Grants open for property data innovators

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WESTERN Australia government agency Landgate is providing financial grants to property data innovators to help local start-ups.

Landgate’s new SPUR Location Technology Accelerator program will provide a $25,000 grant for up to six successful applicants and access to information sessions focused on working with WA government data and processes.

Lands Minister Ben Wyatt is calling for local start-ups, established businesses and researchers working on innovative location-based products or services to apply.

Grants will be offered under three categories:

  • $25,000 to a First Nations candidate funded by the Department of Finance;
  • $25,000 for a research grant to a Curtin University recipient; and
  • $25,000 each for the remaining four funding places.

Applications close on September 25, 2020.

“Landgate’s SPUR Location Technology Accelerator program fosters the McGowan government’s vision to continue to grow and diversify the WA economy to create the jobs of the future.

“The program is also a prime example of ‘one-sector thinking’ creating strategic outcomes for multiple aligned agencies and organisations,” Wyatt said.

The program will provide successful applicants both seed funding and insight into WA Government location data, products, policies and processes, which are not currently available through any single source.

Applicants will need to demonstrate how their ideas harness location datasets to deliver value or improvements to government services provided for the community.

Recipients could use this opportunity to develop mobile apps, secure intellectual property rights, obtain strategic advice, adopt technological advancements, and launch new products to market.

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