Cicada HealthTech Hub

at Westmead Health & Innovation District

Located inside Westmead Health and Innovation District, The Cicada HealthTech Hub will be a home to early stage health companies, a space for collaboration and commercialisation activation, and a landing pad for industry seeking solutions to their research and business challenges. Helping to contribute to the vision of making Westmead a world-class innovation district in health and education.

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Unique environment for health innovation

The Hub

The Cicada HealthTech Hub is for entrepreneurs and innovators with the ambition to create and launch health tech innovations. As a resident, you’ll have access to:

  • Affordable and flexible office suites

  • Co-working spaces

  • Range of shared facilities

New South Wales, and in particular Western Sydney, has all the elements of a world leading innovation district already in place. We are incredibly proud and grateful to extend our expertise and knowledge to startups seeking to improve health globally.

Sally-Ann Williams

CEO of Cicada Innovations

Specialist business support

Powering your commercialisation journey

Building the capacity and capability in the Districts' bio and medtech ecosystem to successfully commercialise bio, med and healthtech technologies and solutions.

We will offer a range of workshops, training and mentoring programs for researchers, technologist, entrepreneur or early-stage venture, to support you at every stage of their journey. 

  • Personalised introductions to industry, government and investors

  • Mentor office hours with our partners

  • Access range of workshops and training

Cicada HealthTech Hub Workshop & Education

HealthTech Hub Masterclass: Thinking about commercialisation? What are the different options

October 10th, 2023
If you want to turn your life-changing research into real-world patient outcomes, you might be thinking about how this could become a commercial product or solution. Join our complimentary masterclass to understand what the different options and pathways are to get from research to impact.

HealthTech Hub Masterclass: How can I protect my Intellectual Property and why is it important?

November 7th, 2023
When you start thinking of commercialising your research or innovation, one of the first questions will be to understand what Intellectual Property has been created, how can you protect it, and how you can use it to design a real-life product or solutions that will benefit patients and clinicians alike.
Register here

HealthTech Hub Masterclass: How can I fund my innovation without giving up equity?

December 5th, 2023
Commercialising your research or innovation takes time and money. Join this masterclass to find out what the different options are without giving up and how you decide what's right for you.
Register here

Valuable connections

Surrounded by brilliant minds

As a resident and member of the community, you'll get access to valuable networks in the Westmead district and connect with a tight-knit community of likeminded entrepreneurs who can offer advice, connections and support. 

  • Valuable connections in the Westmead Health & Innovation District

  • A community of peers to connect with

  • Build relationships across the health innovation ecosystem

The Cicada HealthTech Hub is proudly supported by NSW Government and is part of the Westmead’s Health & Innovation District.

The district includes 4 major hospitals, 4 world-leading medical research institutes, 2 university campuses and the largest research-intensive pathology service in NSW.

By 2036, the number of full-time staff will increase to more than 50,000 and the number of students will expand to more than 10,000.

Among the first projects for development is a viral vector advanced manufacturing facility to provide ground-breaking trial therapies for infections, cancer and genetic diseases.

About Brandon Capital

Cicada Innovations will deliver several new health-focused program alongside Australasia’s leading life science VC firm, Brandon Capital.

The program will enable the Westmead Health and Innovation District to participate in the Brandon BioCatalyst Collaboration, providing direct access to capital and commercialisation expertise.

Brandon BioCatalyst is a unique collaboration of investors, CSL, government and 50+ leading medical research institutes and hospitals united by a single purpose: generating cutting edge, next generation medical therapies and technologies to improve health and save lives.

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