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Large scale collaborationsEdit

The development of large scale research programs involving transfer of personnel as well as equipment between different research institutions and companies may become a real challenge for TT-offices. Instead of re-inventing the wheel, what can we learn from those who went through such cases before ?
Malcolm Skingle Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)

Collaborating with local and small companiesEdit

Research institutes have a role in strengthening the economy and competitiveness of their region. But interacting with small and local companies requires different mindsets and models than the interactions with large corporations. Some good recipes how to effectively set up such collaborations and make them really work
Ole Kring Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)
Elizabeth Gray Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)

The DNA of CDA’s & MTA’sEdit

A lot of research collaborations find their origin in exploratory discussions and exchanges of material. How to get it right from the start and make sure that your information or material is not misused … or that you are not unreasonably bound because you received information or material from your counterparty.
Mark Anderson Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)
Allen Norris Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)

Case study on industry collaborationEdit

The real work has to be done by the researcher himself! A personal testimony from a professor who successfully built up his research through consistently collaborating with industry, including licensing deals. What are the major hurdles and challenges he has experienced, and how does he see the role of the TTO?
Jan Delcour Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)

Clinical Trial AgreementsEdit

There are many reasons why clinical trial agreements (CTA) form a very specific species of contract, with the fact that human beings are the subject of the research as one of the most important reasons. This entails specific requirements for CTA's, such as informed consent/use of patient material, the EU Clinical Trial Directive, liability clauses, etc
Riikka Roman Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)
Franziska Weise Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)

Standard Agreements – Fool’s Gold?Edit

Everybody in Germany is talking about the "Berliner" and "Hamburger" Verträge (agreements) which are standard agreements for collaboration and contract research between industry and academia.
Jeff Skinner Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)
Ursula Haufe Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)
Johan Schlüter Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)

Defining the relationshipEdit

Research collaborations are the cornerstone of the activities of most TTO's, so mastering the art of drafting the agreements that set out the rules for these collaborations is of prime importance. Experts guide you through the most important clauses, the do’s & don’ts and provide you with practical tips for a perfect contract.
Mark Anderson Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)
Alan Payne Presentation (No presentation available)

Common pitfallsEdit

Research relationships with industry can be complex involving a mixture of ongoing collaboration, consultancy, material exchange and licensing of background and foreground IP. Researchers structure these relationships and then expect us (as TT professionals) to translate their requirements (overnight) into a coherent contract. In this first of three sessions on research agreements we use an actual R&D case study to analyze our role in translating academic requirement into a structured legal agreement
Mark Anderson Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)
Michel Benard Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)

Use of standart contractsEdit

The wish to shorten the time needed to negotiate research contracts between academic and industry partner lead to the following initiatives aimed at proposing a serie of standart contracts:

Collaborating with CorporatesEdit

IP is often a barrier to effective collaboration with companies. They think it valuable enough to insist on ownership but are reluctant to pay much for it (either full costs or royalties). Where is the middle ground - and which side is being unreasonable?
Thiess Matzke Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)
René Rohrbeck Presentation ASTP members restricted access)
Gabriel Clerc Presentation ASTP members restricted access)

Regional NetworksEdit

Using Regional Network Organisations. Governments and regions all want a slice of the ‘knowledge economy’ and invest in multiple networks, events and funds aimed at fostering innovation and linking businesses with universities and each other. How can we work with and ‘use’ such regional initiatives to best effect? Can natural tensions be overcome to create a productive relationship?
Peter Reid Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)
Gabriel Clerc Presentation ASTP members restricted access)

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