Part One - Overview



What is meant by partnering?
How is Framework Programme Six different?
What are the responsibilities of a partner?
What are the major risks?
How do you set up an effective consortium?


Finding Partners

Managing expectations

Making the commitment

Getting started


Final checklist

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What are the responsibilities of a partner?

Giving others access to existing IPR

The so-called ‘background IPR’ that you bring to the project, enabling others to build on that knowledge, may be one of the reasons you have been accepted into a consortium. The IST Programme is quite explicit about your responsibilities in this area, although it is possible to define specific background knowledge that is not to be shared in this way. It is vital that you ensure your organisation is willing to fulfil its obligations.

Being prepared to share the results of the project

Complying with the requirements of the EC contract

Fulfilling the role assigned to you