General FAQs

What is the SPUR Location Technology Accelerator Program?

The SPUR Location Technology Accelerator Program is a new WA Government collaboration initiative.

The grants program recognises WA business working with location data to support the land and property sector to deliver outcomes using emerging technology. The focus is on areas of spatial development that will help deliver savings and improvements to land and property services for Western Australia.

Landgate in partnership with the Department of Finance, Curtin University, DevelopmentWA and the Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries, have allocated $150,000 with up to six grants of $25,000 available.

How do I apply?

The Accelerator Program application is a three-stage competitive process.

Stage 1:

Create a submission via a secure online platform, providing details of your business, an explanation of your project/product/service, a plan and budget and the expected outcomes.

Stage 2:

Shortlisted candidates will pitch to a judging panel of representatives from Landgate and each relevant partnering agency.

Stage 3:

Candidates will be notified of the outcome.

What activities can be funded?

Grant funds are not intended to finance projects in full.

Some examples of how the grant funds can be used are:

  • product development – prototype development, product testing, engineering design work, website or app development
  • commercialisation services – business, financial, marketing or legal advice
  • intellectual property protection.

The grant will not fund activities retrospectively, nor support business-as-usual costs for established products and services.

Does the Accelerator Program replace the SPURonWA grants?


Are any of the Accelerator Program places for specific candidates?

Yes, the 2020 SPUR Accelerator Program will feature three grant types for specific candidates.

  • General Grant
  • First Nations Grant
  • Curtin University Research Grant

What does the Accelerator Program offer?

Successful applicants will receive:

  • $25,000 grant funding
  • Information sessions over two weeks for up to four team members, covering WA Government location data types, data visualisation tools and procurement policies and processes not currently available through any single source
  • 6 months’ access to WA Government geospatial expertise to advance your project.

How long is the Accelerator Program?

The SPUR location technology accelerator program has two components:

  1. Information session will be scheduled between 16 and 27 November 2020, up to four team members can attend the sessions, in understanding WA Government data and working with WA Government.
  2. A six-month access period during which successful applicants have access to WA Government geospatial expertise to advance your project.

Who are the Accelerator Program partners?

  • The 2020 partnering agencies are Department of Finance, DevelopmentWA , Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and Curtin University.
  • The Department of Finance is pursuing its aim of improving uptake of WA Aboriginal products and services by funding the First Nations business grant for location data technology entrepreneurs.

Why is it only those using land and property location data that are eligible for the Accelerator Program?

The way we use location data is constantly evolving and plays a big part in how we live our lives and plan our cities.

Supporting businesses that are using location data to fuel emerging technology supports the community to experience things in a different way.

Landgate and our partners work with and utilise location data on a day to day basis and want to take the opportunity to support Western Australian businesses that are finding new ways to use location data.

We are excited to see what the next innovation in location technology will be.

What is location data?

Location data, also known as geospatial data or geographic information, is the data or information that identifies the geographic location of features and boundaries on Earth, such as natural or constructed features, oceans, and more. Spatial data is usually stored as coordinates and topology and is data that can be mapped. Spatial data is often accessed, manipulated, or analysed through geographic information systems (GIS).

What are some examples of location data being used?

Location data is essential in many industries including, real estate, transport, agriculture, information technology and, building and construction.  Some examples are:

  • Food delivery and ride sharing platforms use location data to map a route to your destination
  • Real estate platforms display location and property data to inform buyers and sellers
  • Spatial service companies use satellite and other imagery to determine changes to the built and natural environment and inform business decisions
  • Landgate’s Map Viewer Plus application overlays location data to provide a spatial view of Western Australian properties.

SPUR Accelerator Help

Still have questions?

Contact the SPUR Accelerator Program Coordinator or our customer service team for further support.

Find out about Landgate and WA Government location data at data.wa.gov.au.

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This page was last updated on: 06 Nov 2020