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?

consortium together, there are four broad areas of responsibility:

Giving others access to existing IPR

Being prepared to share the results of the project

Partnering is appropriate in situations where a smaller slice of a bigger cake is better than all of a small cake or none at all. You must be clear, from the outset, about the way the cake will be divided, which bits you are interested in and what you will have to do to enable others to get the results they expect.

Complying with the requirements of the EC contract

Fulfilling the role assigned to you