Research Open Call for Proposals
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2005 TRLabs Annual Report
TRLabs is soliciting research proposals from industry partners. Research topics may include but are not limited to: wireless communications; digital media; survivable networks; network modeling and protocols; home technologies; energy management; micro devices; and e-Health. Submitted proposals will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis until matching funds have been depleted.
Projects should be of particular interest to industry partners looking to achieve one or more of the following objectives:
- Stimulate R&D in areas of strategic importance to the partner(s)
- Acquire intellectual property (IP) rights
- Accelerate the R&D cycle in the areas of special interest and/or business growth
Unless otherwise negotiated, all intellectual property arising from research projects will be owned by TRLabs' academic partners (with first rights assigned to TRLabs). Rights to intellectual property will depend on the relative contribution of the research project partner(s). At a minimum, all project partners (pooled research) will be granted:
- world-wide, non-exclusive, royalty-free rights to all intellectual property for evaluation purposes.
- a six-month option to negotiate a royalty-bearing license to the intellectual property.
Research projects can be initiated through the submission of a 1-2 page project proposal. This proposal will capture the initial project parameters including a list of participating members, project description and goals, desired timetable and deliverables, and the expected distribution of IP following project completion. This proposal will serve to initiate discussion with TRLabs’ research team, leading to a detailed budget and work plan for projects that are accepted. The project plan, along with the contributions of participants and the other terms and conditions, will be articulated in a separate Research Agreement between TRLabs and the project partner(s).
The research will be carried out under the direction and supervision of a TRLabs Project Leader. The Project Leader will have responsibility for the scientific and technical conduct of the work, as outlined in the agreement. Standard project management practices (e.g., status reports, project reviews) will be adopted as required by the project.