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François Gougeon

François Gougeon

Senior SRED Manager/chemist

Service Optiprint Inc

François Gougeon is a chemist, BSc in organic chemistry from Sherbrooke University with more than 30 years of experience in the Graphic Arts industry. Within his numerous career accomplishments is the role of R&D Chemistry Corporate Director in charge of security coatings development for an international organization dedicated to the manufacturing of scratch off lottery tickets. For the last 10 years to present, he is a solid subject matter expert consultant guiding companies to effectively manage R&D projects and become eligible to the SRED tax credit government program. In fact, he has been successfully delivering hundreds of project overview reports for many Graphic Arts clients across Canada.

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Optiprint SRED program presentation is to bring awareness to CPEIA members about the benefit of this very important source of research funding and outline in the most concise way how accessible this SRED program is for almost any manufacturing industries striving to develop new products or processes to improve them.

The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program is the largest single source of federal government support designed to encourage research and development (R&D) in Canada.

Each year, the SR&ED program provides over $4 billion in investment tax credits (ITCs) to over 18,000 claimants. Of these, about 75% are small businesses.

This discussion will cover the following items:

  1. Who qualifies for SRED and what are the benefits?
  2. SRED program main eligibility criteria
  3. Most important tasks to perform to meet CRA criteria
Service Optiprint Inc


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