Spur grants for local startups

15/12/2016 - 05:34

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The state government’s co-working hub Spur has announced nine local startup companies which will share in $91,000 of grants to help develop their products.

PropertySMS founder Ryan Norrish with colleague Chloe Constantinides.

The state government’s co-working hub Spur has announced nine local startup companies which will share in $91,000 of grants to help develop their products.

The recipients, BuildingApprovals.com, Instatruck, Landguide, PropertySMS, Community Insight Australia, MoneyCatcha, Clark Data Solutions, Global Smart Cities and Western Aerial Mapping, will use the grants to develop new products and services that use location information or technology.

Spur was launched in April and is based at Landgate’s building in Midland.

Lands Minister Terry Redman said the co-working space is designed to help tech-based WA businesses and research organisations develop new innovations using government location and property information.

“Spur offers these companies developer licenses that enable them to explore government location data including information relating to property, roads, imagery and geography,” Mr Redman said.

“Now startups can access SPURonWA grants to pay for activities like intellectual property protection, product development or commercialisation services.

“These grants support emerging WA-based location technology businesses by helping to create industry partnerships and investment opportunities.”

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