WHAT IS OUR POSITION ?
R&D and innovation are crucial for the conversion of some industries and the future growth of the economy. Both national and regional policy must implement the framework conditions and actions necessary for these innovations and changes by creating the best possible climate. For the Federal authorities, it involves the tax treatment of R&D and innovation and participation in international research programmes (ESA, ITER, etc.).
The Michel government has adopted a number of measures favourable to R&D and innovation. These have contributed to an increase in the R&D intensity of our economy, which brings us close to the 3% standard.
Agoria is asking the next Federal government to maintain the tax framework favourable to research together with participation in research programmes in the aerospace and energy field, which are important for the technology industry.
WHAT ARE OUR CONCRETE RECOMMENDATIONS ?
- Maintain the existing measure of reduction of withholding tax on professional income for researchers.
- Also support researchers active in R&D projects for business model innovation and not only process and product innovation.
- Continue Federal participation in international research programmes and in the fields of aerospace, energy, etc