Technology, Innovation & Science

Nuheara shares fall on market update

Shares in Nuheara have slumped up to 20 per cent today, after takeover bid to acquire it did not proceed and it discontinued its LiveIQ product.

TADWA acquires TL Eng unit

Bassendean-based company Technology for Ageing and Disability WA has acquired the mobility division of TL Engineering.

Eyes in the sky

Drone technology is becoming more visible in our skies, with a vast number of professional applications.

NAB makes $2bn, five-year tech funding pledge

National Australia Bank says it's putting its money where its mouth is by allocating $2 billion to boost high-growth tech companies over the next five years. 

Govt ICT project to blow out by more than $23.7m

The Office of the Auditor General has found a project to replace PathWest’s ‘laboratory information system’ is now expected to be two years late and cost nearly double the project’s original $26.8 million budget.

Non-toxic gold mining practice going live

CSIRO has licensed a nontoxic gold mining technique to a Perth company it says could double production for smaller gold producers.

Tim Shanahan to chair Zetta

Perth-based IT services firm Zetta has recruited Tim Shanahan as its new chair, as it continues to pursue acquisition opportunities.

Bard1 raises $7.5m, makes board changes

Cancer-focused medical technology company BARD1 Life Sciences has raised around $7.5 million via a share placement and rights issue, and has appointed two non-executive directors to its board.

Machine learning mavericks meet Perth mainstream

A group of emerging Perth minds is using machine learning for everything from power grids to poetry.

Blacktree broadcasts from Belmont to Britain and places in between

SPECIAL REPORT: A Belmont-based business is connecting military installations around Australia and across the world.

Matrix the one for neo-materials

SPECIAL REPORT: Defence work is providing opportunities for businesses with oil and gas prowess such as Matrix Composites & Engineering.

Surprise win in WA tech awards

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has been selected as Western Australia’s tech company of the year for 2019 with Robert Nathan, Derek Gerrard and Alerte Digital Health among other winners in the annual INCITE awards.

Easing cancer patients' breath burden

Gary Lee has dedicated his professional life to making it easier for people to breathe, and on Friday night he was recognised for his work at the annual Cancer Council WA awards.

Vocus shares dive as AGL walks away again

Vocus Group shares have lost nearly a third of their value after AGL Energy abandoned a $3.02 billion takeover proposal less than a week after making a second offer for the internet provider.

ASG awarded $9m in contracts

The Department of Education has awarded two contracts worth $7.2 million and $1.9 million to Perth-based IT company ASG Group for the ongoing use of its Oracle technologies.

Tech Scene: VetDB

VetDB is a platform that matches veterinary patients with their correct medical data. The VetDB system digitally records the vaccination event and then locks it to the animal’s unique microchip.

Velrada wins $3.2m contract

Perth-based ICT company Velrada is on track to hit $40 million in annual revenue after winning a multi-year contract in Victoria with Club Assist, the world’s largest mobile automotive battery retailer.

AGL returns with new $3bn offer for Vocus

AGL Energy has announced a new $3.02 billion offer for telco Vocus less than a week after Swedish private equity firm EQT Infrastructure scrapped its own takeover bid for the Sydney-based company.

Perth business wins global tech award

Perth-based Illuminance Solutions has claimed a global technology award, winning a Microsoft 2019 partner of the year award.

Parkd co-founder quits as MD

Parkd co-founder Peter McUtchen is stepping down as managing director and will be replaced by the company’s chief financial officer.

Research investment key at UWA hub

A healthy WA population and economy are twin goals at UWA’s new Life Sciences Innovation Hub.