Applications for SPURonWA grants are now open for WA innovators

Landgate

Applications are now open for Western Australian startups, businesses and individuals working on innovative location-based products or services to apply for the second round of SPURonWA grants.

Three elements underpin SPUR, ‘spurring’ on those willing to explore new ideas - collaboration, stimulation and acceleration.

The grants of up to $25 000 are offered by SPUR—WA’s location and technology hub—which is powered by Landgate. Grants can be used towards:

  • development costs
  • intellectual property protection
  • obtaining business, financial, or marketing advice
  • accessing location data.

In addition to providing financial support, SPUR also offers access to location data, co-working spaces and commercial mentoring.

Peter Markham, SPUR General Manager said the success of the program last year was beyond expectation.

‘In 2016, we received 47 applications and awarded grants to nine innovative WA businesses to help them reach the goals they hope to achieve,’ Peter said.

SPURonWA grants has had many successful applicants, including Western Aerial Mapping, a startup assisting the agricultural sector by using drones to help farmers detect weeds.  SPUR also worked with Instatruck, a load-to-truck matching business which tracks journeys using an innovative online system for mobile devices.

Applications for this round of funding are open until 6 October 2017.

Guidelines, templates and useful links are available on the SPUR website. If you would like more information, contact the Grants Coordinator on 9273 7525 or spuronwagrant@landgate.wa.gov.au