Do I need partners to do what I want to do?
YES, if you want to access external skills and experience and/or share the burden of risk
But NO if:
- the project is critical for your organisationís survival (because as a member of a consortium you will not be in full control of your destiny)
- you need the results urgently (because collaborative projects inevitably take a longer time)
- the results are only of marginal interest (i.e. you are really only doing it for the money).
Would I be a good partner?
Is consortium working manageable?
What do I need to do to manage the risks and responsibilities?