Financing R&D and Innovation in Australia

But claiming an R&D tax offset under the R&D Tax Incentive can be a slow process. This is where R&D finance can help!


R&D finance works hand-in-hand with the Australian Government’s popular and longstanding R&D Tax Incentive. While the R&D Tax Incentive is a fantastic program for businesses conducting research and development activities, receiving the funds can sometimes take many months, or even up to a year.
R&D finance is a financial solution that allows a company to use its future R&D Tax Incentive payments as collateral for an affordable loan. This means you can access your funds throughout the year and reinvest your money sooner.
Accelerate product development and commercialisation through monthly access to capital.
Extend your runway to strengthen your equity negotiation position.
Increase your spend on research and development by up to 35% and compound your tax credit.
Reduce equity dilution by accessing debt to fuel business growth.
Get peace of mind with automatic repayments from your R&D Tax Incentive credits.
BlueRock’s team of R&D Tax Incentive consultants can make this a very streamlined process.
BlueRock’s R&D Tax Incentive consultants will work with you to understand your specific requirements and complete a Term Sheet.
Once the Term Sheet is signed and we have all of the required information, we pass your R&D finance application onto our finance team for a credit review.
Once the application is approved and the documentation has been signed, funds are typically provided within 48 hours.
When the time comes, your facility is repaid automatically from your company tax return. BlueRock’s R&D Tax Incentive consultants will continue to check in with you to ensure you’re on track and are always available to assist you in any way that we can.
Eligibility for R&D finance is fairly straightforward for businesses and focuses on 3 core criteria:
Your business must be conducting R&D activities in Australia
Your R&D expenditure must be on qualified R&D activities
Your annual tax position is a tax loss OR you can offset tax payable with carry forward losses


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