Where 24 partners work together on innovative concepts there must be a clear cooperation agreement to protect intellectual property and competitive advantage. The agreement for SmartBot has been sent to all the partners, who have sent it to their legal departments.
‘We are hoping for a quick procedure. It has been thoroughly prepared and checked in both Dutch and German. It is a pretty standard agreement with some extra protection for the cooperations’, according to Hetty Wessel, project manager of SmartBot. ‘I am expecting some legal questions, but I am sure we can deal with them properly’.