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

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

Cognian and partners bring the Syncromesh smart canopy to Dubai

April 26, 2022

Cognian – alongside partners IREP Power and Zaia Lumina – retrofitted part of the prestigious One JTL Tower in Dubai recently, also holding demonstration events panels with leaders including Microsoft, Killa Design, Mirvac, Investa, NYD & Knowledge Fund Government of Dubai

Measuring up from a wellbeing perspective

Nov 23, 2021

Cognian featured in Connected magazine, Issue #4 2021, discussing the company’s deep involvement in the International Well Building Institute’s WELL Performance Rating.

Cognian wins the inaugural Tech Data One Percenters Program

Oct 15, 2021

Tech Data Australia, a TD SYNNEX company, has announced fast-growing Australian property technology company Cognian Technologies as the winner of the inaugural Tech Data IBM One Percenters Program for 2021.

Cognian wins Tech Data One Percenters

Sept 30, 2021

Cognian recently won the prestigious Tech Data One Percenters, a competition based program that aims to unearth the best game-changing cloud solutions talent in Australia. 

Integrating Syncromesh IoT network with Iconics

Sept 9, 2021

Read about the simple process of integrating the Syncromesh smart canopy with Iconics.

Aussie startup Cognian goes global with Avnet

Sept 8, 2021

Cognian Technologies has partnered with Avnet, widening its global footprint.

Cognian and Avnet enter strategic engagement

Sept 8, 2021

Avnet, a global technology distributor and solutions provider, and Cognian have announced that they will collaborate to accelerate and scale IoT deployments worldwide.

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Ticker TV discusses WELL rating

July 28, 2021

Ticker TV analysed the new wellness imperative for smart buildings with Cognian CEO and Co-founder Mark Blum.

Aussie company takes part in developing new WELL building standard

July 20, 2021

To develop the rating, the International WELL Building Institute consulted with a range of smart building industry leaders including Cognian, focusing on the continuous monitoring and adaptation of health metrics including indoor air quality, lighting levels, and noise.

Proptech leaders involved in new WELL rating

July 20, 2021

PROTECH scale-up company, Cognian Technologies, joins a consortium working with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) to form the new WELL Performance Rating.

Ausbiz interviews Cognian CEO on WELL Performance Rating

July 20, 2021

Mark Blum spoke with Ausbiz about the company’s involvement in the WELL Performance Rating and the increasing need for technologies in buildings globally that enable continuous monitoring, reporting and responding action to optimise occupant comfort, health and safety including indoor air quality, lighting levels and noise levels.

Australian Proptech Scale-up Cognian Technologies Part of New Global WELL Performance Rating Consortium

July 20, 2021

International WELL Building Institute collaborates with industry leaders including Cognian to focus on health and wellbeing of building occupants.

Whitepaper: Willow / Cognian and Microsoft – simplified integration

July 6, 2021

Cognian, Microsoft and Willow are collaborating to address their customers key challenges; security, scale, open, simple to install, manage and gain insights, as outlined in this whitepaper.

Sysinno strengthens smart build presence with Cognian Partnership

April 18, 2021

Cognian has partnered with Syssino Technology to even further improve smart building air quality , hygiene and emissions monitoring and response capabilities.

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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