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Redefining SR&ED strategic partnerships from applied expertise to execution

About Us

think.SRED is a collective of experts who are actively involved in a distinct segment of the Canadian marketplace; companies involved with innovation. Our team has confidently directed hundreds of Canadian companies while submitting more than $100 million in applications to the SR&ED Incentive Program. To ensure our clients receive the most value from their partnership with think.SRED, our leadership team is comprised of experienced software architects, legal experts, accountants and scientists who offer advisory services in these areas, broadening our value proposition to companies of all sizes.

think.SRED focus our efforts in the following core industry sectors: Software Development & Digital Technologies including AI, Machine Learning & Blockchain; along with Biotech & Cannabis, Cleantech & Food Manufacturing. Our strategic thinking and leadership in the midst of complex conditions has led to longstanding and trusted relationships. But what we’re most proud of is that the clients we’ve partnered with became more robust organizations after becoming aligned with our collective.

“AN INNOVATOR'S MINDSET SEES FAILURE AS FEEDBACK, NOT SETBACK...

     WHY? BECAUSE FAILURE IS SIMPLY AN INDICATOR OF ADVANCEMENT.”

Our Commitment

Our commitment is to deliver our client experience with EASE. It’s what brought us together and it’s our unique approach to serving clients: Educate, Advise, Support & Execute. This spans four key areas, offering our clients a full end-to-end solution:

 

EDUCATE 

think.SRED offers complimentary conferences to any size group including in-depth discussions of both the legislation that governs the SR&ED program, case law that has set precedence and CRA’s eligibility of work for investment tax credit policy. We believe that an important part of partnership is applied wisdom. We want to help your team understand this complicated process in simple terms to ensure the process gets easier each year.

SUPPORT

Throughout our partnership your team will never deal with more than 3 people from our collective, each of them having specific expertise related to their purpose. In the event your submission is selected for a joint review, not only do we prepare you but we attend the meeting with you as your authorized representative. Our experience having joined over 100 clients during these reviews equips us with unique insights into exactly what CRA expects in order to approve a claim.

 

ADVISE 

We’ve directed hundreds of SR&ED submissions and stay current with any changes to CRA’s guidance documents. We understand what CRA is looking for and how to satisfy the 5 questions they look to have answered. The small details that are often overlooked during submission and the joint review make the difference between a claim being accepted or denied. This is an integral part of the submission process.

EXECUTE 

In order for there to be precision throughout the process there needs to be a clear understanding of each person’s role and the position we’re putting forth in the submission. This requires a high degree of leadership, applied wisdom and communication; the three pillars of think.SRED's strategic approach to execution.

Some of Our Clients

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Our Partners

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Client’s Testimonials

“think.COLLECTIVE came highly recommended so we agreed to hear what they had to say. Right off the bat, we were impressed by the amount of real-life software experience their team had and our developers opened right up to them. They shed light on areas of the program that could have easily been overlooked or misinterpreted, and when we engaged them they went above and beyond to help prepare our tax return so we could make the submission. In the end everything was accepted as filed, but what’s equally as important to us, we felt “in the know” throughout the entire process. As leaders, their understanding of software development & taxation was remarkable and they genuinely cared about our partnership; these guys are the real deal.”

Nicolas Dihn
COO, STACK

“Software development is a huge part of our business at Autotrader.ca. This requires a large development team spanning multiple provinces where numerous projects are happening concurrently. think.SRED provided us with a tactical plan they assured us would capture all of our eligible work through a non-invasive process. We’ve been down this road before with others, so initially their proposal seemed ambitious; but in the end they achieved exactly what they set out to, and our team found them surprising easy to collaborate with. I can now speak first hand to the difference the think.SRED team makes and the value they brought to Autotrader.ca.”

Gerry O’Reilly
CFO, autoTRADER.ca

 

“Throughout our decade-long relationship, I’ve always known I was in great hands with these capable leaders. To me, their expertise and ability to execute isn’t up for debate; it’s proven. But in retrospect, after all these years and all of our shared wins, what stands out is how I felt when we faced challenges together. Not once did they put their interest ahead of ours, no matter the situation. That’s how we run our business and what I respect most about them; and if for no other reason, it’s why I recommend them to friends and colleagues.”

Debbie Breuls
President, Bredet Services Inc.

“think.SRED exceeded our expectations in every dimension and have been a great partner.”

Chris Ford
CEO, Capco Canada

 

Our SR&ED Experts can help innovative companies like yours recover R&D related expenses.

We'll provide a complimentary, no obligation informational session and assessment of your work.