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About this sector

laboratory e.g. materials, formulas and products.

Most science operations are all about creating something new or optimising something that already exists covering everything from new chemical formulas, to the equipment they were created with.

What can be claimed

  • Bluetooth temperature measurement devices
  • Inventing a new high tensile material
  • Developing a chemical analysis machine
  • Developing a new active pharmaceutical ingredient to treat a specific disease
  • New / Improved specialist shampoo chemical formula

Why can this be claimed

When using science / technology to create or improve existing products / processes beyond current capabilities there is often scientific / technical challenges that need to be overcome to be successful. Where this is the case, it is likely to be qualifying R&D.

Science uk

2014-15 Expenditure