The following aspects characterise collaborative research projects:
- identifying common interests, joint design and implementation
- financial participation and joint risk-taking
- possible national or European co-financing
- sharing results and profits resulting from the collaboration
As regards financing, businesses can enlist much assistance for this type of activity :
- At national level, activities that fit into this type of research can benefit from financial assistance from the Ministry of Economic Affairs within the context of measure 1 "R&D Projects or Programmes" of the RDI law of 5 June 2009, of the Ministry for the Middle Classes for the acquisition of new expertise, as well as National Research Fund (FNR) within the framework of CORE measures (themes clearly specified), and many more.
- At the European level, numerous programmes support collaborations including EDFR (regional competitiveness and Employment), certain FP7 programmes (e.g. COOPERATION, PEOPLE, JTI), Life+ (protection of the environment), CIP (marketing and economic exploitation of innovative techniques or products), ESA (space technologies), AAL (Ambient Assisted Living), etc.
CRP Henri Tudor and Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research, work in close collaboration in order to be able to better advise and assist businesses. To learn more visit Luxinnovation's website or the Luxembourg Portal for Innovation and Research.