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SPRINT practical guide for preparing technology transfer contracts

Networks for international technological cooperation created under the SPRINT programme (the Strategic Programme for Innovation and Technology Transfer) have helped to establish relations between many types of partners in the European Community and in an increasing number of a...
Networks for international technological cooperation created under the SPRINT programme (the Strategic Programme for Innovation and Technology Transfer) have helped to establish relations between many types of partners in the European Community and in an increasing number of associated countries.

SPRINT encourages this trend by supporting interface activities useful to furthering innovation and technology transfer (ITT). In this context, SPRINT has now made available a guide to the preparation of technology transfer contracts.

The long term success of technological cooperation agreements begins with a clear definition of objectives and conditions. Many publications deal with the different forms of such agreements and their legal clauses. However, corporate consultants have been lacking in a general manual that can serve as a mnemonic device when preparing complete agreements, in alignment with the interests of the parties concerned, and providing a sufficiently precise description of the conditions governing the main types of technological cooperation.

The purpose of the new SPRINT manual is to facilitate the functional analysis of technological cooperation projects to best define the division of responsibilities, works and costs, as well as subsequent technical results, contracts and profits.

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