Swanson Reed News

Policy Changes: Driving Innovation or a Reaction to Trends?

March 9th, 2016

Using the medical technology (medtech) industry as an example, we pose the question: do policy changes fuel innovation, or are they merely a reaction to emerging trends?  Over the last three decades, medical technologies have transformed many previously untreatable diseases into manageable long-term conditions. However, as the global disease burden evolves there is a continuing need to develop new and more effective medicines.  As a result, companies operating at the intersection of technology and medical science are attracting increasing attention as […]

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Overcoming the Bottlenecks in Financing Innovative Start-Ups

March 4th, 2016

Undeniably, we live in the so called “digital age”. Innovation has formed an important role in our modern society and has been touted as the blueprint to success by the Turnbull government. It plays a key role for medical and environmental improvements, and by its commercialisation, the digital industry also has potential material economic impact. Thus, it is crucial to fully understand innovation’s drivers and processes – from both a socio-economic and a business perspective. Within this scope, adequacy financing […]

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Does the R&D Tax Incentive Need Changing?

March 3rd, 2016

In launching the National Innovation and Science Agenda last year, the Australian Government announced that they would be undertaking a review of the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive programme to make it better accessible to the business sector. At present, the review is currently underway and it is expected to report to Government in April 2016. Proposing the question, does Australia’s R&D Tax Incentive need changing? The Current Performance In its current form, Australia has a competitive R&D tax […]

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How Start-ups Can Benefit From the Overlooked R&D Tax Incentive

March 2nd, 2016

From finding a $20 note in your back pocket to discovering a gold mine of spare change lurking in the cushions of your sofa, undeniably, the act of finding money is exhilarating. Your mind wanders as you begin to envision the endless possibilities available to you and your new found money. However, in the back your mind, a lingering voice pries, “are there other saving opportunities I may be missing out on?’ As a start-up you may be disregarding savings […]

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Bryce Steele
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Tom Parkhouse
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Kieu McKellar
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David Greatwich
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Krishna Gungaram
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