Our Mission:

Feed the Future.

Empowering deep tech founders to build our future agrifood system.


What is Cicada GrowLab?

Cicada Growlab is a venture accelerator for agrifood DEEP tech businesses

GrowLab is Australia’s accelerator for agrifood deep tech startups by Cicada Innovations. Every year we spend six months surrounding visionary startup founders with everything they need to build a strong, investable agrifood tech company.

We are looking for driven and visionary founders who dream big and will run through walls to succeed.

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Receive a $30k investment for a 3.2-4% equity in your company or on the same terms as a prior raise

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Access a network of world class mentors to share advice, open doors and challenge your thinking



Reside at Cicada’s state-of-the-art facilities in Eveleigh Sydney for six months, including rapid prototyping labs and deep tech community



Visits to regional centres to access customers and via our regional and international partners, access field trial sites and networks to scale



Be introduced and pitch your business to tier one investors and industry partners at GrowLab’s events

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A unique opportunity to be invited to join Cicada Innovations’ Incubator for continued support and reduced rent for up to five years


Why GrowLab?

At GrowLab we’re making it our mission to nurture the next wave of Agrifood tech companies as they work to unlock solutions to one of the most pressing issues facing our planet today: feeding the world. With a 70% increase in global calorific demand predicted by 2030, investing in research-based innovation to meet this need quickly and sustainably is more important than ever.

Recently named again for the second time the Global Incubator of the Year by inBIA, GrowLab puts its crop of companies on the world stage.

If you’re committed to making the agriculture and food sector more high performing, efficient and sustainable by bringing cutting edge technology to market, GrowLab is the platform you need to test, challenge and set your business up for success both in Australia and globally.



Companies accelerated

Since September 2017 GrowLab has accelerated 11 agrifoodtech companies from across Australia and the world




GrowLab companies have raised over $13m in private equity funding and $5m in grants in under 2 years




Over 40 people are now employed by GrowLab businesses


 Proudly supported by Cicada Innovations’ University Shareholders

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