Technology, Innovation & Science

FBR falls after AGM strike

Shares in robotics company FBR have fallen nearly 13 per cent today, after more than 40 per cent of shares were voted against both the remuneration report and performance rights plan at the Perth-based company’s annual meeting.

Regions pursue range of diverse opportunities

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Regional Western Australians are diversifying their local economies in any number of creative ways, from film making to building the world’s largest radio telescope. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

HomeStay lists on ASX

Tech company HomeStay Care started trading on the ASX today after completing a reverse takeover of Antilles Oil and Gas and a $4 million capital raising.

Three-day build for FBR robot

FBR has announced its Hadrian X autonomous bricklaying robot built a full home structure in less than three days, a key technical milestone that was set by the company in 2015.

Biodiversity and knowledge keys to future science

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: WA’s chief scientist says WA is well placed to harness thousands of years of indigenous scientific knowledge in coming years.This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

NEXTDC strikes subsea agreement

NEXTDC has struck a deal with ASX-listed Superloop, giving the Brisbane-based company connectivity to the new Indigo subsea cable system for its Perth operations, including an $80 million data centre currently under construction.

Cycliq to raise up to $2m

Perth-based Cycliq has announced plans to raise up to $2 million as the cycling products developer ramps-up its business in the lead up to Christmas.

Tech dominates encouragement awards

Tech platforms have dominated the Innovator of the Year encouragement awards, presented last night, with winners including a video conferencing device for remote communities, groundwater management software, business scheduling software, and a new transmission system for bikes and vehicles.

Gut health and cancer care win big

The Noisy Guts Project and Chemo@home have taken home the respective Emerging Innovation and Growth categories at last nights Innovator of the Year awards, marking a big win for Perth-based healthcare and research.

Jones retires from Navitas board

Navitas founder Rod Jones has stepped down from the board to manage his conflict of interest in relation to the $2 billion indicative takeover proposal for the education services company.

Thiess wins FMG autonomous install contract

CIMIC Group’s Thiess has been awarded a contract to install autonomous haulage system technology at Fortescue Metals Group’s Christmas Creek iron ore operations in the Pilbara.

Tech Scene - Appy Wedding

Appy Wedding is a wedding planning platform that allows users to browse real weddings to identify the best local suppliers.

UK charity invests in Perth drug trials

Duchenne UK and Australia-based Save Our Sons Duchenne Foundation have invested $620,000 in a UWA project seeking to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Wearable amputee tech wins pitch night

Medical device startup JR-TeCH has won first prize at last night's 2018 Perth Biodesign Pitch Night, producing a wearable technology for above-knee amputees.

ACCC says NBN outperforms ADSL

The National Broadband Network is significantly outperforming ADSL services, according to a new report released by the consumer watchdog.

Green wins national EY award

Power Ledger co-founder Jemma Green has been named as EY’s fintech entrepreneur of the year at the national awards in Sydney last night, while Melbourne-based Jo Horgan took out the main award.

Local opportunities in the final frontier

WA’s capabilities in sectors such as resources and energy are proving beneficial in space research.

Power Ledger wins world tech comp

Perth-based blockchain company Power Ledger has claimed top honours at an international technology competition run by English entrepreneur Richard Branson.

Malone to chair satellite company

iiNet founder and 40under40 winner Michael Malone has been appointed chair of ASX-listed satellite company Sky and Space Global (SAS).

5G to challenge NBN: ACCC

The consumer watchdog says 5G mobile technology could become a substitute for the National Broadband Network, on the same day NBN Co launched its new business-grade product.

ResApp tumbles on study

Shares in medical tech firm ResApp Health have more than halved today, after the company released the preliminary results of a new US study on its technology.