Technology, Innovation & Science

Orthocell soars 356% on test results

Shares in Perth biotech Orthocell more than quadrupled in value today after the company released positive results from a trial of its nerve regeneration product.

Empired loses out on Main Roads works

Shares in Empired fell as much as 20.5 per cent today, after the company announced it would not have its contract extended for the provision of ICT services for Main Roads Western Australia.

Tech Scene: Fire Tech

Stirling-based technology education provider Fire Tech Australia recently launched STEM unitED, a school program aimed at promoting careers in STEM by introducing WA students to robotics and drones, and the software used to operate and maintain this tech.

FBR shares up 20% on Brickworks JV

FBR, formerly known as Fastbrick Robotics, has commenced a 50/50 joint venture with Brickworks, called Fastbrick Australia, to provide a ‘Wall as a Service' offering to the Australian market.

WhiteHawk shares soar 88% after US contract wins

Shares in WhiteHawk soared from 6.4 cents to 12 cents, in three days of trading, after the Perth-based cyber security announced it had secured two contracts in the United States.

Chemo@home opens doors to better care

Safety and quality are paramount for the unique medical business as it celebrates a successful expansion to the east coast, and new health fund partnerships.

Curtin spin-out receives $5m boost

Perth-based company PainChek has received a $5 million investment from the federal government to implement its world-first smartphone pain assessment and monitoring device in aged care centres.

Arts, STEM receive $110k sponsorship boost

Three organisations have today received sponsorship totalling $110,000, after City of Perth commissioners endorsed key sector development sponsorships to assist in nurturing Perth’s business environment.

Roto raises $3.6m

Hydroponics technology company Roto-Gro International has completed a $3.6 million share placement, with the funds set to fast-track expansion of its research and development facility in Canada.

Friend or threat – looking at the heart of Huawei

Debate around the selection of Huawei to roll out the communications network for Metronet is just an example close to home of how the western world is grappling with the rise of the Chinese company as a technology powerhouse.

Tech scene: ClimateClever

ClimateClever is an online program that enables schools to reduce carbon emissions associated with electricity, gas, water and waste, save money on utility bills and improve student learning around sustainability, climate change and carbon reduction.

Hackathons driving business innovation

Hackathons’ benefits to business include fast-tracked R&D, marketing, improved employee engagement, problem solving, recruitment strategies and more.

Family Zone raises $5.5m

Family Zone Cyber has raised $5.5 million in a share placement to support further growth and support its expansion in the United States.

Huawei still keen for Aussie 5G work

Huawei deputy chair Ken Hu has argued that moves by western countries to stop the Chinese company participating in rollout of next generation telecommunications technology will reduce competitive tension in the sector and hold back innovation.

Assetowl shares soar 225% on The Agency deal

Shares in the Simon Trevisan-chaired startup, Assetowl, more than doubled today, after it signed a trial agreement with The Agency Group Australia for its property management software.

Simulations help Calytrix win real deal

A Perth-based business that merges computer simulation with live battlefields has partnered with some big international platers in the defence space

Nauti-Craft awarded for innovation

Dunsborough-based firm Nauti-Craft was last night presented with a prestigious award in London for its development of an innovative marine suspension system.

Tanarra Capital buys majority stake in INX Software

A majority shareholding in Perth-based INX Software has been bought by the private equity arm of Melbourne investor John Wylie’s Tanarra Capital.

Tech scene: WeDispatch

WeDispatch was formed when Dublin-based WeBringg acquired Perth-based in July 2018, and the software development team continues to be based at IQX at the University of Western Australia.

Grants target complex health needs

Medical researchers targeting reduced hospital readmissions, off-the-shelf cancer therapy, and 3D bone printing are among those to have benefitted from the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Founda

Perth entrepreneur develops ‘clicks-and-bricks’ strategy

A focus on high-end retail and a unique shopping experience are key factors driving Bethany James’ latest move.