Model Contracts and Supporting Initiatives In Europe Facilitating Collaboration Of Publicly-Funded Research Organizations (PROs) With Businesses — Part II

by Thomas L. Bereuter, David Jerolitsch and Peter G. Heimerl

Thomas L. Bereuter

val»IP Ltd. & Co KG

David Jerolitsch

CEST, Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Peter G. Heimerl

Vienna University of Technology, Former Head Technology Transfer Office, Vienna, Austria

Model contracts for collaborative R&D between universities or other publicly-funded research organizations and businesses have been developed nationally by platform- as well as by single-initiatives. They intend to facilitate negotiation of terms and conditions so that partners can enter into relationships enabling effective and efficient technology transfer. As these initiatives are on a national basis corresponding national legal regimes are reflected.

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