Landgate spurs on WA innovators through grants
- Local innovators to benefit from grants of up to $25,000 through Landgate's location technology hub, SPUR.
- SPURonWA grants support local entrepreneurs in the location information space - helping to diversify the WA economy and create jobs
Lands Minister Ben Wyatt was today delighted to announce six Western Australian innovators working on location-based products and services across the property, community services, environment and tourism industries to receive their share of $92,700 allocated from Landgate's location technology hub, SPUR, to help drive innovation.
A 22 per cent increase in submissions from last year indicates a greater understanding of the possibilities for government data use. Successful projects are evaluated for their capacity to contribute to local economic growth or to improve government service delivery.
Winner of the SPUR award for best innovative use of Landgate and government location data, uDrew, will use the grant to develop a new product within the cost saving design and engineering platform. uDrew is the world's first building technology platform that makes designing, planning and building your own projects faster and more affordable.
In addition to the grants program, SPUR provides support to assist the development of local location-data based ideas, such as co-working with Landgate's geospatial experts and access to Landgate's property and location data.
For more information about Landgate's SPURonWA grants and services, visit https://spur.wa.gov.au/
Comments attributed to Lands Minister Wyatt:
"The McGowan Government through Landgate and its location and innovation hub SPUR, is helping to accelerate ideas into action and support start-up businesses.
"SPURonWA grants foster the McGowan Government's vision to continue to grow and diversify the economy in WA.
"The SPURonWA grant program is an excellent example of how government and business can use data to address challenges and shape the future of WA.
"SPURonWA grants are supporting local entrepreneurs and innovators establishing industries and jobs of the future.
"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."
Minister's office - 6552 5900
|uDrew is a design and engineering platform empowering business and homeowners with the ability to design, engineer and manage their own custom-building projects, saving time and money.||$25,000|
|The Home Hub by HYGGE is Australia's first affordable and alternative housing/homelessness advertising service that connects people in need of safe, secure and affordable homes with the available options they have.||$17,000|
|LeaseMap provides independent rental market and leasing information, on a localised basis, for commercial properties and businesses in Western Australia.||$11,000|
|Matter uses a combination of ground-breaking smart sensors and analytics software to provide waste data intelligence.||$12,200|
|Akora is changing the way residential property is managed by integrating operations with a custom-built web application that supports the next big innovation in property.||$17,500|
|MyRiver is a user friendly and attractive mobile app designed to activate the Swan River precinct.||$10,000|