Many TTOs and corporate relationship offices have standard forms and agreements and use them as a starting point for their business engagement. While laws often limit the academic institutions freedom of developing agreements, many universities are willing to adapt their agreements to the individual partner.

Key questions

  1. Are you aware of what the intermediary organisation is looking for in the collaboration / what drives their involvement?
  2. Do you know how to engage with the intermediary organisation and benefit from their event offerings?
  3. If applicable, do you know the academic institution’s standard agreement and if they are in conflict with your interests?