Data hub to support innovation

07/04/2016 - 14:55

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The state government has launched a new co-working space designed to give technology-based businesses, startups and educational institutions access to its extensive property data

Lands Minister Terry Redman (right) with Landgate chief executive Mike Bradford and Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier, Alyssa Hayden, at the launch.

The state government has launched a new co-working space designed to give technology-based businesses, startups and educational institutions access to its extensive property data.

The new hub, named Spur, is based at Landgate’s building in Midland, and will provide businesses with resources and networking opportunities to grow their services and projects.

“This new data hub will offer developer licences and enable these groups to explore government location data including information relating to property, roads, imagery and geography,” Lands Minister Terry Redman said.

Landgate has already helped a number of local startups to create prototypes of public safety, mining and other applications that use location information.”

He said groups would also have the opportunity to network at Spur events where they will be encouraged to collaborate to help solve industry and government challenges using location data.

“They will be able to apply for innovation grants and seed funding through Landgate to help them with the development of technologies and products that use data location,” Mr Redman said.

“This will be through an open, competitive application process.”

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