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Cicada Innovations

By providing the best home for deep tech i.e. unique, proprietary and hard to reproduce science based innovations,  we unlock the power to create the industries and jobs of the future addressing some of the most pressing global issues that face our world today.

Cicada creates and accelerates deep tech ventures through specialised commercialisation and accelerator programs that feed into the incubator where companies can receive longer term support. Cicada is a program driven incubator, where the incubator provides selected program graduates with continued support and access to specialised infrastructure, a curated community of deep tech entrepreneurs, capabilities and talent from our University shareholders. 

The Cicada Innovations team has worked with more than 300 businesses, helping its portfolio companies raise over $330M in private equity and government grants, file over 500 patents and trademarks, and for thirteen, sell their business. In 2015-18 alone, Cicada Innovations'​ portfolio companies raised over $130M AUD in private and public funding.

Globally recognised and awarded, Cicada Innovations is owned by four of Australia's leading universities: Australian National University, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney.

About Cicada Innovations

Company size

11-50 people

Founded in

1995

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