Since the consortium agreement is in fact a commercial agreement, we recommend the services of a legal advisor competent to develop such agreements. This initiative, initiated by key Horizon 2020 stakeholders and developed jointly with the FP community, aims to reconcile the interests of all categories of participants: large and small businesses, universities, public research institutes and NGOs, in accordance with the Responsible Partnering initiative. The desca Core Group is represented by ANRT, EUA, Eurochambres, EARTO, KoWi, LERU, ATV, ZENIT and coordinated by Fraunhofer and the Helmholtz community. Desca (Development of a Simplified Consortium Agreement) is the most popular of several Horizon 2020 consortium agreements. This is the result of a cooperation project supported by the EC. Its production is a consortium agreement of models that everyone can use as the basis of a specific consortium agreement for a given project. The DesCA model consortium agreement is available for free download. In order to optimize the use of available time and resources, there is a good opportunity to develop this agreement, after the EC has indicated that the project will be chosen for funding and before the EC requests the signing of the grant agreement. This period is approximately three months, which is sufficient to prepare and conclude the consortium agreement. Three Joint Technology Initiatives (ITCs) – Clean Sky 2, ECSEL and the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) 2 – offer their own model consortium agreement for projects funded on their websites. These models are particularly attributable to the partially divergent provisions of the ITCs, for example.
B regarding the intellectual property rights of IMI 2. Model consortium agreements for MSCA-ITN are also available for the first time in the Horizon 2020 programme. These projects were developed by the National Working Group (Bundesarbeitskreis) of EU Advisers in German Universities and Higher Education Institutions (BAK) and by the League of European Research Universities (LERU). Both models are based on LESCA. A professional legal advisor experienced in such consortium contracts offers you the following services: Note: The costs associated with the development of a consortium contract are not refundable, as the consortium agreement must be signed before the grant agreement is signed.