Technology, Innovation & Science

Appbot embraces AI for new service

Perth tech startup Appbot, which counts 35 per cent of the world’s top charting app developers as customers, has turned to artificial intelligence to develop a new service that helps organisations manage large volumes of feedback.

Successful sea trial for Veem

Marine technology company VEEM has announced successful sea trials of its gyrostabilisers by Netherlands-based shipbuilder Damen Shipyards.

Swift announces WA contracts

Bentley-based communications company Swift Networks Group has announced a number of new contracts, including infrastructure works at Iluka Resources' Cataby project and a 12-month extension at AngloGold Ashanti's Tropicana facility in Kalgoorlie.

Battery research centre of interest

A bid to launch a battery focused cooperative research centre in Perth has so far received more than $26 million in commitments from supporters, and will build on existing research programs at institutions such as Murdoch University.

Swift jumps on FY18 results

Shares in telco provider Swift Networks enjoyed solid gains today after the company revealed a strong earnings result for the 2018 financial year.

Battery trend broadens to business

An avocado farm near Pemberton, deep in the state’s South West, may not be the obvious location for an award-winning energy technology application.

Rio driverless trains in first delivery

Rio Tinto’s autonomous train program delivered its first cargo of iron ore in the Pilbara earlier this week.

App/tech business of the week- Perth Property Lawyers

Perth Property Lawyers offers a defined range of legal documents and services on a fixed-fee basis, with a menu-pricing structure aimed at undercutting most traditional property law practices.

Orbital soars on FY18 results

Shares in local tech firm Orbital Corporation soared today after the company’s preliminary financial year results showed net profit of $1.8 million.

Qteq locks in NT contract

Georesources company Qteq has secured a borehole data contract in the Northern Territory following the recent acquisition of Western Australian companies Surtech and WellServ.

Pilot puts games sector in play

The WA games industry has welcomed recently announced support from the McGowan government.

Amristar, Cirrus win ICT contracts

West Perth-based Amristar Solutions has secured a $4.5 million state government contract for ICT services, while ASX-listed Cirrus Networks has been awarded a $2.5 million contract to manage data services for Crown Resorts.

Huawei JV wins $205m PTA contract

A joint venture between Chinese group Huawei and UGL has been awarded a $205 million state government contract to build and maintain radio systems for Perth’s rail network.

Strong returns for AusCann investors

SPECIAL REPORT: AusCann has benefited from a wave of interest in medicinal cannabis for pain relief to be the BN30’s top performer in shareholder returns for the year to June 30.

CERI gains growth funding

The Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation in Nedlands recorded two notable achievements last week, winning a state government grant and graduating its second cohort of budding entrepreneurs.

Family Zone secures $5m investment

Tech company Family Zone Cyber Safety has raised $5 million via an equity investment from UK-based advisory firm Tellus Matrix.

Disruption, coming to a business near you

Opinion: Businesses that fail to change when the market demands are playing with fire.

Agile approach to digital change

Opinion: Large business organisations are tentatively opening up to the benefits of employing an agile approach to management.

Schools, industry engage on Stem

A public independent school in Armadale has become the first school in the state to trial a program that partners industry with education to encourage greater adoption of science, technology, engineering and maths subjects (Stem).

Life sciences hub launches in Perth

A federally operated life sciences hub aimed at commercialising local research opened in Nedlands yesterday, backed by the University of Western Australia, the state government, and Commonwealth entity MTPConnect.

WA shares in $7m mining tech funding

ASX-listed Imdex, software company Manufacturing Intelligence and Emapper are among five local companies in the mining technology sector that will share in $7.1 million of federal government funding announced today in Perth.