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.
The 200 millionth unique user is reachedJuly, 2015
We proudly sponsor the Medilink UK AwardsApril, 2015
Our London office opensJanuary, 2015
We attend Inbound content marketing conference for the first time2014
Our first subject specific newsletter is sent out2013
AZoNetwork raises 2.6M AUD to fund the development of our inbound marketing and data analytics platform2012
AZoNetwork, the online publisher, pivots to become an inbound marketing platform for scientific, medical and related technologies2012
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 industries2010
We add AZoMining to serve the booming mining industry2010
AZoCleantech is launched to provide the latest news and content from new and exciting clean technology industries2008
AZoM wins a Hitwise top 10 award2007
AZoNetwork, our parent site, is launched to tie together our rapidly expanding portfolio of sites, products and services2007
AZoOptics is added to cater to the optics and photonics communities2007
AZoBuild is developed to share news from the building and construction industry2007
AZoM.com becomes a Google News accredited site2005
News-Medical, our life science and medical news site, is added to the portfolio2004
AZoNano is created as an online resource for nanotechnology news and content2004
AZoM registers 3 million visitors2003
Trading name 'AZoNetwork' is registered to reflect the move into related sectors2003
Our first article is published2001
Founding content providers include The Institute of Materials (UK), Ceram Research Ltd. (UK) now Lucideon, Rapra Ltd.2001