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