Career development and exploration in a unique, high growth start-up environment

The Innovation Experience Program (IXP) is a unique industry placement program for PhD students. This program matches PhD candidates to Cicada Innovations’ resident deep tech start-ups and scale-ups.

The program runs for six months (full-time) where students have the opportunity to explore alternative career paths within science-based start-ups, gain experience in research commercialisation and experience working with others in a dynamic, fast paced deep tech start-up.


IXP and The WIDER opportunity

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Access to Industry Leaders

Regular fireside chats and exclusive events with world leading experts on deep technology topics

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Entrepreneurship Training & Knowledge Sessions

Held by industry leaders on topics such as  intellectual property, patent strategies, customer centred design, pitch crafting, finance 101, market validation and marketing, etc.

The Cicada community

Social & Networking Events

 Monthly networking events bringing together the wider deep tech ecosystem including entrepreneurs, researchers and corporates


For enquires regarding IXP, contact Britt Hartnett (Director External Engagement), Angus Armstrong (Community Coordinator).