Consortium Agreement for the joint implementation between partner universities of the new Industrial PhD path for SMEs

After the completion of this task the partners have defined the organization for the joint implementation between partner universities of the new Industrial Ph.D. path for SMEs, taking into account the legal aspects that emerged from the activities carried out in WP5. The deliverable of this task is a Consortium Agreement, which commits all project partners to jointly carry out the new Industrial Ph.D. path for SMEs after the end of the project life. The relevant file is located in GDrive. 

The Alliance chose to target the analysis on SMEs operating in the manufacturing sector, as the first important and extended area of experimentation, supporting the definition of a model replicable in Europe also in other fields.

The consortium concluded in a two-level agreement. 

The first level agreement model includes the following elements:

      • Goal
      • Gienahs framework
      • Governance Bodies and Coordination 
      • Workflow for Gienahs Industrial Doctoral Path implementation
      • Quality standards
      • Recognition and validation
      • Financial conditions 
      • Use of intellectual property
      • Validity and duration
      • The process of Alliance enlargement

On the other hand, the second level agreement model includes the following elements, correspondingly:

      • Scope
      • Thesis subject
      • Thesis work
      • Administrative headquarters
      • Duration of the thesis [between 3 and 6 years]
      • Language
      • Supervisors
      • Academic training
      • Joint scientific activities
      • Supervisory committee
      • Duties of doctoral candidate
      • Duties of supervisors
      • Industrial Support
      • Final examination
      • Authorization to defend the thesis
      • Composition of the jury
      • Diploma awarding
          • Type of degree
          • Diploma Supplement/Certificate
      • Intellectual Property
      • Candidate status
      • Enrolment
      • Regulations
      • Candidate/Student Responsibilities
      • Mobility/Stays in the different universities
      • Duties of partner institutions
      • Social Security and Insurance
      • Sponsors
      • Payment of salary
      • Additional support
      • Candidate’s contribution to program fees
      • Modification, mediation, and cancellation