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How Can Companies Cross the ‘Valley of Death?’

March 23rd, 2016

The valley of death, whilst the expression may spur images of dystopian lowland, the meaning is far less sinister – nonetheless, bridging it can be a nightmare. For those who are unaware, the commercialisation of innovation is often caricatured as the melancholic term, ‘the valley of death’. In relation to this, the 2015 Australian Innovation System Report, released last year by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, stated that Australia is exceptional when it comes to research, but the […]

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Architecting the Internet of Things (IoT): How the R&D Tax Incentive Can Help

March 21st, 2016

In Australia, the discourse of business and government is rife with mentions to innovation, disruption and dexterity. As a result, the policy settings of government and our macroeconomic environment has seen a shift in the traditional backbone of our economy. We’ve moved from a mining-led economy to one which is increasingly driven by technology and innovation. Consider, for example, the fact that by the turn of the century there were approximately 200 million objects connected via the Internet, predominantly human-operated […]

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R&D Tax Incentive Deadline Looms

March 17th, 2016

‘Innovation’, the term alone has somewhat formed a place in the Australian vernacular in recent months. The buzzword skyrocketed into popularity when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull issued its National Innovation and Science Agenda in December, detailing plans to increase innovation, entrepreneurship and reward risk tasking. Thus, with Australia embarking on an ‘ideas boom’ in 2016, the role of research and development (R&D) may become pivotal to businesses in the private sector. With this in mind, when it comes to government incentives […]

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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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Bryce Steele
Principal, Melbourne
Tel: (03) 9018 5778
Mob: 0435 713 493
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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Krishna Gungaram
Manager, Hobart
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