Food & Beverage
This client of six (6) years is a producer of a variety of gluten-free baked products. Their R&D activities are a good case study of the technical shortfalls in food and beverage recipe design and development that are entirely subjective. For example, taste, texture, aroma, etc., coupled with objective technical gaps associated with production techniques and matters such as ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ dates.
TechAbstract has several other food and beverage clients (dairy, chocolate, frozen food, etc.) who have also undertaken R&D activities to overcome their specific technical shortfalls with product and process.
This client of five (5) years started their R&D activities with the design and development of an ocean-going kayak through many prototype iterations leading to pre-production development and subsequent manufacturing. The transition from prototype fabrication to initial batch production highlighted several technical shortfalls within the manufacturing processes, which required the undertaking of R&D activities to establish the new knowledge required.
North Sydney, NSW
This client of two (2) years is a leading global developer of semantic computing software and is a good case study of a complex software-based Tax Incentive application. The client has generated 28 patents from their R&D activities over the last decade. This client is new to TechAbstract as their prior consultant abandoned them while the company was under review by AusIndustry.
Software clients make up about 40% of Tech Abstract’s clients as software engineering is the growth engine for development that requires the undertaking of R&D activities. TechAbstract is well versed in properly establishing the eligible elements of complex software-based projects that require R&D activities to generate new knowledge to resolve technical gaps.
Chipping Norton, NSW
This client of six (6) years produces original equipment (OE) and aftermarket automotive accessories. The client is a good case study of the application of the R&D Tax Incentive to the design and development of new and revised product and productivity enhancements.
New products have to meet strict performance parameters. This is coupled with the constant burden of cost reduction from the original equipment manufacturers (OEM). As a result, the company often finds that it has technical shortfalls to overcome to meet their customers’ rigid requirements which require product/application-specific R&D activities.
The root cause analysis stage in the continuous improvement process often produces situations which also require the deployment of R&D activities to generate new knowledge for overcoming technical gaps with manufacturing processes.
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