Accelerating your Business & Technology

You'll be based at Cicada Innovations in Sydney between October 2018 and February 2019 where we will work intensively with you to fast track your business. Don't worry - we've factored in summer break, see here for key dates. 

From week to week there'll be tailored workshops, cohort dinners and mentoring sessions to get advice on building your business and help you raise your first round of capital.

At the end of the four months you'll pitch at a Demo Day to investors, industry leaders and the wider deep tech community.

After Demo Day, you'll continue to access Cicada Innovations' support and facilities for a further eight months acceleration including organised visits to global medtech startup hubs.

Focus Areas

Building a medtech business is no mean feat. A combination of science and technology, regulations and standards, finance and strategy, all wrapped up in a founder’s hustle and drive, it’s this confluence of things that can often result in one finding it difficult to know where to focus next.

Cicada MedLab will help you be as successful as you can be as a business builder. We’ll equip you with the tools and networks to give your business the best chance of breaking out on the global stage and be your guide and coach to ensure you’re on track.

During the course of the four months of intensive on-site focus and mentoring, we’ll cover the following content:

Technical
- Clinical Evidence & Health Economics
- Regulatory & Quality Management
- Intellectual Property
- Industrial Design & Manufacturing
- Customers & Partnerships

Lean Startup & Essentials
- Building a Great Organisation
- Value Proposition Design
- What Makes a Great Product
- Lean Canvas

 

Fundamentals
- Fundraising & Valuation
- Financial Modelling
- Pitch, Presence & Persuasion
- Branding & Communications
- Culture
- International Markets

Areas of Interest

  Devices   Medical devices used on humans, have therapeutic benefits, and have a physical or mechanical effect on the body or are used to measure or monitor functions of the body.

Devices

Medical devices used on humans, have therapeutic benefits, and have a physical or mechanical effect on the body or are used to measure or monitor functions of the body.

  Bionics   Biomechatronics that work to integrate mechanical elements and devices with biological organisms such as muscles, bones, and the nervous systems.

Bionics

Biomechatronics that work to integrate mechanical elements and devices with biological organisms such as muscles, bones, and the nervous systems.

  Biomaterials   Engineered substances to interact with biological systems for therapeutic or diagnostic medical purposes.

Biomaterials

Engineered substances to interact with biological systems for therapeutic or diagnostic medical purposes.

  Diagnostics   Tests screening for disease to allow early intervention, through to the management of chronic disease and the monitoring of health and wellbeing.

Diagnostics

Tests screening for disease to allow early intervention, through to the management of chronic disease and the monitoring of health and wellbeing.

  Wearables   Wearable devices with applications for personalised treatment or therapy.

Wearables

Wearable devices with applications for personalised treatment or therapy.

  Digital Health   Convergence of digital technologies with health, healthcare, living, and society to enhance healthcare delivery and make medicines more personalised and precise.

Digital Health

Convergence of digital technologies with health, healthcare, living, and society to enhance healthcare delivery and make medicines more personalised and precise.

     Bioprinters   3D bioprinters that produce living tissue, bone, blood vessels and, potentially, whole organs for use in medical procedures, training and testing.

 Bioprinters

3D bioprinters that produce living tissue, bone, blood vessels and, potentially, whole organs for use in medical procedures, training and testing.

  Coatings   Innovative coatings for medical devices to enhance biocompatibility, hemocompatibility and to minimise foreign body responses.

Coatings

Innovative coatings for medical devices to enhance biocompatibility, hemocompatibility and to minimise foreign body responses.

Key Dates

Applications Open via AngelList Thursday 26 July

Applications Close at 5pm AEST Sunday 2 September 

Round 1 Interviews (by invitation only) in Sydney Tuesday 18 September

Round 2 Interviews (by invitation only) in Sydney Wednesday 19 September


MedLab Starts Monday 15 October

Summer Break Saturday 8 December - Monday 7 January

MedLab Resumes Tuesday 8 January 2019

Demo Day February 2019

Cicada Incubation until mid-October 2019

Join Australia's largest deep tech community

Cicada Innovations

 Named   World's Best Incubator   in 2014 and 2018 by the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA)

Named World's Best Incubator in 2014 and 2018 by the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA)

 Home to over  60 deep tech startups  and scale ups

Home to over 60 deep tech startups and scale ups

  14 exits  since 2006, our largest and most recent being  $344M

14 exits since 2006, our largest and most recent being $344M

 Scientific and hardware  labs and equipment

Scientific and hardware labs and equipment