Landgate gives grants to location tech innovators

By on 12 January, 2022

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Six Western Australian innovators will share a total $150,000 in grant funding from Landgate and DevelopmentWA under the SPUR Location Grants Program, which supports local entrepreneurs, researchers and small businesses in the location information space.

WA Lands Minister Tony Buti said each recipient will receive $25,000 to support their innovative idea to deliver outcomes from location data, using new and emerging technology in the land and property sector.

The recipients and their projects are:

FoundAt — Assist developers using a geo spatial platform combining AR and Digital Twin.

UXMachines — Human AI unmanned aerial vehicle solution for autonomous agricultural duties.

Curtin University — Combining digital twin mapping of IoT sensors and location data to understand residential energy consumption.

Baada Aboriginal Corporation — Cultural engagement model through student education, with a fish feeding, tracking and release program on the Swan River. Apply Indigenous fishery management techniques. Employ passive integrated transponders so students can track ‘their’ fish via an app on their phone.

DueTwo — Automate the due diligence search for mergers and acquisitions (M&As), create an automated workflow platform.

Koya Aboriginal Corporation — Using Traditional Owner knowledge, create a cultural map of the Swan region, specifically to spatially represent sites, assets, stories and practices.

The SPUR Program is supported by DevelopmentWA, Geoscience Australia Positioning Australia, Innovation Central Perth Curtin University, and the WA Departments of Finance; Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; and Planning, Lands and Heritage.

In addition to the grant funding, Landgate and its partnering agencies will provide support and tailored information sessions.

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