Collaborate with third parties

Turning a scientific result into a practical application is never a one-person or even a one-group effort. IXA can support you right from the start in finding the right partners, negotiating agreements and taking care of the formalities.

Partnering successfully

IXA’s business developers can assist you in looking for partners with the expertise, skills and facilities that suit your needs. Your own network is a good starting point, which we complement with our broad network in the public and private sectors.

We have developed brochures to get a general overview of various public-private partnerships. In For researchers of VU and Amsterdam UMC, and For researchers of UvA, you can read more about:

  • different types of partnerships
  • what the objectives of a partnership could be
  • publication options
  • Intellectual Property rights (IP)
  • anti-shelving stipulations

Research results increasingly give rise to software. Therefore, IXA has developed a checklist and flowchart for Collaborating with software developers.

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Drafting and negotiating an agreement

Successful collaborations between researchers and external parties start with good agreements. The legal experts and business developers at IXA can provide advice and support when drafting and recording agreements on the use of research results and with regard to public-private partnerships.

Negotiating an agreement that suits the interests of all parties can be challenging. Especially when commercial parties are involved, it is key to thoroughly prepare for discussions and negotiations. IXA gladly takes a place at the table to assist you during the negotiations of any type of agreement. This way, we aim to ensure that the interests of all parties involved are respected.

Closing the deal

Once dialogue with a third party approaches the end stage of closing collaboration agreements, IXA can help you finalise the formalities. We make sure that all financial and legal aspects of the contract, including intellectual property arrangements, are fully compliant with the policies and guidelines of your institution.