Agrifood Innovation Institute Board – Hebbat Manhy

Hebbat Manhy

Head of Technology – Agriculture, Climate & Industry

Cicada Innovations

Hebbat has over 20+ years experience in innovation and business transformation. As a highly effective leader, Hebbat has a proven track record in successfully implementing large-scale complex engineering, marketing, commercial and digital strategies to deliver value and growth with strength in stakeholder alignment.

As Head of Deep Technology leading Agriculture, Climate & Advanced Industry Tech at Australia’s flagship Deep Tech

Incubator, Cicada Innovations, Hebbat is passionate about coaching founders and their teams to discover novel business models and launching their ventures to market, from LEAN to Scale Up and beyond. With an outside-of-the-box mindset, she infuses innovative thinking and disruptive go-to-market tactics that lead startups through their growth challenges until reaching their highest potential.

With broad experience in the deep tech sector, expertise in MedTech business and Advanced Industry, Hebbat has worked within areas of Heavy Industry, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Life Sciences and Agriculture focusing on pathways to revenue, concurrent product and process design, factory automation, intelligent systems, digitised workforce, channel optimization, clinical & regulatory pathways, value stream integration, and customer-centric ecosystems.

Along with the Agrifood Innovation Institute, Hebbat also sits on the NSW Smart Sensing Network Advisory Board and Monash University’s Faculty of Robotics and Automation Industry Advisory Board.