HOW TO JOIN CICADA INNOVATIONS
If you think you might be a good fit for one of our programs or would like to apply to join and reside at Cicada Innovations, here is more information and detail to help inform which could be the best fit for you.
MDCTP CORE and related programs
MDCTP is designed for individuals and aspiring founders with a great proof of concept, who want to learn the nuts and bolts of how to transform their visionary concepts into viable businesses. MDCTP graduates that go on to found their own companies are given priority in their applications to Cicada’s specialised accelerator programs.
If you think you’re a right fit for one of our commercialisation programs, head over to our MDCTP and CN 2030 pages to find out more on how to apply.
Apply to one of our accelerator programs:
MedLab is 12-month program for early stage medtech founders which provides four months of structured, mentor-driven learning combined with a further 8 months where startups can make full use of Cicada’s free working space, cutting-edge facilities and deep tech community as they apply their learning and build their business.
GrowLab is a six-month program which provides a proven commercialisation pathway for R&D-based agrifood tech startups. Working across both the city and rural areas, GrowLab offers three months of structured, mentor-driving learning combined with a further three months where startups are encouraged to make full use of Cicada’s free working space, cutting-edge facilities and deep tech community as they apply their learning and build their business.
Cicada’s current intake for both MedLab and GrowLab is 5-6 companies a year per program. Cicada will invest cash amount for 5% equity in each company and in turn, will guide them on their journey to becoming strong, investable companies with the potential to change the world.
At the end of each program, graduating companies will be considered to be invited to apply to enter the Cicada Innovations Incubator for longer term support.
HOW TO BECOME A LONG TERM RESIDENT AT CICADA
There are two entry points for companies interested in long term residence at our incubator:
Accelerator Program Graduates
Graduates from Cicada’s specialised accelerator programs are invited to apply to enter the incubator and occupy a suitable fully serviced office and lab/prototyping space where needed, at a heavily subsidised rate for up to 5 years. Given the finite size of the incubator, we need to cap our clients’ expansion within the incubator to a circa 200 metre square footprint in order to be able to continuously be able to welcome and support new startups into the community.
Established deep tech companies
Subject to space availability, we also encourage established deep tech companies to apply to house themselves within our walls, with the understanding that they will add value and contribute to our vibrant community of deep tech innovators. These companies work on cutting edge technologies, whose presence will provide earlier-stage startups entering the incubator with an invaluable source of further knowledge and industry insights.
All of our clients enjoy fully serviced offices and if needed lab spaces with access to a shared central reception, eventing spaces, collaborative shared work and maker spaces, training and meeting rooms, shared kitchens, showers as a range of free community services, aiming at fostering social interaction and collaboration within our community.
If you’d like to apply to Cicada Innovations Incubator as a commercial tenant, APPLY HERE.