15 Feb 2022

DIGITALEUROPE MCARD-HEU: Model Consortium Agreement for Research, Development and Innovation Actions under Horizon Europe

The DIGITALEUROPE MCARD-HEU model Consortium Agreement will, we trust, provide a sound and suitable starting point for your consideration and negotiations under the guidance of your legal and professional advisors.

We could not hope to cover all the circumstances that might arise in research collaborations between consortia members drawn from academia, industry and institutes. The optional text and blanks are highlighted in yellow for your assistance.

DIGITALEUROPE would welcome any feedback and suggestions for improving the text. However, as is standard, neither DIGITALEUROPE, its members nor the drafting committee accept any liability for loss or damage which may arise from reliance upon this model and its use is undertaken entirely at the risk of the user.

The template consists of a revision of the MCARD-2020, which has been extensively used and re-adapted to the needs of different stakeholders. For example, the industry associations AENEAS, EPoSS and INSIDE, which are the three private members of the European Public-Private Partnership on Key Digital Technologies (KDT JU the successor to the ECSEL JU), renew their interest in the updated template and intend to use it as a basis for developing their own model Project Consortium Agreement (PCA) that they will provide to their members for use in KDT projects. The 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association – 6GIA will take the template into consideration for the projects of the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking SNS-JU.

Download the MCARD-HEU model
For more information, please contact:
Martina Piazza
Manager for Investments & Innovation
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