Building a deep tech startup is hard and challenging, though building it at Cicada Innovations alongside over 400 others means you will also have a lot of fun along the way.

Being part of the Cicada Community provides you and your team with plenty of opportunities to learn and participate in the numerous events and programs on offer for skills and business development, to build professional and social networks or simply take a step away from your demanding startup.

Regular events and activities


Monthly Buzz

Each month we invite the Cicada Innovations’ extended community of deep tech startups, industry and researchers together for drinks, pizza and networking!



Monthly we bring together the Cicada Innovations’ community for coffee, treats and announcements.


Cicada Nobel

The annual Nobel Gala is a fun take and the Australian version of the Swedish Nobel Prize Award Ceremony, in celebration of Australia’s progress in science-based innovation and commercialisation.


Weekly yoga and run

A chance to put on your runners to unwind with yoga or go for a run.


Knowledge Sessions

We tap into our domain experts, experienced community members and special guests to facilitate knowledge transfer sessions for the Cicada community.


C-Suite Dinner

We invite Cicada Innovations’ C-suite executives together for a quarterly dinner with facilitated discussion.


Annual social events

Annual Table Tennis Competition – a hotly contested annual event gets everyone around the ping pong table

Halloween Day – dress up your office or lab and go trick or treating

Gingerbread house decorating - to welcome the end of year holiday season

Paper plane building and flying competition