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Project XX

  • Cicada Innovations 4 Cornwallis St Eveleigh, NSW 2015 Australia (map)


We support and deliver upon the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s Agenda (NISA) and its commitment to build a knowledge based economy and increase awareness and participation of women in education and careers relating to STEM.

Project XX features our successful female STEM entrepreneurs as role models and and tap into their knowledge, experience and notable achievements to help spread awareness and participation to the next generation of women in STEM.

There are no lack of female role models in deep tech startups however, they are rarely featured which is something we need to address in order to secure future participation of women in this important field.

Project XX’s educational event and workshop is followed by networking, targeting women studying STEM at the University and allowing them to explore career paths within STEM outside of academia.


  • Encourage female undergrad, post grad and PhD students to pursue a career in STEM

  • Inspire women to found their own tech startups or to work in a tech startup or scale-up by tapping into Cicada Innovations’ community of female deep tech entrepreneurs

  • Increase awareness of the range of opportunities for women arising from STEM education

  • Provide female university students with options to consider an alternate career pathway with advanced technology startups

  • Provide women with a network of other like-minded women in STEM


Project XX is a half-day informative and interactive course taking place on developed and facilitated by Cicada Innovations’ female business advisors.

Women entrepreneurs from our deep technology startups will also assist in the delivery of this workshop, sharing their expertise, experiences and inspirational stories. Women led session for women!

Following the workshop, we will invite attendees to stay for drinks, nibbles and networking with the other aspiring women entrepreneurs, women studying STEM subjects, other deep technology enthusiasts and the workshop facilitators

Applications are open now! Apply here!

Read last year participant’s statements here.

Earlier Event: 28 February
Cicada MedLab Demo Day