Collaborate with third parties

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

Partnering successfully

A successful collaboration agreement between researchers and external parties starts 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.

Read more about different types of partnerships, what the objectives of partnerships could be, publication options, intellectual property rights (IP rights), market price, Anti-shelving stipulation, the ‘best-efforts obligation’ and get a general overview of various public-private partnerships:

  • Brochure for researchers of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Amsterdam UMC.
  • Brochure for researchers of UvA.

Finding partners

IXA’s business developers can assist you in looking for partners with 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.

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

Negotiating an agreement

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

Once dialogue with a third party has started, IXA can help you to deal with the formal aspects of closing collaboration agreements. We make sure the financial, IP- and other legal aspects of the contract are fully compliant with the policies and guidelines of your institution.