Welcome to Australia’s home for deep tech

Cicada Innovations is Australia's leading deep tech incubator. With a twenty year track record of developing ventures focused on the world’s most pressing problems and promising opportunities.

Our incubators, training, and community is designed to meet the unique needs of deep tech startups. From cutting-edge labs and flexible space, to mentors and a network of ambitious peers. Our mission is to help startups grow and make Australia a leader in deep tech innovation.

Purpose built for deep tech

Our incubator residents have access to custom labs and offices, specialist equipment, training and a thriving community.

If you are a deep tech startup looking for a unique home to grow your business, find out more about our incubator.

Full-lifecycle support

From benchtop to IPO, we support entrepreneurs throughout the startup lifecycle, helping them to grow their commercialisation skills and scale their ideas into deep tech ventures.

Building community

Our community is for those who believe in the potential of deep tech. We connect and engage entrepreneurs, scientists, investors and policymakers in meaningful conversations, and inspire action to develop more R&D driven businesses to create a more sustainable and prosperous future.

Cicada x Tech23

The long running event Tech23 joins the Cicada family, united by our shared mission to celebrate and amplify Australia's radical innovators. 

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. The event connects founders with an audience of problem solvers, investors and big thinkers – inviting the ecosystem to support game-changing people and ideas that can revolutionise our world.

InBIA Best Incubator in the World 



raised by
696 residents

Thousands of jobs created

Upcoming programs and events

Space Hub Breakfast

December 7th, 2023
Strategies to navigate and thrive in Defence and Aerospace. Come along for the last Space Hub Connect event of the year - a Space Hub breakfast in collaboration with CGI Australia.
Register here

HealthTech Hub Masterclass

December 5th, 2023
Topic: How can I fund my innovation without giving up equity? (Non-dilutive funding options). Join this masterclass to find out what the different options are without giving up and how you decide what's right for you.

Lunch and Learn - The fundamentals of intellectual property with by IP Australia

December 6th, 2023
Online event
Register here

Space Fast Start

Fast Start is a 6-month intensive program tailored for ambitious space ventures so they can supercharge their commercialisation journey. Applications close on the 23rd of November 2023.
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Jumar Bioincubator

Cicada is proud to be the operator of Jumar Bioincubator. A soon to open Melbourne-based incubator that provides wrap around support and services to early-stage and scaling biotech ventures so they can progress discoveries towards real-world treatments and therapies.

The deep tech opportunity

For every $1 generated by a deep tech company, more than $3 of value is created for other startups, businesses and the general public. We believe deep tech has the potential to transform the Australian economy.

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