More than 130 CNRS/industry joint research structures offer a highly integrated research model in partnership with companies. The number of these structures has skyrocketed. They include both small and medium-sized enterprises and multinationals and are part of joint medium- and long-term governance and research programs. They can take a number of forms: laboratories and joint research units, in France and abroad, OpenLabs and LabComs by the French National Research Agency (ANR) for SMEs. This type of collaboration is widespread in the engineering, systems and chemistry sciences. Academic institutions are intended for the use of university staff and university students. Organizations and individuals who are not staff or students of the university may not access or use academic institutions without the prior written permission of the Associate Vice-President of Research and Sponsorship Programs. An agreement on the Partnership for The University Industry (IPU) or, if necessary, an agreement on the invited scientists, which sets out the rights and obligations of the parties, is established. The visiting researcher`s agreement must be approved by the Associate Vice President for research and sponsorship programs.
The CNRS also concludes five-year framework agreements with multinationals to structure cooperation between industry and CNRS laboratories in various fields. The 21 framework agreements currently in force with groups such as Total, Safran, Solvay, EDF, Essilor, Thales and PSA Group demonstrate the value of this system to the business world. Before exchanging information with a potential partner, an NDA should be signed by all parties involved. The NDA is a simple reciprocal agreement that protects each party by establishing the basic rules for the exchange of information. Partnerships with industry are the basis of CNRS` technology transfer policy. Links with industrial groups, some of which have existed for a long time, are rapidly developing in parallel with economic growth and are facilitated by various forms of cooperation. This diversity has given rise to an original model based on the common construction of innovation. The TTO supports a large number of research contracts and each agreement is tailored to each project. The following section describes the types of agreements that our office reviews and provides models. If you have any questions, please contact the TTO TTD@cdc.gov. The IPU agreement must be approved by the dean and chair of the department that houses the institution and signed by the Associate Vice President for Research and Funding Programs.
The licensing agreements will be implemented by the CDC team of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO), as a CDC team at NIAID. CDC TTO provides links to the licence application form and the type of main license agreement used below. If you have specific questions about licensing, these questions may be directed to CDC TTO under TTO@cdc.gov. It is Texas State University`s policy to protect and retain the intellectual property developed by its professors and collaborators. Research contracts and agreements will be reviewed and the IP language will be evaluated to ensure compliance with federal, regional and academic policies. The contract for the use of facilities contains at least the language that governs the responsibility of higher education and compensation, non-disclosure, intellectual property rights, export control, rules and rules of access and user fees. Texas State University recognizes the need to work with individuals, institutions and businesses to carry out our mission in education, research and public service through economic development.