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We’re searching for Australia's most promising emerging deep tech ventures. We want to give 23 of you a national platform to share your vision and ambition. 

Thank for your interest in being one of the 23 at Cicada x Tech23. This is Australia’s biggest deep tech showcase celebrating visionaries and innovators with extraordinary ideas to impossible challenges.

Applications have now closed for 2024. Good luck to all our applicants! 

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Cicada x Tech23 

7 August 2024 | Sydney

Cicada x Tech23 is a festival celebrating visionaries, pushing the boundaries with innovative technologies and discussing ideas that can revolutionise our world. The day will be filled with rich and inquisitive discussions created through keynote speakers, panelists, storytelling, and connectivity. The room will be packed with other big thinkers and innovators, joined by local and international investors, deep tech mentors, key ecosystem members, government bodies, corporate providers as well as researchers and academics. 

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Cicada x Tech23 Insights Report

Read our Cicada x Tech23 2023 Insights Report which underscores the breadth and diversity of deep tech businesses and talent we have here in Australia. 

  • The pivotal role of collaborations and partnerships in developing and bringing solutions to market

  • Some of the persistent challenges of 'scaling' deep tech businesses

  • The need for a 'systems' approach to seeking out and supporting deep tech ventures

Read the insights

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Australia's home of deep tech

Over 50 resident ventures work together in our specialist incubator dedicated to the unique needs of deep tech ventures, with the facilities, support and community to help them flourish.

If you're a deep tech startup looking for a unique home for your business, learn more about our incubator. 

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