Valuing a Research and development project is an example of a special project in IFRS 3. The reporting entity acquires a research and development (R&D) project in a business combination. The entity does not intend to complete the project.
If completed, the project would compete with one of its own projects (to provide the next generation of the entity’s commercialized technology). Instead, the entity intends to hold (i.e., to lock up) the project to prevent its competitors from obtaining access to the technology. In doing this, the project is expected to provide defensive value, principally by improving the prospects for the entity’s own competing technology.
To measure the fair value of the project at initial recognition, the … Read more