What are the major risks?
Risk of conflict
In many consortia, two or more partners will have overlapping, if not explicitly conflicting, commercial interests. Often the potential for conflict can be controlled, especially if all partners are clear and open about what they hope to achieve. As the project progresses, however, the significance of the results and the potential for conflict may escalate. The symptoms are likely to include:
All are potentially disastrous. Limiting the damage requires both a mechanism for spotting the symptoms early and a consortium agreement that is robust enough to quash the damaging behaviour.
Risk of failure