The Intellectual Property Agreement Guide IPAG is a project of Universities Austria (Österreichische Universitätenkonferenz, UNIKO) and is sponsored by the National Contact Point for Intellectual Property (ncp.ip) in the Federal Ministry of Digital, Business and Enterprise, the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, the Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research and Austria Wirtschaftsservice. The aim of this project is to increase and support cooperation and technology transfer between science and economy.
Exchanging knowledge and technology between universities and enterprises often requires complex contractual agreements. To facilitate the technology transfer process and provide legal certainty, experts of Austrian Universities in cooperation with economy experts, public research organisations and ministries, drew up the Intellectual Property Agreement Guide. The IPAG project is a guideline in form of a manual with standard clauses in various versions, all available without any charge. These clauses are considered contract samples for knowledge- and technology transfer and cover the specific needs for contract design between public research organisations and business partners. With these contract samples, users receive practical assistance on work cooperation between companies and public research organisations.