addressed to maintain and improve our healthcare system. As well as helping to bring the world class innovations conceptualised in Australia to a wider market.

Lilli De Kantzow

A skilled program manager and startup founder, Lilli is passionate about building the customer-centric, sustainable, and socially-conscious businesses of the future. At Cicada, she is dedicated to bringing Australia’s world-class health and medical research to the international stage through the successful commercialisation of health tech innovations. 

Upcoming programs and events

Cicada Medlab: Commercialisation 101 Workshops

Designed and delivered by industry and commercialisation experts, Cicada MedLab workshops develop the fundamental research commercialisation skills of scientists, researchers, clinicians, and budding entrepreneurs in medtech and biotech. This training is supported by the REDI initiative, powered by MTPConnect, made possible by the MRFF.

Starting August 2022 and delivered across Australia.

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Info Session: NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program

July 1st, 2022
12:3001:00

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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One Day Seminars

Part of the NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program, we offer four full day seminars covering key topics essential to consider on your commercialisation journey. Each seminar is delivered by industry and healthcare experts.

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Customer Discovery Course

Part of the NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program, this intensive 7 week course aims to help you develop the customer discovery skills needed to advance your product or business. The course runs in-person and online every Thursday between 11 August – 22 September 2022.

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