Deep dive into deep tech

Our content hub is home to thinking and insights from the Cicada community. You’ll find long-form blog posts, reports on deep tech in Australia, topical webinars and much more.

Pathways to Science Entrepreneurship

Explore three unique science entrepreneurship journeys: a researcher turned founder, a corporate leader turned founder, and a serial entrepreneur.Their backgrounds and experiences may differ significantly, but these three science entrepreneurs prove that you can arrive at deep tech from any direction. But what you do need is to be resilient, driven, structured, and - most importantly - purposeful.
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The art of science communication in building a business

At our February Cicada Buzz, our very own communicator extraordinaire, Sally-Ann Williams, CEO of Cicada Innovations spoke with two incredible STEM communicators, Phil Morle a Partner at Main Sequence Ventures and Kylie Ahern, CEO & Founder of STEM Matters to get their insights on how scientists and deep tech entrepreneurs can best communicate their work and its impact.
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Australia’s Deep Tech Opportunity Report

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. 

The Medical Device Commercialisation Program Report

This report gives a detailed overview of the Program’s origins and its economic impact over the course of its six years, and demonstrates its enormous potential to push NSW — and Australia — to the forefront in medtech innovation on a global stage.

Cicada Spotlights

Tim Parsons

Tim shares what sparked his interest in space, his advice for deep tech entrepreneurs and why he's excited about joining the hub.
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Heba Khamis

Meet Heba Khamis - the CEO and Founder of Contactile, who design sensors that replicate human touch in robots. Contactile started as a Fast Start participant and now a resident at the Space Hub.
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Phillip Ellery

After wrapping up our New and Sustainable Materials Expo, we sat down with one of the innovators - Phillip Ellery, founder of Sustinent (also a resident of Cicada) - who shared his vision, motivation, and future goals for Sustinent.
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Melina Georgousakis

It is important to shine a light on founders making change through revolutionary ideas or breakthrough technologies, but there is always a whole village often unseen, supporting these founders. One of these incredible fountains of support is Franklin Women - a community for women working across the health and medical ecosystem. We spoke to founder Melina Georgousakis about the inspirational stories coming out of Franklin Women, the greatest lessons of her career, and her hopes for Australia's women working in this sector.
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Check out our other blog posts including CEO updates and more Spotlights of founders and innovators working across different deep tech industries.

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