About Us

Telling Science, technology and medical stories to people who can make a difference

Our Story

Having worked in the Advanced Ceramics industry for over a decade in the 90’s, founder, Dr. Ian Birkby recognized that engineers, designers and scientists often required educating in the potential uses and applications of Advanced Materials before they could utilize them in their products and processes.

This recognition of market demand and the emerging power of the internet led to the launch of our first site, AZoM.com – The A to Z of Materials in 2000.

Although the business has grown significantly to include a range of science, technology, medical and life science platforms, it has always stayed true to its principal aim:

We love telling science, technology and medical stories to people who can make a difference. Everything else follows from that.

Today we tell these stories across all digital platforms to a monthly addressable audience in excess of 5 million unique individuals.

Our customers come from all scientific, technological and medical sectors. Our extensive web footprint and subscriber base allows us to display a measurable return on investment to billion dollar multi-nationals and SME start-ups.

From Content Creation, through targeted distribution to closing the loop with the unique AZoIntel Content Performance analytics platform, AZoNetwork now provides a highly effective Science Marketing Platform based on its own unique Marketing Science.

The company is an Australian Public Company with headquarters in Sydney, Australia and satellite offices in London, Manchester, UK and Upstate New York, USA.

Check out our timeline below to see how we grew to become the company we are today.

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We join the MPA

September, 2016

The 200 millionth unique user is reached

July, 2015

We proudly sponsor the Medilink UK Awards

April, 2015

Our London office opens

January, 2015

We attend Inbound content marketing conference for the first time

2014

Our first subject specific newsletter is sent out

2013

AZoNetwork raises 2.6M AUD to fund the development of our inbound marketing and data analytics platform

2012

AZoNetwork, the online publisher, pivots to become an inbound marketing platform for scientific, medical and related technologies

2012

We launch AZoQuantum - The A to Z of Quantum Technology.

2011

AZoRobotics launches with all of the latest news, insights and information from the robotics industries

2010

We add AZoMining to serve the booming mining industry

2010

AZoCleantech is launched to provide the latest news and content from new and exciting clean technology industries

2008

AZoM wins a Hitwise top 10 award

2007

AZoNetwork, our parent site, is launched to tie together our rapidly expanding portfolio of sites, products and services

2007

AZoOptics is added to cater to the optics and photonics communities

2007

AZoBuild is developed to share news from the building and construction industry

2007

AZoM.com becomes a Google News accredited site

2005

News-Medical, our life science and medical news site, is added to the portfolio

2004

AZoNano is created as an online resource for nanotechnology news and content

2004

AZoM registers 3 million visitors

2003

Trading name 'AZoNetwork' is registered to reflect the move into related sectors

2003

Our first article is published

2001

Founding content providers include The Institute of Materials (UK), Ceram Research Ltd. (UK) now Lucideon, Rapra Ltd.

2001

Dr. Ian Birkby founds AZoM.com - The A to Z of Materials in Sydney, Australia. It is his second entrepreneurial venture after founding Dynamic-Ceramic Ltd., a UK-based advanced materials producer.

2001

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