Kantara Consulting

A biotech-focused consultancy bringing top-tier government relations and funding services to the Australian SME biotech sector.

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Welcome to Team Kantara. 

Our mission is to drive the vibrancy and success of Australia’s life sciences ecosystem through bridging the communication barriers between the science, business, academic and political world.

If you would like to explore how we can assist you make your positive impact on the world you can book a complementary 30 min call with us via the form to the right.

We look forward to speaking to you soon. 

1. Government relations

There has never been a better time to invest in government relationships for Australian medical technology developers and manufacturers.

Kantara Consulting helps biotech organisations establish, grow and maintain relationships with federal, state, industry organisations and universities through the following services:

  • Strategy Development: Identifying key stakeholders and developing messaging strategies that optimally align your organisation’s growth plans with current government policies.
  • Relationship Management: Assistance in executing and managing your organisation’s ongoing government relationship and communication strategy.

2. Thought leadership and government submissions

Combining our industry and government expertise, Kantara Consultancy has a track record of developing thought leadership and submissions to government on behalf of our clients and the Australian life science industry.

3. R&D tax incentive services

Kantara Consulting assists companies claim the Australian R&D Tax Incentive. Our services include:

  • Workshops to promote technical understanding of the program and its compliance requirements
  • Development of an R&D Governance Document
  • Preparation of regular R&D Progress Reports
  • Assistance with annual claim preparation and submission, including drafting of R&D activities descriptions and the calculation of eligible R&D expenditure
  • Ongoing R&D claim management and feedback.

4. Government Grant Assistance

Kantara Consulting can help organisation access government funding opportunities through the following services:

  • Project Development: Developing business cases and project plans that document your company’s growth and development roadmap
  • Grant and proposal preparation: Preparing grant applications and supporting documents
  • Government relationship management: Developing and executing an ongoing government communication strategy


Bionics Institute Innovation Lecture: Panel Discussion - Industry focused Government Funding Models

Bionics Institute Innovation Lecture: Panel Discussion - Strengthening Australian Biotech Industry

Advocating for the biotech industry

"CSL, Cochlear, and Gardasil are all great Australian biotech success stories; we have done it before. How do we do it again and again?"

See Kantara Consulting's contribution to the Innovation Papers on the "Changes needed for biotech and medtech grant funding to improve commercialisation"

Patent Box Tax Submission

Kantara Consulting is very supportive of the introduction of the Patent Box Tax but urges further industry consulting to ensure that the regime achieves its objectives.

SpeeDx’s launch event

Kantara Consulting was proud to be involved in the launch of SpeeDx’s headquarters where the NSW Minister for Health Hon Brad Hazzard MP officially opened the facility.