Western Australian innovators receive SPURonWA grants for location-based projects
- Seven WA start-ups to receive development funding for their innovations
- Funds allocated through SPUR, WA's location technology hub, powered by Landgate
Local entrepreneurs working on innovations in road safety, agriculture and building projects are just some of the recipients of the latest round of SPURonWA grants.
Under the guidance of SPUR, the start-ups will invest the grants in development costs associated with their innovative location-based solutions, and begin accelerating their ideas to reality.
These costs include legal fees, user interface testing, website creation and information technology services.
The successful recipients include Smartvision, a start-up working on technology to detect road hazards; Equii Pty Ltd which is using spatial data to help farmers improve fertiliser efficiency; and Ovass, a platform using data visualisation to assist in business-based decision-making.
SPURonWA grants are just one way Landgate is driving innovation through SPUR.
Since its launch in April 2016, SPUR has been collaborating with Western Australian start-ups, researchers and government agencies on new innovations that accelerate economic development in the digital economy.
For more information about SPUR, visit http://www.spur.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Lands Minister Rita Saffioti:
"These grants are about fostering the green shoots in WA's innovation sphere and nurturing the talent, hard-work and persistence that is vital to the future prosperity of our State.
"The quality of applications for this round of SPURonWA grants was impressive and shows we have a thriving start-up community that is helping to shape the economic future of WA.
"Among the grant recipients are people willing to try new things to achieve better outcomes in their respective fields, all while harnessing the valuable data available through Landgate."
Comments attributed to Innovation and ICT Minister Dave Kelly:
"Investing in our local innovators offers up an exciting opportunity to create WA jobs and diversify the economy.
"Earlier this week, I announced the details of a $16.7 million New Industries Fund which will support new and emerging WA businesses.
"The fund is a key component of the McGowan Government's Plan for Jobs, which will create a more vibrant and diversified economy for the benefit of all Western Australians."
|Business name||Innovation||Description||Grant amount|
|BuildingApprovals.com||Builder's E-commerce||A computer platform that can fast track building approval applications. The grant will be used to expand the business to the Eastern States.||$10,000|
|Stirling Labs Pty Ltd||Planning Space||An urban planning virtual reality tool.||$16,000|
|Equii Pty Ltd ATF Pluske Family Trust||Play'N To win||An online agricultural tool that uses spatial data as well as information provided by farmers to improve fertiliser efficiency and environmental care.||$7,000|
|SpacetoCo Pty Ltd||SpacetoCo||A website that lists spaces (meeting rooms etc.) available for short term rental.||$10,000|
|Ovass Pty Ltd||Ovass Geospatial Platform (Geotaskr)||A computer platform that makes satellite and aerial data available in forms to help businesses make decisions.||$24,000|
|Landguide||Landguide||A computer platform that connects land buyers with land sellers.||$10,000|
|Smartvision||Smartvision||A system that uses technology and video feeds to automatically detect road hazards.||$21,000|