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Pattens are Australia's best and most successful grants specialist with over 30 years’ experience and over 99% success rate.

Bruce Patten was Group Financial Controller of the highly successful biotechnology company Cochlear Limited for the first 5 years of its development. Cochlear’s survival at that time was dependent on external funding, the main source being the government grants he secured. Those grants included a public interest grant, R&D Incentives, Export Grants and Computer Bounty.

After leaving Cochlear, Bruce established Pattens Group in 1989, a company specialising in securing grants for Australian businesses. Pattens have successfully claimed over $1.5 Billion in grants with a 99% success rate on grant claims during the past 30 years.

Pattens Group are the only grants specialist that secure grants from over 1000 grants worth over $50 billion annually. Successful applications include R&D Tax Incentives, many exceeding $1m, EMDG claims, Medical Device Fund, Regional Jobs and Innovation Claim of $2.8m, Accelerating Commercialisation claims of $1millon, Minimum Viable Product etc.

Pattens Group have 3 Austrade approved Quality Incentive Program accredited staff, more than any other company.

They were awarded Best Grants Consultant 2017, 2018, 2019.

Bruce has appeared on Channel 7’s Kochie’s Business Sunday, was featured in BRW and is regularly invited to present at conferences and seminars.


Key areas of skill & expertise

Strategy and Planning

Case Studies

Grants successes include.

  • Manufacturing business - Regional Jobs & Investment Program $2.8m
  • Manufacturing business - R&D Tax Incentive $1.7m
  • Research company - EMDG $250,000
  • Medical Device business - NSW Medical Device Fund $1.75m
  • Financial business - Accelerating Commercialisation $1m

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