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St Patrick’s Day Special: Could You Be Claiming the R&D Tax for Beverage Innovation?

March 16th, 2016

March 17th, the annual holiday honouring Irish heritage—or of a cartoon version thereof anyway—is indeed a day worth celebrating for the makers and purveyors of whiskey, beer and green attire. However, holiday or not, the whiskey beverage industry may already be celebrating due to a soar in popularity in recent years. In fact, Australians now drink almost 19 million glasses of whiskey in an average four weeks—around three million more glasses than in 2009. Moreover, young Australian’s in their 20s […]

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Biotech Firms Warn Against Changes to the R&D Tax Incentive

March 14th, 2016

There is a pervading fear in Australia that our best and brightest are failing to find opportunities locally and are instead vying for work overseas. ‘Brain Drain’, as it’s coined in public discourse, has subsequently become one of the key concerns for the Australian Government. Thus, as a response to dwindling innovation levels and in attempts to reverse the ‘brain drain’, the Australian government released the National Innovation and Science Agenda in December last year. In launching the agenda, the […]

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App Developers, Have You Considered the R&D Tax Incentive?

March 11th, 2016

By 2020, 70 percent of the population will have smartphones. Accordingly, the dominant presence of smartphones is greatly expanding the scope of mobile phone software development. The “App Economy”, as it is branded, is indeed mounting as it intertwines with the phenomenal increase in mobile phone penetration. As a result, mobile application development has emerged as a leading category in the software industry. Typically, the development of this unique software for both iOS and Android platforms often requires extensive research […]

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The Geography of Innovation: Does Location Matter?

March 10th, 2016

Traditionally, the landscape of innovation has been dominated by locations such as Silicon Valley or New York. However, a contemporary urban model is now emerging around the globe, giving rise to what is known as “innovation clusters”. By definition, innovation clusters are described as groupings of independent undertakings — innovative start-ups, small, medium and large undertakings as well as research organisations — operating in a particular region and designed to stimulate innovative activity. Fittingly, Australia’s latest Prime Minister has recently pinned […]

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Bryce Steele
Principal, Melbourne
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Tom Parkhouse
Principal, Sydney
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Andy Nguyen
Principal, Brisbane
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Kieu McKellar
Manager, Adelaide
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David Greatwich
Principal, Perth
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Sarah Guan
Manager, Hobart
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