MedTech Conversations

October 24, 2019
Auckland Bioengineering Institute, Level 1 Large Meeting Room; 70 Symonds St

Thu, 24 October 2019

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM NZDT

Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Auckland Bioengineering Institute, Level 1 Large Meeting Room; 70 Symonds St, Auckalnd

Auckland, 1010

Research and Development Tax Credits – Are we any better off?

About this Event

A time and space for sharing commercialisation experience and knowledge amongst the MedTech CoRE and CMDT communities.

This is an informal event for networking and learning from experienced entrepreneurs and people who can help your ideas and business grow.


This month: Research and Development Tax Credits -Are we any better off?

This months talk will hit all the points:

• Funding challenges for start-ups;

• The new R&D tax credit scheme;

• Who/what is eligible to make a claim?

• What is an eligible R&D activity?

• What constitutes eligible expenditure?

• What if your company makes tax losses?

• How does the approval process work?

• How does the claim process work?

• What other funding options are available?

With Bridget Riley from Anthony Harper

Bridget Riley – Senior Advisor – Tax

Bridget is a South African and New Zealand qualified lawyer and tax specialist. She has over 24 years of tax experience in New Zealand who advises clients on a wide range domestic and international tax-related issues.

Bridget is skilled at advising businesses on tax risk management, tax planning, compliance and dispute resolution both within a New Zealand and international context, ensuring tax fits into her client’s broader commercial objectives. In particular, she has worked with clients with an inbound and outbound focus in the information and technology sectors, advising on international structuring, protection of intellectual property and appropriate transfer pricing charges to maximise return to shareholders. Bridget’s focus is commercial with an objective of obtaining practical and efficient business and tax solutions for her clients.


MedTech Conversations is a lunchtime event to be held every 3rd Thursday of the month - pizza and sushi provided on a first come first served basis.

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