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The 2015 Mobile World Congress kicks-off Barcelona on 2nd March with over 80,000 attendees expected to see the latest technology launches from global vendors in the mobile industry and listen to keynote speakers, including for the first time Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. 

The government has proposed changes to the R&D tax relief regime to take effect from 1st April 2015. These include increases in the SME deduction rate from 225% to 230% and restrictions to claims for materials costs, when the materials used in the R&D are included in the product that is sold. Because of the impending […]

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 companies play a major role […]