Agreements may include general clauses relating to “the whole agreement,” the laws governing the agreement, the assignment of the agreement, a “force majeure” clause and others. All concepts relevant to the research and development project should be identified and defined. Typical terms are “project,” “delivery ingredients,” “confidential information,” “intellectual property,” “principal investigator,” “student,” “research results.” The legal names of all parties to the agreement are indicated with the terms of identification used throughout the document. (z.B. X College of Applied Arts and Technology, as “College”). Addresses can also be included. A general description of the parties can be provided here (or in the intention clauses). This section identifies the ownership of all IPs from the project, as well as the ability of partners and students to benefit from the results of the project`s activities. A separate IP agreement can be developed if the IP address resulting from the project is reasonable. The areas of research we are interested in include autonomous systems and robotics, synthetic biology, energy, quantum computers, advanced electronics and sensors, as well as cybersecurity. If you think that a collaborative research and development project is benefiting your company and our research and development efforts, contact us first at the [email protected] address.

The terms and conditions of our CRADA agreement can be reached here. The duration of the contract is indicated with the date it comes into effect (usually the date of signing). The laboratory can only provide technical resources such as personnel, services, facilities and expertise for a CRADA program. The counterparty must provide financial and in-kind benefits. In-kind contributions are non-solvency contributions from work, property or services. All CRADAs require the business partner to provide some kind of in-kind contribution to support the collaborative nature of the research. A Research and Development Cooperation Agreement (CRADA) is a written agreement between a private company and a government agency to work together on a project. It is one of the most important mechanisms used by federal laboratories to work with non-federal partners to achieve technology transfer objectives.

It should be a flexible mechanism that can be adapted to a large number of cooperative efforts between federal and non-federal organizations and can be implemented relatively easily in a relatively short period of time. As a technology transfer mechanism, CRADA is a very useful tool for transferring federally funded research and development to the private sector. The official title of the project, as it appears in other documents, is indicated. The project identifies the scope of the project, the lead investigator, others who would be involved in the project, the expected results of the project and the expected timelines. A project work plan and budget can be included in the annexes or incorporated into the contract text.