MSC R&D Blog

The UK government has announced that trials will begin this summer on prototype driverless cars using public roads in Greenwich, Milton Keynes Coventry and Bristol.

Seemingly going against the global consensus of increasing companies’ tax breaks for innovation, the Australian government this week announced its intention to retrospectively restrict R&D tax credits to an annual expenditure cap of $100 million per claimant with effect from 1 July 2014.

MSC R&D was delighted to help start-up company Get Socialite recently obtain an Innovate UK Smart Proof of Concept R&D grant.

According to two political think-tanks, swingeing government cuts due to be implemented after May’s General Election could result in the Department for Business and Skills being abolished entirely.

It has long been accepted wisdom in the UK that one of the reasons for Silicon Valley’s vibrant and entrepreneurial technology sector is that US investors are much more accepting of failure.

The Government has now made available for download its long-term strategy to make the UK “the best place in the world for science and business”.

2015 sees MSC R&D celebrating its first quarter-century of helping some of the UK’s most leading edge technology companies to finance their R&D programmes and grow their business.

Derek Allen, the Lead Technologist for energy generation and supply at Innovate UK, has today spoken of the importance of UK SMEs in creating a “new dawn” for the UK’s nuclear energy sector. With most existing nuclear plants set to reach the end of their lifespan by 2030, it is crucial that UK […]

There are now just two Smart R&D Grant funding rounds before the General Election is held in May 2015.  Applications for Smart R&D grants are submitted against batch assessment dates which Innovate UK has announced will be on 25 January 2015 and 26 March 2015.

With the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement increasing the rate of the R&D Expenditure Credit (RDEC) from 10% to 11% from April 2015, there has never been a better time to apply for R&D grant funding whilst simultaneously benefiting from R&D Tax Relief.