Horizon 2020 Consortium Agreement Model
Please use the My Projects page of the funding & Tenders Portal to prepare your grant by entering the necessary data and signing your grant agreement online. This data will also be available in PDF format. In order to make the most of time and resources, the preparation of this agreement is therefore, just after the publication of the publication by the Commission, that the project has been selected for funding and before the Commission requests the signature of the grant agreement. This period is approximately three months, which is sufficient for the preparation and conclusion of the consortium agreement. There is a clear motivation to start working out the agreement as quickly as possible. This may be the case during the preparation phase of the offer, during which operational relations between the partners are formed and tasks are assigned. It is a good practice to ensure that the project is well planned before submission, including all legal aspects. This practice can help avoid unwanted disputes between partners. If the consortium has decided not to sign its grant during the preparatory phase of the grant, it can initiate the termination process through the GRANT MANAGEMENT IT tool. Consult the detailed screens and descriptions of the termination before signing the grant. Three Joint Technology Initiatives (JTI) – Clean Sky 2, ECSEL and the Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) 2 – make available on their websites a separate model consortium agreement for funded projects.
These models take into account, in particular, the partial derogations provided for in IPRs, for example. B as regards intellectual property rights in IMI 2. This initiative, initiated by important Horizon2020 interest groups and developed in collaboration with the PUBLIC service community, aims to reconcile the interests of all categories of participants: large and small companies, universities, public research institutes and NGOs within the meaning of the responding partnership initiative. The DESCA Core Group is represented by ANRT, EUA, Eurochambres, EARTO, KoWi, LERU, VTT, ZENIT and coordinated by Fraunhofer and the Helmholtz community. So what needs to be done to meet the needs of consortium members at an early stage, without having to devote the necessary resources and time before being clearer about funding? That said, there is one important point to consider: preparing a Horizon 2020 consortium agreement requires a significant investment of time, resources and legal resources. If the project is not funded by the European Commission, such an allocation of money and time will be mostly (and unfortunately) lost. Horizon 2020 also has, for the first time, model consortia agreements for MSCA-ITN. These were developed by the Federal Working Group of EU Advisers in German Universities and Universities (BAK) and the League of European Research Universities (LERU).
Both models are based on DESCA. A professional legal advisor experienced in such consortium agreements offers you the following services: As the consortium agreement is effectively a commercial agreement, we highly recommend the services of a legal advisor experienced in the design of such agreements. Desca (Development of a Simplified Consortium Agreement) is the most popular of several Horizon 2020 model consortium agreements. It is the result of a cooperation project supported by the European Commission. The result is a standard consortium agreement that anyone can use as the basis for a specific consortium agreement for a given project. . . .