Technical and financial proposal: for new CEA-List partners

If you are a startup or small to mid-sized business looking to kickstart a new project, a CEA-List technical and financial proposal is ideal.

At CEA-List we’re always happy to hear from startups and SMEs looking for outside R&D expertise. If you haven’t worked with us before, a technical and financial proposal allows us to get to know one another and work together on your project—whether that’s making specific improvements to a mature technology, exploring the potential of an existing solution, or assessing the feasibility of a new innovation project.

3 key features of a technical and financial proposal

  • We will sign a contract with you that clearly sets out what you want to achieve and what resources CEA-List will provide.
  • The contract is limited to a single innovation project.
  • The project can run for between 3 and 24 months.

Who it is for

We offer technical and financial proposals to startups, small to mid-sized businesses, and corporations looking to overcome a specific technology-related challenge.

If any patents are filed as a result of the project, licensing and other terms will be set forth in an intellectual property agreement between the partners.

Resources provided by CEA-List

CEA-List will:

  • Appoint a project manager, who will be your main point of contact at CEA-List.
  • Assign experts in our labs to your project.
  • Allocate resources like our technology platforms, research facilities, and design and project management tools to your project.
  • Follow up with you after the final handover to make sure your project is a success.

How it works

Every partnership is unique, so we’ll tailor the process to suit you, but these are the key steps:

  1. Preliminary meeting: Most of our partnerships begin with a meeting. Sometimes a company will contact CEA-List directly; other times we approach companies to propose a partnership. The idea is to get acquainted and give you an opportunity to tell us about your project.
  2. Project analysis: We will work with you to identify key challenges and opportunities and define the scope of the partnership.
  3. Contract preparation and signature: Based on the preliminary discussions, we will draw up a contract for you to approve and sign.
  4. Kickoff: Work can now begin. We will monitor progress throughout to make sure that everything is going smoothly.

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