Cognetic Technologies receives Innovation Fund grant from City of Joondalup

Joondalup chief executive Garry Hunt congratulates Russell Scott.
Joondalup chief executive Garry Hunt congratulates Russell Scott.

RUSSELL Scott and Nicholas Stamatiou, founders of Cognetic Technologies, have received the first grant under the City of Joondalup Innovation Fund’s new expand category.

The category aims to help start-ups at a pre-revenue, prototype or minimum viable product or service stage.

The duo were awarded $10,000 to progress their design platform, VORTALS, which allows users to create and publish augmented, virtual or mixed reality solutions without needing any detailed understanding of programming or 3D design.

Mr Scott has worked in the university sector for more than 17 years in various senior level technology roles and has had extensive involvement in the technological production of IMAX movies.

“The VORTALS software has the potential to be a real game changer, allowing users to reinvent the way in which they present content and information that blends together 2D, 3D, virtual reality and augmented reality content with a simple point and click user interface,” he said.

“The software has been designed to do the heavy lifting for digital users in delivering content on any device.”

Mr Scott has been collaborating with Professor Joe Luca, Dean of Graduate Research at ECU Joondalup, focusing on opportunities for the application of VORTALS within the university sector.

Cognetic Technologies will use the $10,000 to conduct a pilot program at ECU’s Joondalup campus.