Expanding Overseas?

We Can Assist You With Export Grants​

Accelerate Your Growth With Funding For Up To 50% Of Your Export Marketing Costs. 

15 Years
Of Experience

Claim Up
To $300,000

Complete Application Management

Highest Level Of Compliance

What Can We Do For You?

Maximise Your R&D Entitlement

Understanding what projects and which activities can be included in your R&D claim can be difficult and is often overlooked or incorrectly claimed by applicants, with some businesses choosing not to claim at all. We can assist in helping you to understand the eligibility criteria and to also meet the compliance requirements. 

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Undertaking a preliminary assessment of current activities undertaken, to determine the likelihood of securing assistance under various programmes.

Undertake site visits, meeting and learning sessions with you and your key technical and financial team as required to assist in preparing the grant claim.

Assist in creating business plans, feasibiity plans and other important documents to ensure success in a grant submission.

Assist you with the preparation and collation of any technical documentation required. Disseminate and collate any other relevant material necessary to adequately prepare the grant application.

Identify and communicate any potential issues associated with the projects and activity expenses to be included in the grant application, including the appropriateness of any contemporaneous documentation.

Prepare and lodge the grant application for submission with the relevant authority;

Reworking and verifying the financial forecast, cash flows and eligibility of the different types of project costs associated with the proposed project.

Addressing any issues that may arise associated with the consideration of the funding application by the relevant authorities, including attendance at meetings as necessary.

Preparation of initial and ongoing funding claims and associated follow-up to ensure allocated funding is promptly received.

Claim Up To $300,000 & Receive Up To $150,000

We Can Assist You With Export Grants

EMDG Applications Due 30th November, 2021

The Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) is the Federal Government’s principal programme to assist Australian businesses to export its products, services and know-how overseas.

This entitlement-based program provides up to 50% of eligible expenditure to defray the costs associated with setting up an overseas office and employing an overseas representative, including the cost of overseas office rent and on-costs. The program also reimburses the cost of engaging overseas marketing consultants, attending trade shows and conferences, creation and dissemination of promotional literature and free samples, and IP registration and insurance costs.

Applicants can often find it difficult to understand how to apply the eligibility criteria to their business, in particular when setting up an office or representative overseas, or working within multi-entity group. We can assist in helping you identify eligible expenditure, eligible activities and which entity is entitled to make a EMDG claim.

What Can We Do For You?

How Can We Help?

We Work With Clients Across A Range Of Industries

ICT/Software Development

Healthcare Products

Energy Efficient Technology

Fast Moving
Consumer Goods

Mining & Natural Gas

Biotech & Agriculture


Food Sciences

Maximise Your R&D Claims

Research & Development Tax Incentives

2019/20 Applications Due Before 30th April, 2021

The R&D Tax Incentive is a broad based program to support Australian innovation and competitiveness by providing tax offsets for eligible expenditure incurred to undertake experimental activities which generate new knowledge to develop a new or improved product, material, device, process, service or methodology. It’s an entitlement based program which in many cases allows companies to receive ‘cash’ refunds.

How Can We Help You?

Frequently Asked Questions

The R&D Tax Incentive is a Federal Government principal program to incentivise businesses to engage in R&D projects and activities in Australia. The R&D Tax Incentive is a broad-based, market-driven program available to a wide range of industries that defray the cost of R&D through either refundable or non-refundable tax offsets.

1. A 43.5% Refundable Tax Offset

Offers up to 43.5% refundable tax offset on eligible R&D activities, for businesses that have an annual turnover of less than $20 million, and are not controlled by a tax-exempt entity.

2. A 38.5% Non-Refundable Tax Offset

Equivalent to 128 per cent deduction for eligible
entities with a turnover above $20 million (tax loss
entities may be able to carry forward their offset
to future income years).

Applicants must be either:
  •  A company incorporated in Australia
  •  A corporation that is an Australian resident for tax purposes;
  • A foreign corporation that carries out R&D activities through a permanent establishment in Australia; or
  • A corporation acting as trustee for a public trading trust.
  • The program is administered jointly by AusIndustry and the ATO. Applications for Registration of R&D activities must be made to AusIndustry no longer then 10 months after a financial year end. For example, by 30 April preceding a 30 June year end or by 31 October preceding a 31 December year end.
    Expenses relating to an eligible ‘core’ or ‘supporting’ R&D Activity including:
  • Salaries and wages (including oncosts)
  • Direct materials
  • Contractors
  • Reasonable overhead expenditure i.e. rent, lease, electricity
  • Costs of undertaking trials
  • Depreciation of Assets used exclusively in R&D
  • The Landscape Of Government

    Commercialisation & Business Expansion Grants

    Funding and assistance programs are available for many types of businesses across all levels of government, however are competitively assessed and are often targeted toward certain industry sectors, locations, demographics, enterprise and SMEs. Often, competitive grant applications are prospective, meaning that the applications must be submitted in advance of undertaking an activity or commencing a project and require matched funding.

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    What Can We Do For You?

    Business Advisory

    Innovation & Commercialisation

    We understand innovation commercialisation and can help you with innovation and commercialisation strategy, corporate advisory, private equity, growth capital, structuring, funding management, documentation & compliance.

    Defining and implementing the best strategy to achieve this is key. We can assist with innovation and commercialisation strategies, and corporate advisory services to achieve business growth and maximise value.

    We help businesses access funding through the stages of commercialisation, from tax incentives to providing corporate structuring strategic advice in order to attract external investment, small scale equity raising and debt funding. We don’t just maximise your grant funding, rather we take an all-encompassing approach to business operations to free up potential working capital.

    What Can We Do For You?

    What Can We Do For You?

    Access Capital To Grow Your Business

    Grants & Incentive Programs

    We understand what drives you in your business; we have been driving businesses like yours for over 15 years and have clients all over the nation. Whether you are a start-up looking for incubator funding, or a nationally headquartered corporation wanting to determine the most effective structuring plan to commercialise into overseas markets; we share your vision for your business and will meticulously tailor an integrated and innovation solution to help you achieve your goals.

    Eligible For An R&D Tax Refund?

    What R&D Grants Are Available?

    Are you marketing or promoting Australian products or services overseas? Have you incurred expenses for undertaking overseas visits, attending trade shows, engaging marketing consultants, providing free
    samples, or costs associated with International IP protection? If so, you may be eligible for a Grant.

    The Export Market Development Grant (EMDG)
    scheme is the Australian Government’s principal program to support Australian export and is designed to help defray the costs of promoting and marketing Australian products and services overseas.

    The program provides reimbursement of
    approximately 50% of the eligible expenditure incurred to a maximum of $150,000 per annum. Applicants must be Australian resident entities with a total annual turnover of less than A$50 million and must have spent at least $15,000 in overseas marketing.

    It supports a wide range of industry sectors and products, including inbound tourism and the export of intellectual property and know-how outside of Australia.

    The Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme (EIP) is the Federal Governments $484.2 million initiative to support Australian businesses to improve competitiveness and commercialise ideas.

    Supports Queensland based start-ups and small to medium Queensland businesses to commercialise innovative products, processes and services to enable them to grow and compete in a global market and create new jobs.Two tiers of funding are available:

    Tier 1
    Up to $100,000 (excluding GST) for projects of up to 12 months duration.

    Tier 2
    Greater than $100,000 and up to $200,000 (excluding GST) for projects of up to 24 months duration.

    The Medical Devices Fund aims to provide support to individuals, companies, public and private hospitals, medical research institutes, universities and the medical devices industry, to take local innovation to market.

    It also seeks to increase the uptake of NSW medical devices by the health system where they are cost effective and contribute to improved patient outcomes.

    Since the first round in 2013, recipients of the NSW Medical Devices Fund have been awarded more than $55 million for 35 technologies. The fund invests in the development and commercialisation of medical devices and related technologies in NSW, with some past recipients later gaining high-profile investors.

    Victorian companies can apply for up to $500,000 in funding to invest in their manufacturing operations as part of the Future Industries Manufacturing Program.

    Victorian-based companies will be able to use the funding to invest in new manufacturing technologies and processes that will generate sustainable new local jobs, including high-value jobs, improve productivity and international competitiveness and target growth opportunities.

    The Manufacturing Program is part of the $200 million Future Industries Fund which is guiding future investment in six key industry sectors with high growth potential and the capacity to create new jobs and investment in Victoria.

    The $3 million Latrobe Valley Energy and Growth Program (LVEGP) capitalises on the Valley’s extensive renewable energy resource potential, skilled workforce, and proud history of energy and engineering,

    The LVEGP makes available $3 million in grants to fund both industry and community-led projects across the Local Government Areas of Latrobe City, Baw Baw, and Wellington.

    This new Program will fund implementation ready community and industry projects that increase the uptake of renewable energy generation, management, and storage technologies, and that draw on local skills and services.

    It will grow local businesses and capitalise on the Latrobe Valley’s diverse clean energy resources, skilled workforce, and accessible transmission infrastructure connected to the National Energy Market (NEM).

    The Innovation Vouchers Program can provide your SME with the financial boost it needs to access professional skills, services or knowledge, enabling you to advance your idea or commercial activity in Western Australia.

    The WA Government recognises that SMEs have great ideas, but that taking these ideas and turning them into new and sustainable business opportunities with real commercial outcomes can be difficult.

    The program is designed to assist innovators to overcome some of the barriers on the path to commercialisation. It aims to catalyse new relationships between SMEs, research providers and specialist commercialisation support services, or to move tentative collaborations into a productive relationship.

    We're Experts In Accessing & Securing R&D Incentives & Grants

    Meet Our Team

    Our team have been successful in preparing and defending claims across multiple tax jurisdictions and numerous industries. We have extensive experience in energy and resources, mining, engineering and construction, manufacturing, FMCG, ICT and software development, agriculture, biotechnology, and food sciences industries. We have prepared claims for businesses ranging from small proprietary enterprises, through to large, multi-national organisations.

    Kevin Nicol

    CEO | Executive Director

    Eric Nicol

    CFO| Executive Director

    Matt White

    Relationship Manager | Associate Director

    Tim Coates

    Account Manager

    Rachel Seath

    Account Manager

    Amy Youman

    Account Manager

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