Cognian Technologies is a fast-growing Australian technology company whose mission it is to make buildings smart and smart buildings smarter.

Cognian in the Press

Building Intelligence

The latest press and announcements about the company and the expansion of Syncromesh Smart Canopy.

Cognian rolls out Microsoft Azure Sphere integration to deliver IoT solutions

March 18, 2021

Facilities Management –  Australian proptech Cognian has announced a new global integration of its Syncromesh wireless canopy technology with Microsoft Azure Sphere to deliver secure IoT solutions for smart buildings.

Cognian delivers secure IoT for buildings globally using Microsoft Azure Sphere

March 16, 2021

IT Wire – Australian property technology company Cognian Technologies has announced a new global integration of its Syncromesh wireless canopy technology with Microsoft Azure Sphere.

Australian smart building platform Cognian delivers secure IoT for buildings globally using Microsoft Azure Sphere

March 16, 2021

Integrated technology deployed for the first time at South Eveleigh by Mirvac.

The future of smart buildings

December 17, 2020

Cognian CEO Mark Blum appears on AusBiz’ Startup Daily to discuss Cognian’s partnership ecosystem and why buildings must adopt smart technology to become human-centred in a rapidly changing commercial real estate world.

Global property leader Matthew Banks appointed Chair of Cognian

December 8, 2020

Australian proptech of the year eyes international expansion in 2021.


Smart building partnership with Simble

December 8, 2020

Smart energy software-as-a-service company Simble Solutions Limited has announced a partnership with Cognian Technologies Limited to promote its energy measurement and verification platform for smart buildings.

Cognian’s Smart Canopy as a Service named Best New Prop Tech in the 2020 Urban Developer Industry Excellence Awards

December 2, 2020

Cognian’s Syncromesh Smart Canopy as a Service has taken top honours for its ability to make any building a smart building.

Smart building network developer Cognian forges new partnerships

September 11, 2020

Australian company Cognian Technologies, which has developed a proprietary wireless mesh technology to support IoT devices and applications in buildings, has formed partnerships with Microsoft, Mirvac, Barhead (an Australian consultancy that develops solutions based on Microsoft technology) and Australian IoT platform developer Reekoh.

Local tech players team up on new building safety solution

September 3, 2020

Co-developing digital solutions for the property industry that it claims will build the framework for the “new normal”.

Pandemic’s knock-on property effect

September 3, 2020

Commercial real estate is facing a watershed moment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the virus is not the only force, notably the mass adoption of disruptive technologies and the wholesale change in work practices all over the world – which was already occurring.

Cognian a Finalist for the ARN Innovation Awards 2020

July 31, 2020

ARN is proud to announce the finalists for the 2020 ARN Innovation Awards, featuring a stellar line-up of individuals, partners, vendors, distributors and start-ups.

Cognian bolsters executive team with appointment of Chief Commercial Officer

March 23, 2020

Australian smart building scale-up continues growth trajectory with further partnerships; client implementations; and selection in RealTechX Growth Program.

Cognian continues growth trajectory

March 18, 2020

As one of 12 businesses selected from 182 applicants to participate in the RealTechX Growth Program which supports real estate technology companies, Cognian will benefit from the proximity of some of the biggest local and global companies in the sector including Dexus, Lendlease, ISPT, PGIM and Australian Unity.

Five-year itch for grant scheme

Nov 5, 2019

Entrepreneur Mark Blum co-founded his property tech startup Cognian Technologies in mid-2016, raising a friends and family investment round to fund a working prototype of its Synchromesh smart building retrofit system.

Total Telecom – Cognian launches innovative wireless canopy that makes any building smart

Sept 10, 2019

Property owners who want to reduce running costs, increase space utilisation or meet building sustainability goals through energy and greenhouse gas reductions are often limited by a building’s age, rigid structure or potential disruption to tenants. Cognian’s ground-breaking Syncromesh technology allows all existing buildings, new or old, to become smart buildings.

IT Brief – New wireless canopy solution makes any building smart

Sept 10, 2019

These smart solutions improve the wellness and comfort of its occupancy, lower a building’s carbon footprint, reduce energy consumption and contribute to a more productive environment for tenants.

The new technology unlocking smart buildings for existing stock

Sept 12, 2019

Only about 5 per cent of buildings are equipped with the right infrastructure to make them smart but a new low cost wireless canopy technology has the potential to “make every building a smart building”.

Wireless canopy makes buildings smart

Sept 10, 2019

A growing number of businesses are turning to retrofit options to improve energy efficiency, reduce costs and, essentially, convert premises into smart buildings. Property owners are often limited by a building’s age, rigid structure or potential disruption to tenants, but an innovative technology is allowing any existing building to become a smart building.

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