Exchanging valuable information with other partners is generally a necessity that regularly occurs in collaborative initiatives or undertakings. Accordingly, confidentiality issues and measures should be taken into consideration in order to safely exchange information, facilitating the project's development and ensuring the non-disclosure of sensitive technology, business or commercial confidential information. Therefore, the signature of a confidentiality agreement or non-disclosure agreement (NDA) at the proposal stage or even before, the inclusion of confidentiality clauses in the consortium agreement, and compliance with confidentiality obligations during the whole life of the project and after, are among others very important steps to keep confidential information secret in order to maintain a competitive edge.
To assist you in the drafting of your own non-disclosure agreement, the European IPR Helpdesk has therefore prepared several templates, which can also be used in the framework of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Below you will find a list of all the new templates:
- Non-disclosure agreement (one way);
- Non-disclosure agreement (mutual);
- Memorandum of understanding and non-disclosure agreement.
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