Understanding Innovation Precincts with BizValidator

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Project Description


BizValidator makes it easy for businesses to find the information they need through a government portal. The portal generates a rich dataset of user behaviour that can be used to evaluate the performance of government grant programs and innovation precincts.


Data Story


Hosted and owned by the government, the portal then allows for feedback as to what businesses care about in their location decisions and areas that receive the most interest. The portal generates a rich dataset of user behaviour that can be used to evaluate the performance of government grant programs and innovation precincts.

The platform is designed using a modular open source structure making it easy to extend and modify. With the ability to convert data from anywhere into a standardised grid, it may be used by any city in Australia or even internationally. An API standard has been developed for each of the decision support and indicator modules, to make it easy to add additional models, or even allow users to upload custom data.

This system is designed to scale infinitely but key datasets include:

Victorian and NSW Government Public transport stop locations
Liverpool City Council Pedestrian Sensor data.
Australian Government Stocktake of Australian Innovation Precincts


Evidence of Work

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Team DataSets

NSW DATA: Train Station Entrance Locations

Description of Use: We used this data as part of a rasterised heatmap.

Data Set

Liverpool Sensor Data

Description of Use: BizValidator provides businesses with insight for location decisions. From user research we found that passing foot traffic is of key importance to many businesses, especially seasonal data. This data-set provides detailed temporal data required and has been integrated into the platform

Data Set

PTV Metro Train Stations

Description of Use: Used as a weighted indicator to determine an area's popularity and success.

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Stocktake of Australian Innovation Precincts – June 2019

Description of Use: User behaviour from the BizValidator portal is correlated with the locations contained within this dataset, providing insight into the performance of innovation precincts

Data Set

Challenges

Leveraging innovation precincts to drive economic prosperity.

Region: Australia

Challenge

Ultimo: what are the building blocks of an innovative precinct?

Region: New South Wales

Challenge

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