Choice of research partnerships
The excellent links we enjoy with our partners are the lifeblood of the EIA-FR. Our institute is committed to helping businesses innovate and develop new services or products.
There are a number of ways businesses can engage with the EIA-FR.
Companies can commission the Institute to undertake research and development work tailored exclusively to the needs of the contracting party. The subsequent contract sets out the details of the R&D services to be provided by the Institute in return for payment.
The Institute is commissioned by a third party to provide research and development services which are tailored to the needs of both the contracting party and the Institute. The subsequent contract sets out the details of the R&D services to be provided by the Institute in return for payment.
The professors and scientific staff members of the institute conduct research projects with one or several partners. The partners contribute to the research effort either by providing material support or their time and effort. Collaboration is governed by a contract which specifies collaboration conditions and questions related to intellectual property.
The Institute is commissioned by a third party to provide research services in the form of a Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis. As a general rule, the Institute is not paid for this service. The project description, which serves as a contractual agreement, sets out the details of the research services to be provided.
ENERGY: Collaborating with us
Through its involvement in projects like the smart living lab (SLL), the institute ENERGY is a fully-integrated member of national research networks. The institute makes every effort to ensure that it strikes the right balance between its basic and applied research activities. ENERGY systematically extracts those fundamental research findings that show the greatest potential for translation into practical applications, making it an ideal collaborative partner for SMEs.
Our innovation partners
Companies who enter into a research partnership with our Institute can also benefit from our extensive regional, national and international network to boost their innovation performance.