Create & Validate

Cicada Innovations creates and validates deep tech ventures through specialised commercialisation and accelerator programs that feed into the incubator where they are nurtured.

This unique model provides selected program graduates and scale up businesses with continued support and access to specialised infrastructure, a curated community of deep tech entrepreneurs, capabilities and talent from our University shareholders.

Program graduates are given priority in their applications to join the incubator for long-term tailored support (for up to 5 years post-graduation).


The Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program (MDCTP) is designed for NSW based candidates interested in exploring the realm of commercialising their intellectual property in the field of medical technologies. The program offers knowledge, skill and network building opportunities through three different training courses: Ignition CORE (flagship course), Ignition Health and Ignition IP (workshop).

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Australia is uniquely positioned to contribute to the global, growing agricultural technology (agtech) sector. The groundwork already exists with plenty of land, and already sophisticated farming practices and a world-class education and research system. Cicada, in partnership with Meat and Livestock Australia Donor Company, Cicada Innovations has launched GrowLab to support agriculture tech and food tech commercialisation.

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