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 an annual addressable audience of over 100 million unique individuals.
Our customers come from all scientific, technological and medical sectors. Our extensive web footprint and subscriber base allow 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.
AZoNetwork launches AZoScience powered by Azthena - Your personal scientific assistantNovember, 2023
The AZoNetwork reaches 1 million active subscribersAugust, 2023
AZoNetwork launches AZoAI.com the A to Z of Artificial IntelligenceAugust, 2023
The Lead Generation eBook is launchedMay, 2023
The AZoNetwork sites celebrate Women in Science DayFebruary, 2023
AZoLifeSciences reaches 1Million website visitsFebruary, 2023
The #MarketingScience 2023 Webinar series launchesFebruary, 2023
The Something About Science podcast launchesJanuary, 2023
The fourth season of the #MarketingScience podcast is completed with The State of Scientific Marketing 2023December, 2022
AZoNetwork exhibit at the 10th anniversary of Lab Innovations and Advanced EngineeringNovember, 2022
AZoNetwork visit Düsseldorf for Medica 2022November, 2022
Industry Focus eBooks are launched across the AZoNetwork sitesSeptember, 2022
AZoNetwork visit Birmingham for Advanced Materials 2022June, 2022
AZoNetwork visit Munich for Analytica 2022June, 2022
Named in the Northern Tech Awards Top 100 fastest growing companiesApril, 2022
We welcome 4 new starters to the team, totalling 54 employees.December, 2021
The team goes from strength to strength, reaching 50 employeesSeptember, 2021
Welcomed 70+ to the Life Science Marketing Roadshow at the Francis Crick Institute.May, 2019
Ran first Marketing Science Webinar with over 300 registrants Life Science Marketing Roadshow.March, 2019
Exhibited at Pittcon in Philadelphia.March, 2019
First SEO Workshop held in Manchester.February, 2019
AZoIntel integrated directly with other CRM systems.March, 2018
The first Marketing Science Roadshow is held in Manchester.January, 2018
We celebrate our move to NEO, ManchesterApril, 2017
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