Industrial Cooperation and Contract Research

The Research and Technology Transfer staff unit will provide you with consultation and collaborative assistance during contract drafting of F&E projects with industry. This particularly includes content and legal reviews (in cooperation with the Legal Affairs Office) of research contracts/agreements such as F&E contracts, joint projects, non-disclosure agreements, and material transfer agreements (MTA) as well as advice concerning intellectual property rights (pre-existing proprietary rights, new proprietary rights, inventions).

All contracts and agreements closed with third-party funding organizations are to be signed by the university president. As contract reviews always take some time to complete, we kindly ask project leaders to contact the Research and Technology Transfer staff unit as soon as possible, i.e, prior to the commencement of their contract. Please also consider that an additional time interval must be anticipated for possible negotiations concerning contract drafts.