Deep dive into deep tech
Since 2009, the annual Tech23 festival has called together the deep tech ecosystem to celebrate pioneering Australia science.
This year, Tech23 joins the Cicada family, united by our shared mission to celebrate and amplify radical innovators.
Introducing the 23 startups chosen for Tech23
Introducing the 23 extraordinary ventures taking the stage at Cicada x Tech23 2023, Australia's biggest deep tech festival. From infinite recycling to bat-like vision for the visually impaired, these startups are transforming industries and working on the most radical innovations to tackle some of the world's wicked problems.
Early-stage commercialisation package backed by industry
Deep tech leaders including Sally-Ann Williams share their thoughts on the budget, specifically the new Industry Growth Program. The program is an evolution of the Entrepreneurs Program, and aims to support early stage startups & SMEs with advice and grants to help them commercialise their ideas and grow.
Australian Budget unveils support for Deep Tech SMEs
Deep tech is a driver for future economic growth & will power our transition to net zero. Our CEO Sally-Ann Williams reflects on what the budget 2023 measures means for the deep tech sector and SMEs building that future.
Time for Labor to deliver on pre-election promises: tech sector
What’s wrong about the startup ‘valley of death’
Applications for deep tech startups to pitch at Tech23 are now open
Cicada Innovations and deep tech festival Tech23 are on the hunt for 23 game-changing startups to pitch their ideas to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Cicada took charge of Tech23 earlier this year, seeing the shared vision of championing and celebrating Australia’s young deep tech companies.
Further news & articles
CSL, WEHI and The University of Melbourne jointly announce the appointment of Cicada Innovations as the independent operator of the new biotech incubator...
Read Sally-Ann Williams key highlights of the month in the deep tech ecosystem.
This report is a key piece of research into how critical deep tech is in addressing our biggest challenges, and how it is already creating value for Australia in a multitude of ways. It documents how deep tech incubators serve the unique needs of deep tech startups, and sets out a vision for Australia to realise its deep tech potential.
Exploring the Vast Landscape of Smart Sensing: From IoT to Quantum Sensors and beyond
Cicada Spotlight: Alexander Ryan, VXB Aerospace
Cicada Spotlight: Will Jeremijenko
Celebrating 1 year of success of the National Space Industry Hub
23 is our magic number
Cicada Spotlight: Dav Sangar
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