No. The provisions of Art. 41 of the RIPO apply as a minimum. The project partners are in any case obliged to comply with these regulations when working together. Innosuisse may, however, stipulate that an agreement between the partners going beyond these provisions must be made. Such conditions are required by Innosuisse in the vast majority of approved projects. The project partners must individually negotiate and agree on all arrangements that go beyond the provisions set out in Art. 41 RIPO. Where such a requirement exists, the agreement must be submitted no later than three months after the start of the project.
PLEASE NOTE: As these negotiations are important and can be complex, Innosuisse advises the project partners to deal with this issue at an early stage and to have already reached at least an agreement in principle on this issue by the time the application process is started.