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The government wants feedback on the R&D Tax Incentive – and you have just 10 days left to give it

- October 2, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

The Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI) program is one of the most crucial yet fraught programs supporting the growth of Australian startups. The R&DTI helps offset some of the costs that businesses invest into eligible R&D and the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is looking at reforms to improve how companies engage… Read more »

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The startup sector responds to a scathing report into the fraught R&D Tax Incentive

- December 13, 2019 4 MIN READ

  Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has recommended a suite of reforms to how the beleaguered Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI) in a report released yesterday. The program has caused alarm in the startup sector since the government announced changes to it in the 2018 Budget, looking to save $2.9… Read more »

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The federal government is offering $50,000 grants so you can take your idea global

- June 3, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

The Australian government is offering researchers and businesses up to take their products global under round four of its Global Connections Fund (GCF) Bridging Grants. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the grants are designed to strengthen international partnerships between small businesses and researchers. “Connecting small and medium enterprises with the research… Read more »

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Here’s how the startup community is reacting to the Morrison government’s election win

- May 20, 2019 3 MIN READ

The Australian startup community has welcomed the return of the Morrison government following its surprise election win, despite the fact that the sector barely rated a mention from the Coalition during the campaign Alex McCauley, CEO of the peak national advocacy group for startups, StartupAUS,  said he hoped the result would deliver “a period of… Read more »