Industry research incentives

Industry research incentives

The R&D Tax Incentive

The University of New South Wales is a registered Research Service Provider. Companies interested in partnering with UNSW may be eligible for the Australian Government’s R&D Tax Incentive. The Incentive provides generous support to business, particularly SMEs to conduct eligible research and development activities, through:

  • a 45% refundable tax offset for eligible companies with a turnover of less than $20 million p.a. (equivalent to a 150% tax deduction)
  • a 40% non-refundable tax offset (equivalent to 133% tax deduction) for all other eligible companies

Companies can claim a tax offset for the relevant parts of CRC contributions paid out of the entity’s own funds. See Cooperative Research Centres Program

Partner Organisation contributions to a Linkage Project may be eligible for a R&D Tax incentive to the extent that the expenditure is incurred by an eligible company in respect of eligible R&D activities and provided that all other relevant requirements are met. See Australian Research Council Linkage Projects

Government Support for Industry Engagement
Research Partnerships

The Commonwealth and NSW Governments support industry and university collaboration through tax incentives and matching funding via various funding schemes. Follow the link below for details and more information: