R&D cooperation

In several research areas the cooperative research and development work with University of Pécs research groups or with other universities’ researchers or in cooperation with any other entrepreneurs could lead to outstanding results. Strengthening the connection among each links of the innovation chain is one of the most important targets (intentions) of the EU.

In order to make mutually advantageous cooperation the conditions have to be put in writing in the early planning phase of the cooperation.

University of Pécs - Technology Transfer Office is responsible for the coordination of R&D cooperation. Associates of the Technology Transfer Office support the researchers of the university with the activities below:

·         coordinate the communication with internal and external partners

·         make suggestions for possible forms of cooperation

·         participate in the identification of the possible costs and make cost plans

·         prepare and opine contracts

Every R&D cooperation is different and it is very important to negotiate the conditions on several occasions in personally before signing it, that’s why an innovation manager and an intellectual property lawyer (IP manager) also take care of each contracts.

In the agreement the followings have to be fixed:

a.      labour and cost sharing

b.      proprietary rights and utilization conditions of the Intellectual Product (result of the R&D cooperation)

c.       confidential treatment of the given information and the details of the professional confidentiality

 

Types of R&D Cooperation

1.      Research contract

Every bi- or multi-lateral legal statement – independently of the transaction’s title  - is a research contract if the university has to accomplish R&D activities  and the customer is obligated to receive it and pay fee for it.

2.      Scientific service providing contract (henceforward: service contract)

Every bi-or multilateral legal statement – independently of the transaction’s title – is a service contract if the university has to provide scientific service with university’s  equipment and professional knowledge and the customer is obligated to receive it and subject to fee and it contributes to the R&D&I activity of the contracting party.

For example these services could be the followings: testing, measuring, routine analysis etc.

3.      Scientific counselling contract (henceforward: counselling contract)

Every bi-or multilateral legal statement is a counselling contract – independently of the transaction’s title – is a counselling contract if the university provides consulting services on the basis of its public servant’s professional knowledge and the customer is obligated to receive it and subject to fee and it contributes to the R&D&I activities of the contracting party.

4.      Other scientific research related contracts

The followings belong to this topic:

·         Material Transfer Agreement

·         Non-disclosure Agreement related to the R&D activity

·         Research support (grant) agreement

·         Consortium Agreement for the R&D project

·         any other R&D&I related contract or agreements.

If you are interested in R&D cooperation, apply by phone, by e-mail or personally at our associates