Draft R&D Tax Incentive Legislation. The Government is now seeking stakeholder feedback

On the 29th June 2018, Treasurer Scott Morrison and Senator Michaelia Cash, Minister for Jobs and Innovation, released a joint media statement regarding changes to the Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI) and released draft legislation for public comment.  There is an opportunity for the Australian Innovation Research Group and/or individual AIRG Members to provide a response on the implementation of the proposed amendments.  Interested stakeholders are encouraged by the Government to provide their views by Thursday 26 July 2018.  AIRG has compiled information regarding the draft legislation and the feedback process.  See more ......

The Government has released its response to the Australia 2030 Plan: Prosperity through Innovation

As a follow on to his last Innovation Insight related to the Australian Government’s 2018-19 Budget, in Innovation Insight #7 Peter Williamson offers some of his personal views on the Government’s recent response to Innovation and Science Australia’s recommendations in the 2030 Plan in the context of the Budget and recent Melbourne Round Table discussions related to the direction of Government policy and its effects on the level and character of Australian R&D. Read More ......

Call for submissions for 2018 Journal of the Korean Industrial Technology Association (KOITA)

AIRG’s Korean partner, KOITA, via our membership of the World Federation of Industrial Research Associations (W-FIRA) has sent a request for papers from AIRG Members with the theme “2018 R&D Trends Forecast” to be submitted for inclusion in the January 2018 edition of the KOITA Journal “Technology plus Innovation”.  Our counterpart at KOITA, Dae-Kwon Lee, has offered the attached copy of an article with the same theme for 2017 from our RTM publication for your information. Read more here