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Suradnja s industrijom – pozitivno partnerstvo i jaki sporazumi

Collaborating with industry: Positive partnerships and strong consortium agreements

Napomena: ova radionica će se održati na engleskom jeziku.

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Radionica će se održati 13.03.2014. od 9:00 do 16:00 sati.
Mjesto održavanja radionice: Ulica kralja Zvonimira 8, predavaonica 301, III. kat
Kako do nas ?

Broj polaznika: 25

Rok za prijavu na radionicu: 11.03.2014.
Program radionice biti će objavljen uskoro…


  • The need for strong legal agreements for positive partnerships
  • EU and National initiatives to promote knowledge transfer
  • Issues to be addressed including State Aid and Full economic costing
  • Anatomy of a legal agreement (standard clauses and IPR clauses)
  • Using Model Agreements (FP7 and Lambert and CREST)
  • Using decision trees to identify the important issues and aid decision making
  • Positive Partnerships in Croatia – the views of an industry expert

Who should attend?

This workshop is intended for researchers who are cooperating with enterprises and university administrators who will help negotiate and administer collaboration agreements. It should offer them a strong overview of the main IPR issues and enable them to participate in contract negotiations with added confidence that they can secure the IP rights that are important for their own organisation and research development.


  • dr  Lisa Cowey, innovation expert on project BISTEC
  • prof. dr. sc. Darko Huljenić, Ericsson Nikola Tesla


Cooperative research activities between Public Research Organisations (PROs) Universities and enterprises are becoming increasingly common; such relationships are central to the open innovation model encouraged in Europe.  Positive partnerships rely on building a trustful and mutually beneficial collaboration that reflects the true interests of all parties and then capturing and delivering this through a partnership or consortium agreement. A key issue for all such legal agreements is the management and exploitation of all forms of intellectual property including publishing rights and industrial rights and compliance with public funding rules including State Aid.

The EU Commission has attempted to address the issue of positive partnerships through the Responsible Partnering Initiative and also the DOC-Careers I and II projects. They have developed and regularly updated the Handbook of Responsible Partnering. This practical guide describes a voluntary programme designed to help Companies and PROs improve the effectiveness of their collaborative research activities and knowledge exchange. It deals with many of the issues faced in setting up and managing collaborative research projects with commercial sector partners.

The EU Commission has also issued guidelines on management of IPR in knowledge transfer activities and helped to develop model agreements for their FP7 programme (DESCA, IMG4, IPCA and EUCAR). Other countries have developed their own partnership agreements, for example the UK Lambert Model agreements and the CREST cross-border agreements.

Legal partnership agreements contain both standard clauses but also deal with sensitive and specific issue like the ownership, exploitation and access rights to both foreground and background intellectual property. The also need to clearly comply with State Aid Rules and, increasingly, Full Economic Costing (FEC). Model agreements provide useful starting points for a Partnership and have been shown to save time and money, particularly when combined with the use of ‘decision trees’. Understanding how to use and adapt these model agreements and the issues to identify when faced with an agreement drafted by an enterprise is becoming increasingly important for university administrators and also the researchers themselves.

This workshop is designed to introduce researchers and university administrators to the issues inherent in Positive Partnering including use of model partnership and consortium agreements, their standard and non-standard clauses and the specific issues related to public grant funding and IPR. Practice in identifying those issues that will need to be reflected in a strong agreement and that reflects a particular project or situation, will be made possible through case studies and decision trees.

The workshop will also incorporate a session from an industry expert from Croatia who will discuss how issues relating to trust, divergent interests, mutual benefit and long lasting partnerships can be approached in for partnerships in Croatia.

Radionica će biti održana u organizaciji Centra za istraživanje, razvoj i transfer tehnologije Sveučilišta u Zagrebu u sklopu europskog projekta „BISTEC – Building innovation support through efficient cooperation network“.

Broj sudionika ograničen je na 25 osoba, stoga Vas molimo da se što prije prijavite za sudjelovanje na radionici. U slučaju nemogućnosti dolaska molimo da nas o tome obavijestite kako bi druge osobe mogle prisustvovati radionici. Rok za prijavu je utorak, 11. ožujka 2014. Sudjelovanje se ne naplaćuje.