- Local location and property data innovators benefit from $150,000 grant funding
- Landgate's SPUR Location Grants Program supported by DevelopmentWA, Geoscience Australia Positioning Australia, Innovation Central Perth Curtin University, and the Departments of Finance; Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; and Planning, Lands and Heritage
- Landgate's SPUR Location Grants Program supports local entrepreneurs, researchers, and small businesses in the location information space
Six Western Australian innovators will share a total $150,000 in grant funding from Landgate and DevelopmentWA for the SPUR Location Grants Program.
Lands Minister Tony Buti today made the announcement each recipient will receive $25,000 to support their innovative idea to deliver outcomes from location data using new and emerging technology in the land and property sector.
Baada Aboriginal Corporation will receive the First Nations grant for their cultural engagement model through student education, with a fish feeding, tracking and release program on the Swan River. The model will apply Indigenous fishery management techniques and employ passive integrated transponders so students can track 'their' fish via an app on their phone.
Landgate's SPUR grants program is a collaborative Western Australian Government initiative, designed to discover innovative location data technology and deliver improvements to the State's land and property sector.
In addition to the grant funding, Landgate and its partnering agencies will provide support and tailored information sessions. For more information about Landgate's SPUR Location Grants Program, visit the website.
Comments attributed to Lands Minister Buti:
"The McGowan Government through Landgate's SPUR Location Grants Program is helping to accelerate ideas into action and support small business and start-ups.
The SPUR Location Grants Program fosters the McGowan Government's vision to continue to grow and diversify the economy in WA.
The McGowan Government is proud to support the work of our brilliant innovators, which not only benefit the community but also contributes to the Western Australian economy.
The SPUR Location Grants Program is an excellent example of cross government collaboration to support local entrepreneurs and researchers in the location information space."
Minister's office - 6552 6400
2021-22 SPUR Location Grant will be awarded to:
|Research||Curtin University||Combining digital twin mapping of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and location data to understand residential energy consumption.|
|First Nations||Baada Aboriginal Corporation||Cultural engagement model through student education, with a fish feeding, tracking and release program on the Swan River. Apply Indigenous fishery management techniques. Employ passive integrated transponders so students can track 'their' fish via an app on their phone.|
|General||DueTwo||Automate the due diligence search for mergers and acquisitions (M&As), create an automated workflow platform.|
|General||UXMachines||Human AI unmanned aerial vehicle solution for autonomous agricultural duties.|
|General||FoundAt||Assist developers using a geo spatial platform combining AR and Digital Twin.|
|General||Koya Aboriginal Corporation||Using Traditional Owner knowledge, create a cultural map of the Swan region, specifically to spatially represent sites, assets, stories and practices.|