Technology, Innovation & Science

Murdoch team heads tick bite disease link

Researchers from Murdoch University have been granted $1.9 million, as they aim to demystify tick-related diseases in Australia.

Cirrus wins $5m govt contract

Subiaco-based Cirrus Networks has won a $5 million contract for an undisclosed federal government agency.

Tech firm ramps-up cost cutting

Family Zone Cyber Safety says it aims to break even by the end of the year, led by record sales, a restructure of board and senior executive pay, and staff reductions.

Balance wins solar EPC contract

Welshpool-based Balance Utility Solutions has been selected as the engineering and construction contractor for Terregra Renewables’ five-megawatt Mobilong solar farm, located north of Murray Bridge in South Australia.

Quantify moves on manufacturing plans

Shares in Bentley-based Quantify Technology were up as much as 14.3 per cent today after the business signed a deal with Taiwanese company Foxconn Technology to progress towards manufacturing of its intelligent building management gadgets.

Creso expands into Sri Lanka

Medicinal cannabis company Creso Pharma has announced it will expand into Sri Lanka, after it signed a binding letter of intent with Ceyoka Health, one of Sri Lanka’s largest pharmaceutical distribution companies.

Healius rejects Jangho's $2bn buyout bid

Australian hospital operator Healius Ltd has rejected an 'opportunistic' $2.02 billion takeover offer from its largest shareholder, Jangho Hong Kong Holdings.

Volt launches legal action over Wescone acquisition

Henderson-based Volt Power Group has filed a writ in the Supreme Court of Western Australia against the vendor of Wescone Distribution, a mining equipment manufacturer it acquired in January 2018.

OGA wins approval to expand Flinders Bay abalone ranch

Fremantle-based Ocean Grown Abalone has been granted a licence to develop 5,000 artificial reefs to harvest greenlip abalone at the company’s Flinders Bay lease, located in Augusta.

Aurora signs JV with WorleyParsons

Local tech company Aurora Labs has signed a joint venture agreement with WorleyParsons to provide an additive manufacturing service primarily for the resources sector.

City of Perth wins $1.3m tech grant

A ‘smart’ irrigation system using weather forecasts and soil moisture readings to adjust watering is one of four City of Perth projects set to get underway after a $1.3 million federal government grant was secured.

Proteomics kit fit for market

It has taken over 15 years, but Perth-based medical technology company Proteomics International is now launching a commercial product targeted at the US.

Tech Scene - FlashMop

FlashMop is an Uber-style app connecting Perth households and businesses with highly rated local cleaners, on demand.

Alerte to AI opportunities

A Perth technology startup backed by mining entrepreneur Kerry Harmanis has developed an artificial intelligence platform it believes can be applied to nearly any industry.

Humm in tune with brain waves

Perth startup Humm is setting its course for the next year after participating in Berkeley’s eminent Skydeck accelerator program.

Lateral raises $7.3m for Soar, Unocart

Tommy Shin-led Lateral Capital Ventures has secured funding for two Perth-based startups, led by a $6.8 million raising for blockchain platform Soar.

TSI in $8.6m purchase

Local tech company Transaction Solutions International has acquired a Sydney-based cloud management business in a deal worth $8.6 million.

OncoRes Medical wins with London pitch

A Nedlands-based tech startup that is aiming to raise $15 million next year has been chosen as joint winner in global finals for international startup competition Pitch@Palace at St James’s Palace, London.

WA misses out on space station

The state government has voiced its frustration at the Commonwealth’s decision to choose Adelaide as the home of Australia’s $41 million space agency.

HeraMED launches on ASX

Israeli tech company HeraMED, which is commercialising a home pregnancy monitoring device, started trading on the ASX today, after raising $6 million via an initial public offering.

Will 2019 be a return to the ‘real’?

It’s time to look back at the year that was, while casting a glance forward at what could be in store for 2019.