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August 2022

Learn more about the R&D Tax Incentive 

Interested in learning more about the R&D Tax Incentive? Join us for one of our upcoming webinars where we will:

  • walk you through an overview of the program
  • explain the key eligibility criteria that you should review and assess before you apply
  • discuss the application process
  • provide tips for keeping records.
Register now

CSIRO's Innovate to Grow: Advanced Manufacturing program 

Is your business a small to medium-sized enterprise in the advanced manufacturing sector? Does your business want to turn an innovative idea into a research and development (R&D) opportunity?

If so, we encourage you to apply for Innovate to Grow: Advanced Manufacturing.
This free 10-week virtual program, coordinated by CSIRO, will help you harness the power of R&D to turn an idea into reality.

The program will assist you to refine your research question, value proposition, business case and funding proposal. You will also be exposed to industry knowledge, hear from innovation and industry experts and have access to networking opportunities.

Applications for the next intake are open until Monday 22 August 2022, with the program commencing 6 September 2022.

To apply or find out more, we invite you to visit the Innovate to Grow: Advanced Manufacturing site

Innovation Industry and Science Australia

Innovation Industry and Science Australia (IISA or the Board) is an independent board of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and educators. AusIndustry makes decisions on R&D Tax Incentive applications and registrations on behalf of the Board.

The Board advises the Australian Government on innovation, science and research. It produces reports on a range of topics including 'Australia 2030: Prosperity through innovation roadmap' and 'Driving effective Government investment in innovation, science and research'.

The Board also produces an annual report each October. This report discusses the focus of the IISA for that year and provides program updates, including the R&D Tax Incentive.

Catch up on IISA reports

Changes to the R&D Tax Incentive newsletter

We want to let you know that we will soon be sending the R&D Tax Incentive newsletter using a new distribution platform.

You don't need to re-subscribe, and the newsletter will still include the content you're used to. However, it will look a bit different, and come from a new address:

We recommend adding this address to your email contacts or your 'Safe' or 'Preferred Sender' list now, to make sure it does not get marked as spam.

This change will not affect your subscription but you may receive future correspondence relating to your subscriptions to Department of Industry, Science and Resources newsletters.

We've updated our privacy collection statement regarding newsletters. You can read more about the department's privacy policy online .

New department name

On 1 July 2022, the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources became the Department of Industry, Science and Resources.

AusIndustry remains as a division of the department and continues to administer the R&D Tax Incentive program. There are no changes to the operation of the program. Continue to apply to register your R&D activities through our Customer Portal.

The energy functions of the department have moved to the new Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.

The Minister for Industry and Science is the Hon Ed Husic MP. Senator the Hon Tim Ayres is Assistant Minister for Manufacturing and Trade and the Hon Madeleine King MP is the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia.

Find out more

Our integrity framework

As the R&D Tax Incentive is a self-assessment program, we're responsible for ensuring the integrity of the program by checking the eligibility of activities.

Our integrity framework outlines how we will engage with you, based on eligibility risks and company behaviour. We want to work with you to ensure that your activities meet the  requirements to be R&D activities under the legislation. You can read about those requirements in our Guide to Interpretation.

If your application or registration is reviewed, we may send you a guidance letter advising how you can improve future registrations. If we conduct a more formal examination of your activities, you will have the opportunity to provide more information and work with us to ensure we understand your R&D. Keeping good records about the activities you conduct and how they meet the legislative requirements will make this process easier for you if your activities are selected for review.

Our integrity framework  |  13 28 46
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