Home for Australia’s most ambitious deep tech ventures

Cicada Innovations is a specialist incubator dedicated to the unique needs of deep tech ventures, with the facilities, support and community to help them flourish.

How we can support you

Physical facilities

A unique environment for innovation

With purpose-built laboratories, 'clean rooms' and flexible offices, we’ve created an environment tailored to the needs of science and engineering-led ventures. As a resident you’ll have access to 3D printers, electronics labs, hardware microscopes, tools and assembly space with experts on hand for training and guidance.

  • Affordable and flexible office suites 

  • Purpose-built labs and clean rooms 

  • Shared design & prototyping space at our Engine Shop

  • Unique heritage building 

  • Range of shared facilities

Flexibility

Space tailored as you grow

Whether you’re a solo founder starting out or an established venture that needs offices and custom-built labs, we support residents at every stage of the venture lifecycle. Our flexible, custom spaces can be easily adapted to your needs as you grow, letting you stay focused on your business.

  • Space available for teams of 2 to 40 

  • Flexible & custom spaces that grow as you do

  • Founder-friendly agreement

  • 24/7 access

Curated peer community

Surrounded by brilliant minds

No one understands the challenges of building a deep tech venture like those on the same journey. As a resident you’ll be joining a tight-knit community of likeminded entrepreneurs who can offer advice, connections and support. With over 45 resident companies there’s a natural cross-pollination of ideas across industries and disciplines – so potential collaborators are never far away.

  • A community of 500+ interesting entrepreneurs to connect with

  • Monthly leadership and learning events

  • Regular community events

Cicada has been invaluable to our growth and progress as an agtech startup providing not only a great office environment but also fantastic networking opportunities, valuable events along with an abundance of support from Cicada’s team with everything from lab and workshop access to hosting capital raising meetings and everything in between.

Peter Tomich, Sustinent

Specialist business support

A team of experts in your corner

We work closely with every resident to ensure they have the right support and assistance at every stage of their journey. By pairing you with respected industry mentors, subject matter experts, investors and coaches, you’ll have a trusted team to provide insights and strategic advice as you build your venture.

  • Regular check-ins with Cicada team

  • Personalised intros to industry, government & investors

  • Mentor office hours with our partners

  • Access range of training programs

Valuable connections

Tap into our growing network

As Australia’s home for deep tech we regularly have policymakers, researchers, industry partners and investors passing through our doors. We’re constantly growing our community and creating connections to benefit the ecosystem – giving you opportunities for valuable introductions.

Not ready for the incubator yet?

Outside of the incubator we have a range of programs that support science and engineering-led innovators to commercialise their ideas, build teams and grow their business.

If you’re a researcher, technologist, entrepreneur or early-stage venture we have a range of programs, workshops and events that can support you on your journey.

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