A PROGRAM-DRIVEN INCUBATOR
FOR DEEP TECH STARTUPS AND SCALEUPS

Cicada Innovations is Australia’s home of deep tech. We are a Program-driven Incubator and have developed a unique approach to supporting science-based innovations from ideation all the way through to incubation.

Our team has worked with more than 300 businesses, helping our portfolio companies raise over $324 million in private equity and government grants, file over 500 patents and trademarks, and for fourteen, sell their business.

Globally recognised and awarded and founded in 2000, Cicada Innovations Innovations is a private business, owned by four of Australia’s leading universities: the Australian National University, the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney.

Like our client companies, Cicadas emerge fully formed from their period of incubation and are equipped to take on the world.

WHAT IS DEEP TECHNOLOGY?

Deep technologies are unique, differentiated, often protected or hard to reproduce, technological or scientific advances. These technologies are what create new industries, shake up the ones of old and change the world for future generations.

WORLD’S BEST INCUBATOR

In 2014 and 2018 Cicada Innovations was awarded “World’s Best Incubator” and “Technology Focus Incubator of the Year” by the International Business Incubator Association (InBIA) – the peak global body for business incubation and entrepreneurship, with over 2,800 members globally.