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How R&D Spending Correlates to Innovation

November 23rd, 2016

          From 2015 to 2016 North America increased R&D spending by 8% rising close to $300 Billion as Europe, Japan and the Rest of the World including Australia fell by 9%, 8% and 3% respectively and China rose by 19%. Many of 2016’s Most Innovative Companies invested over $8 billion in R&D (research and development) this year as calculated by Strategy & Business. Apple and Alphabet, formerly known as Google, have maintained first and second in […]

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Worldwide Innovation Leaders Come Together Over AI

November 14th, 2016

            Tech leaders Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM have joined forces to form the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society (Partnership on AI) announced in September. Just as the name suggests the organization will carry out research and development on artificial intelligence with the fundamental purpose of identifying potential AI challenges for people and society. The partnership hopes that their discoveries will effectively self-regulate the industry independent of government intervention. Why […]

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Silver Mines Limited and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development [2016] AATA 707

October 31st, 2016

The AAT has affirmed the decision of the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development not to exercise the discretion under the Industry Research and Development Act 1986 to grant the taxpayer an extension of time to register for R&D tax concessions for an engineering “conceptual process study” in relation to its silver mining  activities. In 2014, Silver Mines Limited applied to register its past R&D activities for the 2010-11 [under the R&D Tax Concession] and 2011-12 [under the R&D Tax […]

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R&D Tax Incentive Review

October 10th, 2016

As part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda launched in December 2015, the government instigated a review of the R&D Tax Incentive programme, chaired by Mr Bill Ferris AC (Innovation Australia), DR Alan Finkel AO (Chief Scientist) and Mr John Fraser (Secretary to the Treasury). The review sought to identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness and integrity of the programme and sought submissions from a variety of stakeholders (download the Swanson Reed submission here). The results of the review […]

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