Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands

    SPURonWA grants offer $100,000 to Western Australian innovators

    20/08/2018 3:10 PM
     
    • Grants of up to $25,000 on offer through Landgate's location technology hub, SPUR
    • SPURonWA grants are supporting local entrepreneurs and innovators establish industries and jobs of the future 

    Western Australian start-ups, businesses and individuals working on innovative location-based products or services are encouraged to apply for the third round of SPURonWA grants, which open today (August 20).

     

    The grants can be used towards development costs; intellectual property protection; obtaining business, financial or marketing advice; and accessing location data.

     

    This is the third round of SPURonWA grants. From the 85 applications received in the last two years, Landgate has awarded grants to 16 Western Australian businesses, assisting them to develop mobile apps, secure Intellectual Property rights, adopt technological advancements and successfully launch new products to market.

     

    As well as providing financial support, SPUR offers access to location data, co-working spaces and commercialisation expertise.

     

    SPUR is Landgate's location and innovation hub that works to stimulate and accelerate economic development in the digital economy. 

     

    Applications close on September 14, 2018. For more information and to read SPURonWA success stories, visit http://www.spur.wa.gov.au

     

    Comments attributed to Lands Minister Rita Saffioti:

     

    "SPUR is helping to accelerate ideas into action and support start-up businesses and commercial partnerships to create a stronger, more diverse economy in WA.

     

    "The SPURonWA grant program has demonstrated how government and businesses can use data to innovate, address challenges and help shape the future of WA.

     

    "SPURonWA grants are supporting local entrepreneurs and innovators, by establishing new industries and creating jobs of the future."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5500