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3 examples of what it takes to become a science entrepreneur

- August 31, 2022 3 MIN READ

It’s a common misconception that to become a science entrepreneur requires undertaking a research pathway in university or a commercial research lab, or having a university pedigree. It’s also rarely a linear and straight line to the finish. As Cicada Innovation’s founders have demonstrated, successful science entrepreneurs hail from all sorts of divergent backgrounds and… Read more »

Space

Cicada Innovations signs deal with Indian space-tech incubator mach33.aero

- July 29, 2022 2 MIN READ

The Sydney-based National Space Industry Hub at deep tech incubator Cicada Innovations is partnering with one of India’s largest aviation, aerospace and space-tech incubators, mach33.aero to support space entrepreneurs across both nations with their global and beyond ambitions. The Bangalore-based fellow deep tech incubator is India’s first public-private partnership to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in… Read more »

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Politics

NSW is ramping up its semiconductor capability in partnership with the CSIRO

- June 27, 2022 2 MIN READ

The NSW government is establishing a collaboration between leading Sydney universities and the CSIRO to improve the state’s sovereign semiconductor capability to support critical local industries including health, defence and telecommunications. The Semiconductor Sector Service Bureau (S3B) brings together leading experts from the University of Sydney, Macquarie University, UNSW Sydney, Australia’s national science agency CSIRO and the… Read more »

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Other tech

Deep tech incubator Cicada Innovations is on the hunt for ideas to make grain growing more sustainable

- November 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

Cicada Innovations is launching a grain agtech challenge to uncover innovative deep tech solutions that will help to drive sustainability and improve profitability in the grain growing industry. The GrowLab Grains Challenge, a collaboration with the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC), is now seeking applications from entrepreneurs, grain growers, and researchers. Successful applicants will take part in… Read more »

Other tech

Deep tech incubator Cicada Innovations is helping NSW Health ramp up biotech commercialisation

- July 6, 2021 2 MIN READ

The NSW government’s health department has turned once again to deep tech incubator Cicada Innovations to deliver a free training program to help aspiring biotech and medtech entrepreneurs and academics commercialise their ideas. The NSW Health Commercialisation Training Program aims to fast-track innovative ideas that will revolutionise the healthcare sector, improve patient outcomes, and provide… Read more »

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Cicada Innovations CEO Sally-Ann Williams on the best & worst of 2020, the lessons learnt and books she’ll read this summer

- December 16, 2020 5 MIN READ

Its been a big year for Cicada Innovations and CEO Sally-Ann Williams in her first full year as CEO. Australia’s first ever incubator celebrated its 20th anniversary, with the Sydney deep tech venture having nurtured more than 100 startups, and helped more than 300 companies raise over $450 million in venture capital and government grants.… Read more »

Other tech

CICADA TURNS 20: How a rocket scientist’s startup, FluroSat, is transforming food production

- November 5, 2020 2 MIN READ

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Australia’s first ever incubator, Cicada Innovations. To date, Cicada Innovations has incubated over 100 startups, and helped more than 300 companies raise over $450 million in venture capital and government grants, create hundreds of jobs, build local manufacturing capability, file more than 500 patents and trademarks, and launch… Read more »

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CICADA TURNS 20: Morse Micro is the startup you create when the inventors of Wi-Fi go back to the drawing board

- October 13, 2020 2 MIN READ

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Australia’s first ever incubator, Cicada Innovations. To date, Cicada Innovations has incubated more than 100 startups, and helped more than 300 companies raise in excess of $450 million in venture capital and government grants, create hundreds of jobs, build local manufacturing capability, file more than 500 patents and trademarks,… Read more »

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CICADA TURNS 20: Propeller Aero is revolutionising earthwork with 3D drone mapping

- September 17, 2020 2 MIN READ

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Australia’s first ever incubator, Cicada Innovations. To date, Cicada Innovations has incubated over 100 startups, and helped more than 300 companies raise over $450 million in venture capital and government grants, create hundreds of jobs, build local manufacturing capability, file more than 500 patents and trademarks, and launch… Read more »

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CICADA TURNS 20: How synthetic skin biotech Elastagen changed lives

- September 14, 2020 2 MIN READ

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Australia’s first ever incubator, Cicada Innovations. To date, Cicada Innovations has incubated over 100 startups, and helped more than 300 companies raise over $450 million in venture capital and government grants, create hundreds of jobs, build local manufacturing capability, file more than 500 patents and trademarks, and launch… Read more »

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CICADA TURNS 20: How deep tech startup SpeeDx is helping the fight against superbugs

- September 8, 2020 2 MIN READ

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Australia’s first ever incubator, Cicada Innovations. To date, Cicada Innovations has incubated more than 100 startups, and helped more than 300 companies raise in excess of $450 million in venture capital and government grants, create hundreds of jobs, build local manufacturing capability, file more than 500 patents and… Read more »