This mode of partnership usually involves external sources of funding (partially or fully) and the intellectual property rights are fragmented and owned by the parties responsible for each fragment. This type is beneficial to industry partner in cases where it’s research and development direction overlaps with that of the institute, and the expected results are mutually favorable. Under the EU framework program, such R&D activities are encouraged to take place almost mandatory, in order to qualify for public innovation funding. Therefore, it is crucial to foster fruitful relationships between research and industrial partners as soon as possible. EDI is excited to get to know businesses across different industries and to kick-start friendly relationship that can be transformed in collaboration once a suitable grant opportunities emerge. EDI experts are monitoring public funding calls constantly and are eager to involve relevant industrial partners at any moment.