September 2016 – Changes to the R&D Tax Incentive: Putting a handbrake on innovation

The R&D Tax Incentive Review paper was released on 28th of September, making recommendations on changes to the scheme – including a proposed $2Million cap on the annual cash refund payable under the R&D Tax Incentive. The proposed…

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R&D tax spend cap should be doubled to $200m: review urges

The amount companies can spend on research and development and receive a tax offset should be doubled to $200 million, a review of the $3 billion R&D tax incentive program has recommended. The R&D tax incentive cost the…

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Tribute to Athina Tsagarakis

The BioMelbourne Network team were saddened to hear of the passing of past staff member, Athina Tsagarakis,  last week at the age of 49 years.  Our condolences to Athina’s family and friends during this difficult time. Members of…

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BioMelbourne Network CEO on MELBOURNE 4.0 Steering Committee

The Committee for Melbourne has announced the members of the MELBOURNE 4.0 Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will drive the MELBOURNE 4.0 engagement process and ensure concrete policy initiatives are identified. Reflective of the Committee for Melbourne’s membership,…

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September 2016 – MTP Connect Competitiveness Plan Consultation Lunch

A new pathway for engagement with the Federal Government on issues concerning the sector is through the recently established  Industry Growth Centres. Last week, BioMelbourne Network held a CEO lunch with Sue MacLeman, CEO MTPConnect as a roundtable…

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