Specialists in Technical Product Development.

We are a highly skilled team of designers, engineers and project managers, with expertise in providing end-to-end support in creating innovative devices and products for businesses.

Our clients turn to us to help transform visionary ideas into cutting-edge products and devices that stand out from the competition.

We provide support at all key stages of the development process shown below, from Discovery, through Design, Release and Production. 

Our support network is vast, consisting of Advisory, Legal, Patents and IP, Grants and other specialists all focused on helping develop business and their products.

DISCOVERY>>>

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

USER + MARKET RESEARCH

PATENTS & IP

JOURNEY MAPPING

FEASIBILITY STUDIES

STANDARDS + SAFETY REQ’S

DESIGN>>>

THEME DEVELOPMENT

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

ELECTRONIC DESIGN

RISK MINIMISATION 

VISUALISATION + RENDERING

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PROOF OF CONCEPT BUILDS

VISUAL + FUNCTIONAL BUILDS

HARD BUILDS IN PLASTIC, ALUMINIUM,
SHEET METAL ETC.

3D PRINTING, FDM, SLA, SLS, CNC,
CASTING, SHEET METAL

ITERATIVE ELECTRONICS BUILDS

FUNCTIONAL / FIELD TESTING

RELEASE>>>

SPECIFICATION

QA / QC DOCUMENTATION

BILL OF MATERIALS

MANUFACTURING DRAWINGS

CMF SPEC (COLOUR MATERIAL +
FINISH)

PACKAGING (INDIVIDUAL, BULK
CARTON ETC)

PRODUCTION.

SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT

DFM + TOOL + OTS REVIEWS

LOW VOLUME PROD. (<2000 PCS)

HIGH VOLUME PROD. (>2000 PCS)

SOURCING + PROCUREMENT
(EXTERNAL MANUFACTURERS)

GOLD SAMPLES

WHISTLE IS A REGISTERED SERVICE PROVIDER (RSP) FOR THE R&D TAX INCENTIVE.

Whistle Design Group is proud to be recognised by AusIndustry as a Registered Service Provider for the R&D Tax incentive. 

Registration Number – RSP104563.

Eligibility.

Companies that engage an RSP to perform R&D activities can claim an R&D tax offset for eligible expenditure on registered R&D activities even if their total claim is less than the usual expenditure threshold of $20,000 in an income year.

The Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&D Tax Incentive or R&DTI) helps to offset some of the costs of eligible R&D, which benefits the wider Australian economy.

If you’re a small to medium-sized company, you can collaborate with an RSP like Whistle Design Group, to conduct R&D activities for your company without having to invest in the specialist staff or infrastructure needed to support such activities.

Apply to register your eligible R&D with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources within 10 months of the end of your company’s income year. You may then receive a tax offset when you lodge your Company Income Tax Return with the Australian Taxation Office.

What do you get?

You may be eligible for a tax benefit to offset some of the cost of your eligible R&D activities. This may be a refundable or non-refundable offset depending on your company.

Who is this for?

Your company needs to be liable to pay income tax in Australia, conduct at least one activity that meets the definition of a core R&D activity, and incur the minimum eligible R&D expenditure.

Thanks to our diverse project experience and background, we’re registered in the following fields:

  • 0903 Biomedical Engineering – Medical device development
  • 0910 Manufacturing Engineering – Packaging development
  • 0913 Mechanical Engineering – Engineering design, simulation, prototyping, testing, Failure Modes and Effect Analysis
  • 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering – Engineering practice
  • 0999 Other Engineering – Product design engineering
  • 1203 Design Practice and Management – Design theory, ergonomics, industrial design, visual communication, design management
  • 1204 Engineering Design – Engineering design knowledge
  • 1006 Computer Hardware – Other computer hardware design

Talk to us about supporting your R&D program and how you can claim an R&D tax offset for eligible expenditure on registered R&D activities.

Find out more at business.gov.au

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