Over the past 12 months PI doubled its company revenue, created over 100 new jobs for the biotechnology sector, and more than tripled its manufacturing export revenues of biomed and life-science products.
Lumos, a Planet Innovation company, develops custom products for its partners using a unique combination of integrated assay and engineering capability paired with its proven reader optical technologies. It also provides regulated manufacturing and cloud technology, all in-house, to create disruptive, connected health solutions for point-of-care use.
Zen Ecosystems has received a major grant by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to help secure Australia’s energy supplies during times of peak demand. Zen Ecosystems will roll out its smart Zen Thermostats and innovative Zen HQ platform to aggregate and control heating and cooling of predominantly multi-site commercial buildings.
Planet Innovation’s market-centric approach to innovation has again been recognised as The Best Innovation Program in Australia by the AFR.
PI has opened a new Northern Wing of their Advanced Manufacturing Center in Box Hill, to accommodate an increasing number of local and international manufacturing contracts.
We work with our global partners to develop winning product and commercial strategies. PI brings a market-led approach that helps develop the right product-market fit, to ensure product success results in commercial success.
Planet Innovation was a standout performer picking up two of the highest honours at this year’s MDEAs for innovation in medical product design and engineering.
“This is a business that is smart, it’s innovative, it’s passionate, and it is breaking new ground. From day dot it was breaking into global markets. It continues to invest in itself and it continues to invest in its people.” – Australian Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison.
Last week, at the Smart Home Marketplace at CES 2017, Comcast announced a partnership with Xfinity Home and Zen Ecosystems (a PI venture), the manufacturer of a new simple, beautiful and connected thermostat that is fully integrated with the Xfinity Home ecosystem and part of its family of core devices.
Planet Innovation’s PoC (Point-of-Care) diagnostic platform, Nplex, will benefit from further investment to develop a cloud-connected medical counter-measures device, for the rapid detection of infectious diseases.
Innovation is a combination of key ingredients that deliver innovative thinking and behaviour. I recently spoke about four key ingredients Planet Innovation has used since its formation to drive innovation as it commercialises technology. You can watch my video here, and see if your company has these four ingredients in its mix.
Planet Innovation has been named Australia’s Most Innovative Company for the third time by Fairfax’s BRW, Australia’s premier business publisher.
Zen Thermostat, a PI venture, has been selected by Telstra to be sold as part of its soon to be released Smart Home Platform.
Planet Innovation clients pick up four trophies and Best Overall Product Design at the Good Design Awards.
Planet Innovation has strengthened its position as a global player in the commercialisation of technology ventures with the strategic appointment of Teresa Engelhard to the Board of Planet Group Holdings, the parent entity of Planet Innovation, Zen Thermostat and Nplex.
Planet Innovation has been named Australia’s Most Innovative Company for the second time in three years by Fairfax’s BRW, Australia’s premier business publisher.
Pharmaceutical giant Merck Serono has signed an exclusive deal securing them global marketing and commercialization rights to Genea Biomedx’s range of IVF products including Gavi and Geri, which were designed by Genea with their development partner, Planet Innovation.
At a formal ceremony attended by Australian Federal Assistant Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, Planet Innovation (PI) has officially revealed its all new centre for Product Development and Manufacturing.
Australian entrepreneur Will Strange has teamed up with Planet Innovation to launch a highly accurate, contact sport GPS system, GameTraka©, at a price point that amateur and junior clubs can afford.
Working with Planet Innovation, Genea Biomedx bucked the market trend of developing a bigger, more expensive microscope. Instead it looked beyond the medical industry and discovered a low cost imaging system that could achieve an image quality suitable for embryologists to assess key embryo features.
After debuting on the list in 2012 in eighth place and topping the list in 2013, Planet Innovation is thrilled to once again be named among the top 10 most innovative Australian companies, this year ranking at number three.
Planet Innovation has launched a new connected device business, Zen, to a much anticipated and oversubscribed IndieGoGo campaign.
Tomas Stojanov has been an integral part of an extremely successful network of invitro-fertilisation (IVF) clinics in his role as the CEO of fertility group Genea, but his personal dream is to do more. He wanted to change the world of IVF to benefit his company, his industry and most importantly his patients.
In my experience, there are common themes that link the failure of new products, and I am often asked by anxious entrepreneurs for my top tips on preventing their products from becoming landfill and, by corollary, how they can make their products successful.
Companies that think in terms of a ‘product ecosystem’ will trounce rivals that come to the market with a more myopic view of success, says Francois Nguyen, principal designer at Frog, a global product strategy and design firm that has become internationally recognised for its innovation.
Primetime Australian news broadcaster, Channel 7 News, has highlighted the frustration of millions of consumers in not being able to easily find the cheapest energy plan and has promoted Ingeni, developed by Planet Innovation, as a simple solution.
Planet Innovation has been recognised as Australia’s 5th fastest growing company by BRW, based on an average annual revenue growth of 127% over the last three years.
Stuart Elliott, Planet Innovation Managing Director, was named a regional winner in the EY Entrepreneur of The Year awards on September the 5th, 2013.
The product development journey can be exciting but harrowing for even the most experienced company let alone the first time innovator. Here are a six principles that successful companies follow.
Despite 30 years of IVF practice the process of freezing human embryos, known as vitrification, has remained extremely manual and susceptible to errors and inconsistencies by embryologists. In 2009, Genea Biomedx teamed up with Planet Innovation to solve this challenge by automating IVF vitrification and finally making the process consistent and standardised for labs around the world.
Our innovation team developed an inexpensive in home energy display that not only allows us to understand and reduce our energy usage, it also allows us to browse every available energy plan on the market to find the cheapest plan based on their actual energy usage.
Good voice-of-customer (VoC) research requires you to be part detective and part psychologist. You are trying to solve a puzzle through questions and observations that will help you determine your product direction, your regulatory strategy and your commercialization path. And it’s not a simple puzzle to solve.
On paper, all software requirements look achievable. But for anyone who has been involved in developing new products, software is often the villain causing overruns and budget blow outs.
In London on July 8, 2013, in front of the global IVF community at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) conference, I presented a paper that revealed the details to the microfluidic pod that enabled automated IVF vitrification for the first time in the world.
Dr. Ian Macfarlane will share his real-world experience on the ingredients to success for both start-up and established IVD companies at Ausmedtech 2013.
We are excited to announce the opening of our new US office. This new office, based in Chicago, is part of our long term commitment to providing exceptional client service and assisting our partners with commercialising new technologies in the US and global markets.
Planet Innovation was ranked Australia’s 8th most innovative company by Australia’s premier weekly business publication BRW – and we proudly accept the honour.