Technology, Innovation & Science

Tech giants to face greater scrutiny

Google and Facebook face increased regulation in Australia, after the federal government indicated it would back recommendations of an ACCC report.

Constable Care expands into the UK

Western Australia-based Constable Care Child Safety Foundation has gone global with the launch of its safety education app, Arility, in the UK.

Tech Scene: Your Change

YourChange is an online platform that generates cashback funds from people’s online shopping and directs the money to the shopper’s chosen community group, club, school, charity etc.

$10m for green hydrogen

The state government will spend $10 million to push the development of a renewable hydrogen industry for exporting, remote power, fuel cell vehicles and use in gas networks.

Investors welcome Eden updates

Clean technology developer Eden Innovations has dispatched the first order for EdenCrete products from a distributor and announced the same products received government approval in the US.

WA's space industry gets fed funding boost

The federal government has signed a memorandum of understanding to invest $6 million in Western Australia's space industry so the state can play a significant role in the broader national expansion plan.

The future is fake

The emergence of deepfake videos and similar technology is raising questions about how we measure reality, trust and privacy.

New WA ASX listing closes up 169%

Invex Therapeutics has become just the third WA-based company to list on the ASX this year, with Minderoo Group its largest shareholder.

It’s reality, but not as you know it

The upcoming XR:WA immersive reality festival gives the broader public an opportunity to connect with some of the cutting-edge tech being developed in the state.

Unique cancer research collaboration

A rare grant opportunity has allowed two Perth-based researchers to collaborate on the use of gene-editing tools in cancer treatment.

Tech Scene: Ads on Wheels

Ads on Wheels pays everyday drivers to advertise on their back window, giving businesses a unique way to target geographical locations and have their message multiplied and moving through the streets of Perth in the form of a mobile billboard on wheels.

National cyber security program rolled-out for WA students

Leaders from business, government and education sectors gathered in Perth last month to launch Schools Cyber Security Challenges, a national program designed to improve the digital literacy of students across the country.

Empired flags buy-back, updates outlook

Empired plans to undertake a buy-back of up to 10 per cent of its shares, while also announcing that it would cut operating costs and capex in the current financial year to help boost earnings.

Veris to cut costs

Veris has flagged operational and executive management changes following a review of the business, as the surveying services company seeks to reduce costs by around $3 million per annum.

Isolation brings positive push for microgrids

The vast emptiness of WA has proved to be an advantage when developing skills in the rollout of new electricity technology.

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.

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.

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.

Machine learning mavericks meet Perth mainstream

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