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Innovation at the Farm Gate: How Australia Can Leverage a Growing Agriculture Sector

February 19th, 2016

Between now and 2050 the world’s food system will need to harvest 70 per cent more food to nourish an increasingly crowded world. As the global population trudges towards 9 billion by 2050 and land and water resources decline, never has the task of producing more from less been more imperative. Essentially, these figures reveal that the role of Agriculture on a global scale will no doubt become more paramount in the following years. In fact, Agriculture is one of […]

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The Cost of Time When Claiming the R&D Tax Incentive: Salaries

February 18th, 2016

One of the areas that many R&D Tax Incentive claimants miss out on in the initial stages of undertaking eligible R&D activities is valuing the time spent on core activities. If you are not paying salaries this year as you are trying to keep costs low whilst you commence your R&D start-up business, you may want to think again. To elaborate, salaries – including that of management and support staff – are an example of R&D Expenditure. However, it is […]

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Australia Launches First IoT Innovation Hub in Sydney

February 17th, 2016

Smart kettles, fridges that keep tabs on when the milk is going off, tweeting catflaps, connected keyless locks that let your cleaner in but keep your mother-in-law out — the Internet of Things (IoT) is, as they say, most definitely a thing. Whether it’s on the consumer side of wearable tech, such as gadgets that measure your heart rate or monitor your sleep, or cities with everything smart, the march towards IoT is going full steam ahead. By the turn of the […]

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Innovation in Australia: Collaborate or Cease?

February 16th, 2016

 “Innovate or Die” – the saying has become somewhat of a proverb of late in Australia as Turnbull pushes forward his Innovation Agenda in 2016. However, should the motto be “collaborate or cease” instead? To elaborate, last week an Issues Paper (PDF 611KB) was released reviewing the Australian R&D Tax Incentive. The review confirms that Australian businesses still have the lowest rates of the OECD pack when it comes to R&D collaboration with universities and other research organisations. In specific, fewer […]

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Bryce Steele
Principal, Melbourne
Tel: (03) 9018 5778
Mob: 0435 713 493
Tom Parkhouse
Principal, Sydney
Tel: (02) 8006 0559
Mob: 0435 713 493
Andy Nguyen
Principal, Brisbane
Tel: (07) 3221 1499
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Kieu McKellar
Manager, Adelaide
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David Greatwich
Principal, Perth
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Krishna Gungaram
Manager, Hobart
Tel: (03) 9018 5778
Mob: 0435 713 493



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