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According to Cisco Europe’s Director of Innovation, speaking at techUK’s Supercharging the Digital Economy, 50% is way too low to be good!

What is research and development?  It depends entirely on who you ask.  A Technical Director is likely to set the bar higher than a Financial Director.  Someone in the metal forming industry will probably set the bar lower than a counterpart in the space industry.  So, who’s assessment is correct?

If you don’t register your trademark, then someone else can. This immediately puts your business and any product or service development you are undertaking at risk.

As an SME involved in R&D grants offer the opportunity to extend the research budget, to develop  competitive technology and bring new products to market more quickly.  Why would you pay for advice; you can read the calls for bids and their associated notes, you are perfectly capable of answering […]

A variety of grant schemes offer funding for “Collaborative” projects.  The European Commission, Innovate UK and several others have schemes of this type.  When discussing grant funding opportunities with SMEs I am often faced with the reaction “we don’t want to work with competitors – it’s too risky”.

The size of grants varies considerably between schemes, provider organisations and type of recipient.  It is also worth noting that the size of the grant can vary significantly in percentage terms as a proportion of the total cost of the project.  So, what does this mean for your R&D project?

05 Sep
2018

Why apply for grants

Grant funding is available from a wide range of sources to support SMEs in the development of new products and services. Some grants can be substantial. However, grant funding is competitive and significant effort is required to make submission – so, why would an SME do this?

MSC R&D’s Technical Due Diligence Team provides valuable insight during another successful investment process, led by Maven Capital Partners .

The Construction industry is one that has seen great demand for MSC R&D’s R&D Tax Credit services in recent months, with five new clients signed up and refunds averaging £35k.

A property capital allowance claim isn’t purely calculating the value of property embedded fixtures & fittings that qualify for tax relief, we feel it’s just as important to understand how a claim can best be applied to a clients tax position.