https://www.grantcentral.com.au Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:18:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://www.grantcentral.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/cropped-GC-Icon-1-32x32.png https://www.grantcentral.com.au 32 32 EMDG Applications: When will they be processed? https://www.grantcentral.com.au/emdg-applications-when-will-they-be-processed/ Wed, 12 Apr 2017 02:36:24 +0000 https://www.www.grantcentral.com.au/?p=3239 The figures that I will refer to in this post refer to EMDG applications for the 2015/16 financial year received during the period from 1 July 2016 to 28 February 2017. Austrade received a total of 3,537 applications which was an increase of 216 or 6.5% over the applications received for the 2014/15 financial year. […]

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Export Grant Lodgements for the 15/16 year https://www.grantcentral.com.au/export-grant-lodgements-1516-year/ Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:32:29 +0000 https://www.www.grantcentral.com.au/?p=3228 Austrade has released figures for the EMDG Export Grant applications for the 15/16 financial year. As the EMDG program is a capped program ($132m), it has become the norm that applicants who have had potential grants over $40,000, to have their second tranche payment pro-rated. What this means is that after Austrade has conducted an […]

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Big numbers involved in R&D Tax Incentive https://www.grantcentral.com.au/big-numbers-involved-in-rd-tax-incentive/ Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:45 +0000 https://www.www.grantcentral.com.au/?p=2984 Last week the Australian reported that CBA and the ATO were wrangling over an amount believed to be in excess of $100,000,000 arising from tax breaks claimed for R&D. In the same article, it was reported that the ANZ had used $44,000,000 in income tax offsets, mainly related to R&D, to reduce its tax. Adding […]

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First Accelerating Commercialisation grants awarded https://www.grantcentral.com.au/first-ac-grants-awarded/ Sun, 17 May 2015 05:03:58 +0000 https://www.www.grantcentral.com.au/?p=2965 Almost twelve months after the last funding was announced under the now discontinued Commercialisation Australia program, the first grants under the new Accelerating Commercialisation program have been awarded to two ACT companies. The first company to receive funding is MyHealthTest Pty Ltd who has received the maximum grant of $1 Million. Grant funding will be used to commercialise […]

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The cost of time https://www.grantcentral.com.au/the-cost-of-time/ Tue, 07 Apr 2015 20:55:33 +0000 https://www.www.grantcentral.com.au/?p=2961 One of the areas that many R&D Tax Incentive applicants lose out on in the early stages of a new company undertaking eligible R&D activities is valuing their time spent on undertaking core activity experiments. I was on a call with a potential new applicant and after getting an idea on what has been spent […]

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EMDG deadline https://www.grantcentral.com.au/emdg-deadline-march-2015/ Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:56:56 +0000 https://www.www.grantcentral.com.au/?p=2933   The deadline for Export Grant applications for the 2013/14 financial year is Monday, the 2nd of March 2015. I was talking to a new client during the week and asked them what they had done with their application last year. The client replied “I didn’t submit one as I ran out of time”. As someone who […]

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Ten things about the Accelerating Commercialisation program https://www.grantcentral.com.au/ten-things-about-the-ac-program/ Mon, 03 Nov 2014 01:59:13 +0000 https://www.www.grantcentral.com.au/?p=631 The Department of Industry has issued new guidelines for its Accelerating Commercialisation program. Some observations from an initial reading of the guidelines are as follows: The maximum grant is $1m so based on a 50:50 funding, projects up to $2m can be considered. Your project must aim to commercialise novel intellectual property in the form […]

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R&D Tax Incentive – Key Points for Consideration https://www.grantcentral.com.au/rd-tax-incentive-key-points-for-consideration/ Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:26:21 +0000 https://www.www.grantcentral.com.au/?p=589 The R&D Tax Incentive program opens for applicants from Tuesday 1st of July 2014 and will close on Thursday the 30th of April 2015. Companies who have spent more than $20,000 in eligible expenses on eligible R&D projects are entitled to apply for the R&D Tax Incentive. It is a two step process – an […]

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EMDG Frequently Asked Questions https://www.grantcentral.com.au/emdg-faqs/ Mon, 23 Jun 2014 02:25:50 +0000 https://www.www.grantcentral.com.au/?p=577 Applications open for 2014 EMDG applications on Tuesday 1 July 2014 and for self prepared applicant close on Monday the 1st of December and for applications lodged through certain Austrade approved consultants, the deadline is Monday the 2nd of March 2015. When considering whether to apply for the Export Grant, there are a number of […]

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The 2012/13 Grant Industry Report https://www.grantcentral.com.au/2013_grant_industry_report/ Tue, 01 Apr 2014 01:10:57 +0000 https://www.www.grantcentral.com.au/?p=535 For many potential applicants, advisers and consultants wanting to understand the amount of Government funding that is available to the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector, the process can be daunting. In my 2012/13 Grant Industry Report, I have set out the numbers of applicants and the value of the funds paid out in the R&D Tax […]

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