Getting things done faster, cheaper and more sustainably drives competitive advantage & demands continuous financial commitment to R&D to fuel growth and longevity.
Who qualifies for R&D in manufacturing?
Your organisation could be investing time and money to evolve technologies integral to manufacturing. From seeking improvements in existing processes and products, to establishing entirely new ones.
Not surprisingly, around one quarter of all R&D tax credit claims are made annually by this sector.
What types of manufacturing R&D projects may qualify for tax credits?
Innovations to improve the quality and productivity of cells, lines, processing and controls.
Machinery and equipment
Developing apparatus that increases capacity, performance capabilities or efficiencies with materials, formulations and formations.
Developing methods and techniques to reduce plastic, foster biodegradability, reduce toxins and mitigate waste.
Improving product characteristics, aesthetics, performance or profitability through an integrated approach.
What will an R&D manufacturing team look like?
Roles such as electrical, mechanical or chemical engineers, technicians, CAD draftsmen, plant operators and quality control inspectors.
What might qualifying projects for R&D in manufacturing involve?
- Seeking significant gains in productivity, quality or environmental outcomes
- Creating notable improvements to product attributes e.g. quality
- Seeking to incorporate new materials, formulations, substrates, methods and techniques in processes
- Creating substantial improvements in capabilities e.g. accuracy or repeatability
- Improving safety, energy efficiency or reducing environmental impacts
- Resolving system uncertainty through a holistic approach