University Contract Management

Universities are in the business of generating knowledge and teaching. This generation of knowledge will primarily take the form of developing fundamental science and technology of great interest to our customers. One of the key drivers of university research contracts is to harness this science into applications that benefit wider industries.

That's why NNL has so much experience in contracting with Universities. We've developed solutions to most of the issues that crop up with universities. Ones that work equally well for both the industrial sponsor and the University. 

We understand contracting with Universities is slightly different than with most commercial organisations. Contract negotiation is shaped by the academic need to publish and to have the ability to use scientific developments for teaching or for research in unrelated areas.  That means we replace the standard terms and conditions issued to sub-contractors that so often cause problems for Universities who are seeking to play a consultant role.