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Research and development in the engineering industry 

Engineering was one of the key industries intended to benefit from the government’s research and development tax incentives schemes, but many engineering firms in the U.S are either unaware of its existence or believe that they won’t qualify. 

At Ayming, we have the experience and expertise necessary to truly understand the ways in which your firm innovates through R&D activities. What’s more, we make sure that all qualifying activities are accounted for when helping you to prepare the necessary documentation.  

Which engineering activities qualify for R&D tax incentives? 

Almost all types of engineering can qualify for the R&D tax credit, below are some examples of qualifying activities:  

Automotive Engineering: 

  • Manufacturing process design
  • Fatigue testing
  • Crash simulation and testing

Mechanical/Electrical Engineering: 

  • Design and development of HVAC and MEP systems  
  • Component FEA  
  • Physical testing of prototypes  

Civil/Structural Engineering: 

  • Analysis of site features and orientation of structures
  • Wind and earthquake loading analysis
  • Building Information Modelling

Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering: 

  • Hydrodynamic simulations
  • Propulsion systems
  • Electrical and hydraulic systems

Oil and Gas Engineering:

  • Reservoir modeling
  • Subsea umbilicals, Risers, and Flow-lines design

Our R&D tax specialists support you every step of the way 

No matter what subsector of engineering your business specializes in, our expert R&D consultants at Ayming have a wealth of experience in uncovering all eligible expenditures to help you claim for research and development tax incentives.

We take the time to truly understand the ways in which your business innovates in order to help you grow your business for future success.

Download your free factsheet

We’ve put together a handy summary of research and development in the Engineering industry.

Simply fill in your details to download your free factsheet and learn more about developing your business with R&D tax incentives.

Download Engineering Factsheet

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