R+D+I cooperation with the university

Close ties between universities and industry partners play a key role in promoting, spreading and exploiting ideas that gather momentum for knowledge-based society and expansion of competitiveness and standard of living. Society can make the most profit out of new research results of the university only when their societal and economical values are deliberately exploited. Properly coordinated research agreements between private and public partners are beneficial for all parties: partnerships formed at strategic levels provide opportunities to develop new innovative products and services, creating value through state and private investments to research development and innovation. 

Collaboration with corporations in the region is a high priority task at the University of Debrecen. We support innovative enterprises finding their matching point to researches at the university hence long-term cooperation evolve. These partnerships promote evident results for members of society.

Implementation and maintenance of cooperation between companies and university researchers is an important task of the Technology Transfer Center. If you would like to find a university partner for the research development and innovation activity planned by your company or in case you would like to inquire about university researches, please do not hesitate to contact our associates.

Under university practise all research activities performed with external partners are in all instances secured by written agreement. At the University of Debrecen mutual agreement between parties and respect towards each other is a very important basic condition of responsible and permanent cooperation between partners, that shall be represented in mutually agreed contract conditions. TTO is responsible for preparation and evaluation of research agreements and coordination of reconciliations between researchers and companies. Please do not hesitate to contact our associates regarding research agreement related questions

Further information about Research Agreements and about its different types can be found here.

Further information regarding national and EU (Horizon 2020) tender resources supporting research and innovation collaborations of the university and companies can be found by clicking on the links.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is there a contract sample available for download at the website regarding mutual research activity?

All research agreements are different as purposes and conditions of cooperation differ, that is why we do not publish a standard contract sample. Prior to preparing the first contract plan TTO needs some basic information regarding the planned research project and budget.  Layout of the research plan, that is going to be attached to the agreement, is sufficient enough at this point. The first agreement plan is sent to our partners following reconciliations with the head of project research.


Updated: 2019.09.05.

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