This informative free workshop , hosted by Arise (formerly known as the MedBic) at Anglia Ruskin University, will give practical guidance and look at how to access the full spectrum of public funding options available, including R&D capital allowances and tax credits, Patent Box, and Innovate UK Loans & Grants.
Part one – presentation
• Sources of Government Funding
– InnovateUK Grants
– InnovateUK Loans
– Patent box
– R&D capital allowances
• R&D tax credits
– What qualifies as R&D expenditure?
– How to deal with HMRC enquiries
– Advanced funding
– How EmpowerRD processes R&D claims
Hari Sandhu, founder of EmpowerRD. Before founding EmpowerRD, Hari was government incentives sector lead at PwC. As a member of HMRC’s consultative committee, Hari also advises government on the best means to incentivise innovation in the economy. He’s processed claims for companies ranging from early-stage start-ups to blue-chip multinationals like HP and RBS.
Part two – 1:1 Sessions
The second half of the session offers a limited number of attendees from part one the opportunity to meet 1:1 with EmpowerRD and receive specific advice on the eligibility of their business for R&D tax credits and advanced funding, how to optimise claims, and how the financial decisions you make now could affect future claims.