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Q: What is the part of a possible industrial collaborator (in terms of finances) within the call FP7-NMP-2007-SMALL-1? Do industrial partners have to provide matching funding or can they also contribute with products and knowledge ?
A: Industrial partners are considered essential in order to achieve the Programme objective of transforming European Industry. The rate of funding for industrial partners' contributions would depend on the status of the organisation. The industrial partner's contribution could be Personnel, Equipment, Materials, etc. and could relate to any of the activities (research, demonstration, training, management). An industrial partner might contribute an agreed number of person-months over the life of the project to attend meetings and report activities, as well as providing some specialist equipment and materials. They could also provide a training module for researchers within the project and, if the industrial partner were leading the project, they might also undertake the coordination work, including most of the project management. All of their costs incurred in the above could be eligible for funding at the appropriate rate. "Knowledge" can not be considered as a direct contribution which might be eligible for funding! However, the partner's knowledge can be reason for their their direct involvement.
Category : FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) ( NMP )
 

 

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