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.
All throughout this journey, Cicada assists technology entrepreneurs through a team of business advisors, industry, research and knowledge partners as well a through our curated community and alumni of successful founders.
The Cicada Innovations team has worked with more than 300 businesses, helping its portfolio companies raise over $324 million in private equity and government grants, file over 500 patents and trademarks, and for twelve, sell their business. In 2015-16 alone, Cicada Innovations’ portfolio companies raised over $79 AUD in private and public funding.