What kind of projects qualify?

The project must relate to improving scientific technologies or relations and its understandings. It must also deal with uncertainties within the technological and scientific area. Also, a systematic investigation must be incorporated by a qualified personnel.

The following are examples of qualified projects:

  • Experimental development to create new products and services or improving existing products
  • Applied research to improve scientific knowledge with certain application
  • Basic research to improve scientific knowledge
  • Supporting the experimental development, applied research or basic research for the work in engineering, design, operations research, mathematical analysis, computer programming, data collection, testing or psychological research

The following are examples of non-qualified work:

  • Social science and humanities research
  • Commercial production of a new or improved product or process
  • Style changes
  • Market research or sales promotion
  • Quality control
  • Routine testing
  • Routine data collection
  • Refining natural gas and minerals
  • Development based on design or routine engineering practice
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