Technology, Innovation & Science

Aurora jumps on 3D print speeds

Shares in 3D printing firm Aurora Labs were up nearly 30 per cent today after the company said it had printed complex parts well above market average speeds using its large format technology.

In a galaxy far, far away

A recent world first by WA researchers provides a glimpse of what to expect when the Square Kilometre Array is operational.

TPG Telecom FY profit dips 4.6% to $396.9m

TPG Telecom has reported a 4.6 per cent drop in full-year profit to $396.9 million after the NBN hit broadband margins and home phone revenue.

WA tech firms raised $295m

Western Australian startups and ‘young’ tech companies raised $295 million last financial year, which was 8.3 per cent of the amount raised nationally, a new report has found.

RCT launches new mining tech

Kewdale-based RCT has installed its latest technology at AngloGold Ashanti’s Sunrise Dam gold mine, which gives an operator control of numerous machines from a singular station.

OpenDNA acquires new digital agency

Subiaco-based marketing business OpenDNA has completed a $2.5 million placement and announced it will acquire Perth-based Choose Digital and Chinese-focused RooLife.

Phylogica in $9.1m recapitalisation

Shares in biomedical technology business Phylogica were up 13 per cent today after the company announced it had completed a $9.1 million recapitalisation.

Tech Scene - Reiwa

Reiwa has recently launched the app, which allows users to search for properties, find and compare local Reiwa agents, view home opens and shortlist their favourite properties and searches.

RAC launches $3m seed fund

Startup businesses in Perth have access to a new source of funding after the Royal Automobile Club of WA launched a $3 million investment fund last night, while also disclosing it is a substantial shareholder in fast growing blockchain business Power Ledger.

NBN Co to pay ISPs for poor service

NBN Co will have to pay internet providers a $25 rebate for every late connection, fault repair or missed appointment under a new requirement enforced by the consumer watchdog.

Games culture blurs boundaries

Games and associated technologies are increasingly finding a place in retail and public spaces, as the boundaries between play and work fall away.

Empired wins $9m+ NZ contract

Empired subsidiary Intergen has won a $9 million-plus contract to develop a digital transformation program for New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs.

Nearmap in $70m raising

Aerial imagery company Nearmap has boosted its coffers with a $70 million capital raising, with the proceeds set to be spent on sales and marketing.

Telstra trims FY earnings guidance on NBN

Telstra has trimmed its full-year earnings guidance range because a lower than expected number of NBN customers are available for connection.

Unlocking stranded gold

Smaller gold miners are among the potential beneficiaries of a new technique for gold extraction being developed in WA.

FBR signs third global partnership deal

Robotic technology company FBR has signed a partnership agreement with Wienerberger AG, the third major international building materials group to have struck a deal with the Perth startup to commercialise its Hadrian X autonomous bricklaying robot.

Swift expands into Vietnam

Telecommunications firm Swift Networks has entered into a three-year reseller agreement with Vietnamese systems integrator Sieu Nhat Thanh Co to expand into the South-East Asian country.

K2fly locks in $1.1m contracts

Local tech company K2fly has been awarded a series of consultancy contracts with existing clients Western Power and Arc Infrastructure worth about $1.1 million.

Schrole signs five-year supply agreement

Education technology company Schrole Group has signed a sales agreement with US-based not for profit International School Service (ISS) for the next five years.

GovNext will not deliver planned savings

The Barnett government’s ambitious GovNext ICT program was based on flawed assumptions and will not achieve the anticipated savings but still holds potential to deliver significant benefits, a review has found.

ClearVue signs Murdoch MOU

Specialist glass company ClearVue Technologies has signed an agreement with Murdoch University to build a $1.6 million greenhouse at its campus.