Internships: 2 of 4

Selected institutions will prepare a special programme for the interns, covering issues such as:

Research Infrastructure (RI) Management and Research Commercialisation – Areas for Improvement
Organisational and Legal Management
Legal forms of management bodies: consortia, spin offs/outs, International Research Centres Building Science-Business contacts & relationships; looking at Science from the Business point of view
Research Infrastructure 'User's Guides'; complete lists of available facilities; portfolios with price lists; constantly reviewed basket of goods Networking: academia/academia (universities, labs, institutes); academia/business, business/business; global thought exchange; mobility of scientists and employees
Model agreements with business enterprises (multilateral contracts to lower costs); automation of processes; clear and automatic decision making process Learning between branches of business and academia; best practices; failure evasion; failure forecasting
IP/Technology Transfer Building mutual trust; facilitating mutual development; building bridges and filling knowledge/finance gaps
Patent Law Creating a sense of mission; providing scientist with expert knowledge on how to use their RI (also internally); common infrastructure management; common goals
Public Aid Promoting helicopter view regarding the future of the RI, not only the present moment
Public Procurement Law Building RI’s PR & identity
Quality certificates and systems Research and labs marketing
Material transfer agreements Building a strong HR policy; trainings, career paths; encouraging best scientist to join the RI forces
Non-disclosure agreements Cooperation with market leaders (eg. Hi-Tech); cooperation with small and medium companies
Data protection Cooperation project SWOT analysis
Compliance policy Successful negotiations
Ethics Ensuring proactive business level customer service
Insurance Promoting teamwork throughout the organisation
Health & Safety instructions Internal and external communication; learning common language of cooperation: deadlines, time, task
Finance and accounting support (eg. VAT) Dealing with conflicts and tensions
Management (cost) accounting; cost forecasting; cost and tax optimisation Project management
Choice of allocation keys (eg. machine/hour); unit costs based on full cost calculation Quality management & controlling; project evaluation

 SOLUTION THAT THE PROJECT IS LOOKING FOR: A SUCCESS STORY. IMITATING THE HERO. Good Practices of Commercialisation presented on a full cycle cooperation project (Technology Transfer Centre, University, Research Institute, Enterprise): initiation, organisation (documents), implementation, coordination, reports, control, evaluation; AIM/RESULT: BOTTOM-UP SYSTEM CHANGES

We place a lot of emphasis on ensuring that internships are not constituted merely by a series of lectures and a superficial look on the structures of the host institutions. Our interns should thoroughly get to know the processes, documentation and good practice in order to be able to take advantage of ready solutions for the benefit of their own research institutions. Training methods offered during the internship will include, in addition to the inevitable theoretical part, workshops, discussions and shadowing.