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.

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.

We searched the nation to find 23 of the most promising emerging deep tech ventures. At Cicada x Tech23 they will share their vision for the future with an audience of industry leaders, investors, and policymakers who can support them at a crucial stage in their journey.

Meet the 23

Systems not silos

Moving away from pitches and prizes, the 23 will appear in a series of inspirational talks and panel discussion, focusing on five systems, not silos.

Be a part of this unique event

Whether you’re there for rich discussions about the future, finding your next investment or serendipitous encounters, Cicada x Tech23 is a place to connect with the deep tech community from across Australia.

Cicada x Tech23 2023 was proudly supported by

Destination Sponsor

The NSW Government is committed to driving economic transformation to deliver future benefits for the people of NSW.  As part of this transformation, Investment NSW and the Greater Cities Commission are working hard to boost our R&D capabilities, grow priority sectors and precincts, and foster startups and innovation. This work will help make NSW a sustainable, inclusive and thriving global hub for business, innovation, talent, visitors and residents.

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Since 2009, the annual Tech23 festival has called together the deep tech ecosystem to celebrate pioneering Australia science.

This year, Tech23 joins the Cicada family, united by our shared mission to celebrate and amplify radical innovators.

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