Discover how Cicada Innovations help deep tech ventures grow
The future begins where it all collides
Building a science and engineering-based company is uniquely challenging. Deep technology is proprietary or hard to reproduce and built off the back of highly complex scientific research. It requires lengthy research and development, is often tightly regulated and demands large and long-term investment.
Deep tech ventures need specialised facilities and equipment, technical training, and ongoing support while they find a pathway to commercial success.
Cicada Innovations is the home of deep tech in Australia, providing full life-cycle support for Australia’s most ambitious startups as they discover solutions to the world’s most pressing problems – right here in Tech Central.
Over 21 years, Cicada Innovations have
Being part of Tech Central underpins Cicada’s mission to make Australia a world leader in innovation while developing the advanced science needed to create a more sustainable and prosperous future for everyone.
Since its launch in 2000, Cicada has created hundreds of success stories. Residents and alumni include some of Australia’s most successful deep tech and tech startups: Bugcrowd, CancerAid, Clarity Pharmaceuticals, Edrolo, ezycollect, Gelion, Loop+, Morse Micro, Perx, Presien, Propeller, Pure Commerce, Regrow, SpeeDx, Sustinent and UpGuard.
Fun facts – Mike Cannon-Brookes started his first business from Cicada and Startmate – Australia’s leading accelerator – was born at Cicada!
Cicada believes that Tech Central and its residents are at the confluence of the innovation ecosystem and that it is a place for the next generation of Australian innovators building deep tech and technology-enabled businesses to convene, collaborate, and succeed together.
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