Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)

“The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) is intended for relationships where JBEI and the corporate collaborator work together on a common research objective. This type of collaboration often involves corporate funding for specified work at JBEI, a visiting scientist who works on-site with JBEI researchers, and/or parallel research efforts at each partner’s facilities. The Berkeley Lab DOE Model CRADA can be found here. If you have questions about the CRADA, please contact JBEI’s Director of Commercialization.

CRADAs typically reflect a more strategic research focus, with expectations that new intellectual property will be developed.

Under the CRADA, sponsors are offered a six-month, no-fee option to an exclusive or non-exclusive commercial license (sponsor’s choice) to JBEI intellectual property developed under the CRADA in a pre-negotiated field of use.

In many cases the option can be extended, by request, for a reasonable fee. The company and JBEI have 30 days to review planned publications to ensure that any intellectual property is covered by a patent application and to remove any company proprietary information. Publication is not otherwise restricted.

For information on other ways to partner with JBEI go here.