Framework Agreements

Ghent University cooperates on a very regular basis with several industrial and independent research centers covering multiple research projects over many years. In such cases often a framework agreement is arranged between the university and the third party. Such agreement facilitates the collaboration as it avoids lengthy negotiations for each joint project. The framework agreement stipulates the rules agreed upon across all projects and arranges amongst others IP ownership, cost sharing, compensation arrangements, and publication possibilities.

Some of the publicly announced framework agreements include partnerships with:

  • Umicore - global materials technology group
  • CNH - agricultural and construction equipment manufacturer
  • Bekaert - metal transformation & coatings, drawn steel wire products
  • Electrabel - energy production
  • Alcatel Lucent - mobile, fixed, IP and optics technologies, applications and services
  • Volvo Group - transport solutions
  • Proctor & Gamble - manufacturer of product ranges including personal care, household cleaning, laundry detergents, prescription drugs and disposable nappies