What we do

We help entrepreneurs and businesses impact the world around us – the real risk-takers who innovate to improve what we all do, our environment, and how we live. We define innovation as the process of bringing value to great ideas. We focus on industrial, manufacturing, mining, agriculture, medical, and digital businesses to name just a few.

Whether you are a start-up or an established business, we get that this is a big part of who you are. So we take the time to understand you and your business and how we can help you succeed. We make sure the infrastructure and funding is in place to support your focus on innovation, and that the way ahead is clear. As you innovate and grow, we have got your back.

  • Our clients believe that innovation coupled with sound financial management drives their business
  • Our clients upscale their investment in R&D purposefully, using external funding and expertise to compete on a bigger stage
  • Our clients develop their IP as a strategic asset, linking investment in R&D to market driven opportunities that create competitive advantage

We succeed when we have added value and impact to your ideas.

Our services

Whether you are a start-up business or an established company we can help you:

Innovation news

Uncertainty remains: R&D Tax changes

Last night the ScoMo announced changes to the R&D Tax Incentive scheme, impacting the budget by delivering a $2.4B saving to the budget bottom line over 4 years. In 2016-17, the annual cost of the scheme reached nearly $3B. The changes are therefore projected to...

JobsforNSW Grants

The new $190m 'Jobs for NSW' fund unashamedly channels NSW Government  business grant support programs to start-up and established growth business with a high potential to grow employment. In other news, the Turnbull Government has introduced legislation as part of...

AusIndustry R&D concerns

R&D compliance AusIndustry and the ATO recently discussed R&D compliance concerns with the R&D advice community. There are two points worth noting: The Registration Application is not a form-filling exercise. The RA is designed to allow AusIndustry to assess R&D...

Showcase: celebrating our innovators

Flight simulator revolution

Synflyt Pty Limited has patented an innovative low cost fully featured motion simulator to train student pilots in general aviation. Background The airline industry projects demand for 1.3M new commercial passenger pilots by 2035 to replace retiring pilots and cater...

Coal drying technology

Ahrko Systems has developed a revolutionary low cost method to dry brown coals, sands and ores. Background Coal energy generation requires wet coals like brown coals to be dried before use. Because the drying stage is very energy intensive and costly, it...

Technology reshaping coal

Nu-Rock Technology uses waste products like fly ash, slag and mining fines to produce new building materials. Product benefits Nu-Rock’s products require 1.5% of the energy needed to produce conventional building materials, and are up to 50% cheaper at wholesale...

Client journeys

What is all the doo with Films?

Catch up with William Page, co-founder of Filmdoo, to hear his start-up journey. My introduction to the world of start-ups has been rather unconventional. As a corporate lawyer I used to advise venture capital funds on their fund formation and on making early stage...

Dadndave’s craft beer

Catch up with John Dumay, half of the men behind Dad 'n Dave's Brewing, to hear his start-up journey. Dad, (John) started brewing 29 years ago, when as a young father he could not afford commercial beer, so he made his own. When Dave was a small boy, he used to help...

A 5 year journey

We catch up with Darryl Brock, the man behind Australian Hydrogen Conversions, to hear his start-up journey. The hardest thing about my journey ....  overcoming every roadblock that falls in your way. Australian Hydrogen Conversions started as a conversation with my...

Our point of view

Why invest in R&D?

This is a re-purposed post from Dr Ken Foster, an R&D consultant in the USA, and is mirrored by the Harvard Business review.  It neatly encapsulates aspects of our philosophy, namely that your investment in R&D is a strategic lever for growth. Leaders and laggards...

Budget 2018: As expected, really

Still crazy after all these years At a budget dinner last night hosted by InnovationAus the room was asked whether the Government was doing enough to support 'innovation’.  Innovation is one of those terms of ubiquity Londoners might once have used to describe a pea...

Service innovation

Service innovation Service innovation is often perceived as the poor cousin of product innovation.  It is less tangible, less visible, less explicable, perceived as easier to duplicate and is often less rewarded by business and Government as exemplars of great...