DIGITALEUROPE MEMBERS have published a new model consortium agreement for Horizon 2020 projects: MCARD-2020. 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. 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. 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. A consortium agreement is a binding contract signed between the partners of a Horizon 2020 interconnection project.
The Horizon 2020 grant agreement (Article 41(3)) states that `beneficiaries shall have internal provisions as regards their implementation and coordination in order to ensure the proper implementation of the action. These internal agreements must be the subject of a written « consortium agreement » between the beneficiaries under Horizon 2020. So what do you need to know about this agreement and the implementation process? Keep reading to learn more. 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. Its result is a typical consortium agreement that anyone can use as the basis for a specific consortium agreement for a given project. The DESCA consortium agreement is available for free download. Note: The costs associated with the preparation of a consortium agreement are not reimbursable, as the consortium agreement should be signed before the grant agreement is signed. However, costs related to the updating of the consortium agreement shall be eligible if they are incurred during the duration of the action. The DESCA model is widespread among universities and research institutes. The DESCA initiative, launched by major Horizon 2020 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. DESCA is a simple and comprehensive consortium agreement, free of unnecessary complexity in both content and language..
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