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Deep technology companies …are built on tangible scientific discoveries or engineering innovations. They are trying to solve big issues that really affect the world around them.” 
Swati Chaturvedi, CEO, Propel(x) who first coined the term ‘deep tech’

Considered the World’s Best Incubator (2014 & 2018 International Business Incubator Association Awards)Cicada Innovations is deep tech incubator co-owned four Australian universities: ANU, the University of NSW, Sydney and UTS. Cicada is focused on taking startups to commercialisation and global scale-up, with an emphasis on addressing some of the most pressing global issues that face our world today.

Newly appointed Cicada CEO Sally-Ann Williams has a wealth of experience in linking Australian schools and universities – hot houses of ideas and innovation –– into the business world through access to incubators, accelerators, venture capital funding, and corporate joint ventures.  She joins our panel this month to share how Cicada creates the ecosystem for ground breaking technologies to start up, incubate and accelerate.


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