We specialise in R&D Tax advice, education, claims and support

Evolve (Evolv3 Innovation Pty Ltd) is a specialist R&D Tax company helping businesses across Australia navigate the R&D Tax Incentive and access funding to support their research and development. With access to generous tax rebates, businesses can continue their journey towards innovation success with less financial stress.

We don’t just help you access the R&D Tax Incentive

We help you understand it

Well informed on all there is to know about the topic, our R&D Tax specialists are always happy to provide tailored, proactive R&D Tax advice.

How can Evolve help you?

Our team is dedicated to ensuring you receive the help you need to identify, claim and manage your R&D Tax benefits.

We will walk you through all you need to know about the R&D Tax Incentive and offer hands-on, expert assistance every step of the process. With experience dealing with businesses of all sizes and stages from different industry sectors across Australia, we have the skills you need.

Learn about your R&D eligibility plus the Process, Risks, Rewards and Requirements

Meet our team

Evolve has R&D Tax Specialists, Accountants and Experts from a variety of technical fields working together to assist you through the whole process.

We are well equipped with the knowledge and experience needed to effectively manage your R&D Tax claim, and provide tailored advice so you can optimise your current and future claims.

Steve Carroll - Director

Stephen Carroll is a registered R&D Tax Agent who is passionate about the growth and development of businesses on their journey towards innovation. He brings over 20 years of expertise in navigating the complexities of R&D Tax incentives, having held positions as R&D Tax Partner and Director in some of the largest Accounting firms in Australia working with businesses from a wide range of industries. Known for his proactive, tailored and well-informed client service approach, he is motivated by the opportunity to help businesses access valuable cash incentives through R&D Tax claims. This extends to industry training and workshops to educate the community as much as possible on R&D Tax. In addition, Steve maintains his long-standing role in the local innovation ecosystem supporting, running and hosting Innovation events. He has also founded the popular WA Innovation Calendar which continues to benefit WA’s innovation and entrepreneurship community.

Ali Farindpour

Dr Ali Fardinpour is an XR Imagineer who is skilled in the interpretation and communication of research projects for the purpose of R&D Tax claims. He offers his expertise in the analysis, development and design of innovative solutions using XR technologies, supported by over a decade of research on its benefits for education and healthcare. Ali has founded two solution focused XR companies throughout his career, and continues to support and educate individuals within the tech-innovation community.

Jay Lake

BBiomedSc (Biomedical Science): Major in Neuroscience, Minor in Management

Jay is a Biomedical Science graduate from the University of Western Australia. Jay gained great experience working as an undergraduate in one of the largest R&D tax incentives teams in Western Australia before joining Evolv3 as the first R&D Consultant. Jay also has the role as an Analyst at a global crypto entity that brings people from developing countries together with the common aim to build a new virtual economy in order to earn a sustainable income. Jay is also heavily involved in NFT’s, acting as a co-owner for his own project. With his biomedical, science, software and management backgrounds Jay is an invaluable member of the Evolv3 team to help our clients with their R&D management processes and R&D tax claims.

Karen Addison

BBus(Acc&Fin), GradDipCA

Karen is a Chartered Accountant who brings an advanced accounting skill-set to the team, where she optimises companies financial reporting for R&D Tax and produces quality financial documentation, critical for a successful claim. Her specialities include the improvement of accounting, statutory and reporting practices for businesses of all types, having worked with public and listed companies, requiring the services of a Chief Financial Officer / Financial Controller, Managerial Reporting and Financial (Statutory/ ASX) Accountancy.

Negar Ghasemifard

Negar is a highly experienced researcher and PhD candidate with the Nutrition and Health Innovation Research Institute. She offers valuable, high level experience and research knowledge to her clients, assisting in the technical interpretation of R&D activities. Her detailed understanding of the technicalities of research enables her to interpret her clients projects, and produce the documentation required for R&D Tax applications. Her expertise in Innovative Healthcare and Nutrition is highly valued by her clients at Evolv3.

Oscar Stranz

BScience (Geology), BLaws, University of Adelaide, Certificate in ACA, Deakin University

Oscar is an R&D Tax Agent with over a decade of experience working with businesses across a range of industry sectors including resources, agriculture, food, tech and robotics. Oscar has held various positions as an R&D Tax specialist and R&D Tax Agent, and co-founded a boutique R&D Tax firm. For over 8 years, he has been a member of the WA State Reference Group administered by the ATO and AusIndustry. Oscar assists clients by efficiently identifying identifying relevant activities within R&D projects, preparing critical documentation, providing proactive R&D Tax advice, and defending ATO audits and AusIndustry compliance actions.

Shawn Ryan


Shawn is an engineering specialist that has a long history working with complex systems, developing new concepts and innovative technologies. He has significant experience in resources, conventional and renewable energy, petrochemical industry and agriculture. His positions have included mechanical engineer, project manager, director and founder for innovative companies and major industrial construction projects across Australia and internationally. Shawn brings a valuable understanding of engineering, funding strategy development and financing and corporate governance, alongside his hands-on experience working with a collection of different industries through the execution of successful research and development projects and innovation commercialisation.

Thomas Machold

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Leipzig, Germany

Thomas is a skilled professional who manages the technical interpretation of R&D activities, producing quality and in-depth reports to support R&D claims. Specialising in chemical and process engineering, he has previously held positions as scientist, lead chemist, process development engineer and research manager, within a diverse range of sectors including oil & gas, renewable energy, chemical, mining, minerals, and metals. His advanced skill-set has been developed both nationally and internationally, and his expertise brings peace of mind to his clients with his understanding of their complex systems.

Tim Joyce

BBus (Accounting & Finance) ECU, MComm. Law Deakin, Registered Tax Agent, CPA

Tim has over 25 years extensive experience in taxation and accounting applications within public practice, Upstream Oil and Gas, Mining, Engineering & Construction industries. He has worked in Australia (Perth) and UK (London and Aberdeen) and has experience with financial management, corporate tax, indirect taxes, transfer pricing and R&D tax incentives. He has worked for a number of large multinational companies and in a variety of taxation specialities. With respect to Australian R&D tax incentives he was General Manager Tax Advisory for R&D tax incentive provider for over 2 years and has considerable experience within the industry. The role involved dealing with relevant parties during the R&D process including clients, AusIndustry, ATO and Tax agents with the primary focus on quality control from a legislative and financial perspective.

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    Evolve’s head office is located in Perth, Western Australia

    Level 3, 1060 Hay Street
    Perth, WA 6005

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