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


health tech innovators trained through health tech programs


of resident & alumni are health tech startups


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.

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.

Alexandra Vellere

Alex collaborates with passionate leaders to design and deliver world class HealthTech programs supporting ventures from concept and commercialisation, through to growth and scale. She thrives on connecting the needs of medtech and biotech ventures with the right support to enable them to grow and help them on their journey. Alex has nearly 20 years experience working in the Pharmaceutical industry across Sales, Marketing and Commercial roles.

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