How can I be associated to a VINF research program?
Periodically, calls for research proposals will be displayed on VINF portal and, if interested, you should contact the named project leader. You may also propose a research project to the VINF network and assume its leadership. Interested partners will then contact you for more information.
To whom belongs Intellectual Properties Rights (IPR) of a research project undertaken through the VINF?
VINF research projects are managed through a cooperative agreement in which IPR rules are defined. The VINF promotes joint ownership among the partners involved. These project partners (only those taking in this specific project) personalize the IPR sharing mode in the cooperation agreement prior to the commencement of the research activities. Pre-existing know-how brought to the project by partners is protected and remains the exclusive property of the declared inventor.
How can I enter VINF portal?
Once your membership form has been accepted and your membership fees paid, you will receive a personal user name and password to access the portal as well as a written user’s guide document. If needed, further assistance will be provided by the appropriate VINF team.
Who are VINF core partners?
The Virtual Institute on NanoFilms has been created from the EXCELL Network of Excellence set-up by the European Commission within the framework of FP6 research program.
VINF is constituted by ten leading European institutions interested in nanofilms; their preparation, characterization and use.