- SPURonWA grants worth almost $100,000 awarded to eight innovators for local projects
- Innovations to boost the agricultural, industrial and IT sectors using location data
- Grants allocated through SPUR, the location technology hub powered by Landgate
Local innovators working on solutions for the agricultural, mining and information technology sectors are set to share in almost $100,000 in State Government grants.
Eight businesses, including a number of start-ups, have been awarded SPURonWA grants to move their innovative location-based projects forward and launch their ideas to market.
Under the guidance of SPUR, the technology hub powered by Landgate, the grants will help the start-ups to accelerate their innovative location-based solutions.
Projects to receive grants include an online trading platform for buying, selling and managing water licences; a website to assist customers with browsing products in brick-and-mortar stores; a vine mapper to help vineyards monitor their crop; and the world's first decentralised super-map of the world, which will be built on blockchain technology.
Other recipients include start-ups working on location-based solutions for the collection and sharing of autonomous aerial data, and improving accuracy of location data underground.
The grants allow entrepreneurs with projects in a variety of stages of development to fund vital elements of their ventures, including platform development, market plans, product development, components for prototypes, legal and marketing services and software engineering.
For more information about the SPURonWA grants, visit http://www.spur.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Lands Minister Rita Saffioti:
"The quality of applications demonstrates the number of innovative local entrepreneurs in Western Australia that are realising the power of the State's invaluable location data.
"These grants allow local start-ups to accelerate their ideas, creating a more vibrant and diversified economy.
"Investing in our local innovators through the SPURonWA grants is another demonstration of the McGowan Government's commitment to investing in local job creation and opportunities that support the future prosperity of our State."
Minister's office - 6552 5500
List of grant recipients:
|BD Water Services||BD Water Trading||An online trading platform for buying, selling and managing water licences/allocations in Western Australia.||$15,000|
|Tuggl Pty Ltd||Tuggl - Search bricks-and-mortar store inventory online||Web platform to assist with the search of bricks-and-mortar store inventory online.||$10,000|
|Cognetic Technologies||VRTALS||A Virtual Reality (VR)/Augmented Reality (AR) platform/presentation system designed to make the creation of world-scale, location aware, AR and VR presentations simple and accessible to the general user.||$15,000|
|Sequor Analytics||Aerie||Multi-UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) platform consisting of a network of base stations and UAVs that autonomously collect aerial data with a focus on mining, agricultural and UAV industry.||$15,000|
|Applied Solutions||LocateD||Hardware and software solution to enable the retrieval of location data in areas with no GPS coverage, such as warehouses, underground mines or factories.||$10,000|
|SpecTerra Services||V3 Maps Vine Mapper||Analysis and analytics on imagery data for vine status and block productivity in a GIS format.||$14,200|
|Soar Pty Ltd||Soar global super-map||A decentralised global super-map of the world built on blockchain technology. The super-map will include access to daily satellite imagery feeds, high resolution aerial sensors and drone content collected by the greater community, all connected using blockchain technology.||$10,000|
|Voyant Augment Reality||DropIt||An 'Augmented Reality-native' mobile application for creating, positioning, discovering and sharing virtual and augmented digital content in any physical location in the world.||$10,399|