Contract Services offer advice and support in drafting and negotiating R&D agreements and co-operation agreements with companies.
For this purpose, TU Wien provides its staff members with model contracts, which serve as a basis for drafting the contracts with companies for planned research projects. In the case of wordings that deviate from the model contracts – or if other contracts are to be used as the basis for drafting the contract – please contact Contract Services.
You can find below a brief overview of the specific possible applications for the model contracts.
Co-operation agreements (also referred to as "consortium agreements")
This type of contract is required in most funded projects by the respective funding agency. We also recommend this model contract as the starting point for projects in which more than two parties participate.
Model co-operation agreement (download TU intern only)
Research and development agreements (R&D agreements)
R&D agreements are used in “classic” contract research – e.g. when a company commissions an institute to carry out research in a particular field.
In the Downloads area, you can find both a short model contract that should be used for projects with smaller contract volumes (up to approx. € 25,000), as well as a longer model contract, which is available for all projects with larger contract volumes. Under Downloads, you can also find more detailed explanations of this model contract.
R&D offer (download TU intern only)
R&D agreement (download TU intern only)
Short R&D agreement (download TU intern only)
Measurements and findings (General Contract Terms)
This model contract should be used if the project contract consists of a routine investigation, and no new scientific findings are expected on the basis of this contract.
For this contract, there are so-called General Contract Terms that are attached to the specific contract as an enclosure. If deviating provisions are required in a specific project, please contact the legal advisors in our department.
Measurements and findings – model contract (download TU intern only)
General Contract Terms
Confidentiality agreements are concluded before planned co-operation. They serve primarily to give the participants the possibility of discussing planned projects without running the risk of revealing their own trade secrets.
There are two versions of confidentiality agreements:
A unilateral confidentiality agreement is only binding for the persons who receive information, while a bilateral confidentiality agreement is equally binding for both contracting parties. We recommend that you primarily use bilateral confidentiality agreements.
Bilateral confidentiality Agreement (download TU intern only)
Mag. Pascal Prabitz LLM
R&D contracts and procurements
Tel.: +43 1 58801 415244
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