EMEA businesses face competition from efficient, well capitalized foreign companies as well as from familiar local competitors. It has become increasingly apparent that innovation driven by high quality R&D is vital to the long-lasting success of almost any business in the region.
For companies dependent on R&D, the more cash that can be channeled from savings in other areas, the more they can invest in R&D activities to support growth and profitability. Tax savings are one of those areas, and multinational companies increasingly focus on bringing tax into the equation when considering their R&D strategy.
The practical details of the R&D incentives programs are covered in this report, but there are several related matters that decision-makers should consider when determining the best location and structure for their R&D activities within Switzerland or the entire EMEA region.