No. The provisions of Article 41 RIPO apply at the very least. In each case, the project partners are obliged to comply with these regulations in the course of their cooperation. Innosuisse can however stipulate that an agreement that goes beyond these provisions must be concluded between the partners. Requirements of this kind are made by Innosuisse in the vast majority of approved projects. The project partners must individually negotiate and agree on all conditions that exceed the provisions set out in Article 41 RIPO. In the case of such a requirement, the agreement must be submitted by the time the project work begins at the latest. If it does not materialise, Innosuisse shall claim back the first instalment it has paid and abort the project.
PLEASE NOTE: As the negotiations are important and can be complex, Innosuisse recommends dealing with this issue at an early stage and coming to an agreement in principle at the very least by the time application preparations begin.