NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program

For anyone in NSW who wants to make a significant impact with their health innovation and successfully commercialise their idea or invention, join the free NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program.

Whichever stage you are at we can help you to...

Get started

If you're just getting started, the program offers an online course and seminars to build your foundational commercialisation knowledge and skills.

Validate your idea

Work alongside peers and experts with our in-depth courses that will help you take your entrepreneurial skills to the next level.

Grow your business

Deep dive into your specific sector and walk away with new connections and strategies to accelerate your growth.

The NSW Health Commercialisation Training Programs presented by Cicada Innovations offers researchers, scientists, clinicians, and entrepreneurs working on medtech and biotech innovations a flexible, stage-specific approach that allows participants to join at any point.

One Day Seminars

We offer four full day seminars covering key topics essential to consider on your commercialisation journey. Each seminar is delivered by industry and healthcare experts covering the following topics:

Introduction to Intellectual Property: Tuesday, 13th August 2024

Regulatory Affairs: Tuesday, 27 August 2024

Clinical Trials: Wednesday, 28th August 2024

Navigating the Healthcare System: Tuesday, 10th September 2024

Customer Discovery

Date: Every Thursday, 9am - 5pm, from 8th August to 19th September 2024

Over 7 weeks (one day per week), you will learn the importance of Customer Discovery, a customer-centric, scientific process that tests assumptions about your product or business model. Working interactively in small groups, you will conduct stakeholder interviews to gather data and insights. You will also receive feedback from industry experts.

Apply now to attend the next round.

Business Fundamentals

Date: 5th - 7th November 2024

This three-day course provides practical advice to establish and set up your health tech business for success. From forming and structuring your company to building a great team, you will walk away with the knowledge of how to build and run a sustainable health tech business.


Health tech innovation covers many types of health and medical solutions, from physical devices to software and diagnostics. In the three-day 'Specialisation' courses you will learn how to take your sector specific solution to market and how to ensure the product is both compliant and successful.

The Specialisations Courses are:

  • Therapeutics

  • Medical Devices

  • Diagnostics

  • Software as a Medical Device

Medtech Foundations

This free online learning course takes you through the building blocks of establishing a successful medtech or biotech business in NSW. Each lesson is taught by an industry leader and features case studies, useful resources, and activities to apply your learning.

"Attending the NSW Health Commercialisation Training programs at Cicada Innovations have been truly transformative. They excel at empowering founders and researchers to navigate the journey from concept to viable product and thriving business. Their comprehensive approach equips participants with invaluable tools and strategies, making it an indispensable resource for anyone looking to bring their ideas and discoveries to life in the real world."

ShanShan Wang

Meet the mentors

Learn all facets of building a health tech business from founders, operators and investors.

Bronwyn LeGrice


Chris Alma


Jess Smith

Brandon Capital

Duncan Macinnis


Gavin Recchia

Davies Collison Cave

Katja Beitat

Head of HealthTech, Cicada Innovations

Sian Priest

Director of Communications & Community, Cicada Innovations

Grace Lethlean


Julie Ince-Demetriou


Sally-Ann Williams

CEO, Cicada Innovations

Mark Flynn

Global Edge Medtech Consulting

Michael Kassiou

The University of Sydney

Orin Chisholm

The University of Sydney

Shanny Dyer

Investment NSW

Sharon Sagnella

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

William Hird

Davies Collison Cave

Grace Gowda

University of Georgia



NSW Health is supporting the medical and health sector by investing in their people to build capacity, form stronger networks across the state and nurture innovative medical technologies through the NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program.

The Program aims to fast-track innovative ideas that will revolutionise the healthcare sector, improve patient outcomes, and provide economic opportunities for emerging medtech and biotech businesses in NSW. 

Visit the NSW Health and Medical Research website for information on key programs and initiatives.

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