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Cicada x Tech23

Showcasing 23 of Australia’s most promising early-stage ventures, Cicada x Tech23 is an annual festival celebrating radical innovation and brave ideas from the world of deep tech.

We’re searching the nation for 23 of the most promising emerging deep tech ventures – giving them a national platform to share their vision with a handpicked audience of industry leaders, investors, inventors and researchers who can support them at a crucial stage in their journey.

Programs & Workshops

GrowLab Grains Challenge 2023

February 15th, 2023
Helping startups impacting the agriculture and grains industry to achieve their mission through highly personalised coaching. As part of their mission to solve the grain industry's biggest challenges, the GRDC are funding for Cicada Innovations to support four startups through the GrowLab Grains Challenge. The 6 month program will run from March - September 2023. Apply below before 15th February 2023.
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Space Foundations

Space Foundations is a free online course for anyone wanting to build their knowledge and capabilities of space commercialisation.
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Medtech Foundations

This 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.
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Space Elevate

Space Elevate is a course a fast-paced, hands-on workshop for Australian researchers, engineers, and early stage entrepreneurs with revolutionary space tech idea looking for personalised advice and feedback to help you grow faster. Applications are open for Space Elevate in Brisbane.
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Events & Recordings

WATCH: Pathways to Science Entrepreneurship

​As part of the Australian National Science Week 2022, we hosted a webinar and explored three unique pathways into science entrepreneurship from: a researcher who founded a business, a corporate leader who became a founder, and a serial entrepreneur.
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WATCH: The Art of Science Communication When Building a Business

Can you communicate the story of your deep tech startup in a clear, engaging and accurate way? Hear insights, tips, and practical advice from two exceptional STEM communicators, Phil Morle (Partner, Main Sequence Ventures) and Kylie Ahern (CEO & Founder, STEM Matters) at this Cicada Buzz.

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