All about core R&D activities
What are core R&D activities?
Core R&D activity is activity that:
- seeks to resolve scientific or technological uncertainty
- follows a systematic approach
- seeks to create new knowledge, or new or improved processes, services or goods.
Where can core R&D activities be carried out?
An activity must be performed in New Zealand to qualify as core R&D activity.
When does core R&D activity begin and end?
As a guide, core R&D activity generally:
- begins once you have identified a scientific or technological uncertainty and decided to take a planned approach to resolve it
- ends when you stop measuring and evaluating the extent to which the uncertainty has been resolved.
Examples of core R&D activity
Core R&D activity can include things like:
- designing and documenting the systematic approach of testing
- conducting the tests, analysis or experiments
- evaluating the results and feeding them back to modify the original proposition.
How many core R&D activities can I have?
There must be at least one core R&D activity per project, but some projects may have more than one core R&D activity.
There are some things that don’t qualify as core R&D activities.
Find out more about excluded activities.