Cicada Innovations was established in 2000 in Sydney. Supported by our founding shareholders – ANU, UNSW, USYD and UTS – the vision was to bring together the fields of business, engineering and science to build businesses solving complex global challenges.
Since our inception, we’ve seen an unprecedented $1.3bn in exits from six deep tech ventures in the last two decades. We’ve helped over 350 companies raise billions in funding, file hundreds of patents globally, and employee thousands. And we’ve twice been awarded ‘Top Incubator in the World’ by InBIA.
We now operate incubators and deliver training across Australia, but our mission remains the same. To further scientific discovery and help the next generation of innovators build impactful deep tech businesses.