There is a continued challenge within the oil and gas sector to find and produce energy to meet global energy demands, whilst facing the challenges of easy oil decline and difficult to explore resources in areas of limited accessibility. The top three drivers of research are improving operational efficiency, improving safety and reducing costs. These…

The Canadian software and gaming industries have been undergoing an evolutionary change with cloud computing, mobile computing, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and IT consumerisation; driving permanent shifts in the basic structure of the industries. These trends are forcing software and gaming vendors to substantially rethink the way they develop, price,…

Braithwaite Canada has outlined some eligible R&D activities in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries for companies to become more familiar with when determining their SR&ED projects. General Pharmaceutical-based R&D activities that may be eligible: Development of a drug formulation, or an improved formulation. Replacing an API, raw material or preservatives in a formulation. Development…

The Chemical sector is a growing sector in Canada with a combination of well-established facilities and world-class scientists. The sector stretches from oil companies through to commodities, polymers, and pharmaceuticals. Whilst initial discoveries may be made in the laboratory, considerable developmental activity can then be expended in converting these into realistic industrial processes and applications.…

The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credit is a lucrative Provincial and Federal program developed to increase growth and prosperity within Canada for CCPC organizations, non-CCPC organizations, individuals and members of a partnership. While the tax relief program provides a lucrative return of SR&ED investment, there are common concerns shared among companies that…