Agreement types

Once DTU and a public sector authority or international institution have agreed to collaborate, the parties are can enter into different agreement types.

DTU may enter into collaboration either as a co-financed research, commissioned research or as strategic framework agreement between DTU and the authority or international institution in question.

Around two-thirds of DTU’s scientific advice is delivered through strategic Framework agreements between DTU and the authority in question. The remaining third of DTU’s scientific advice is supplied via individual partnership contracts, which are typically of a more short-term and limited nature.

A common trait of all the agreements is that they describe the legal conditions, academic services, finance, partnership fora and reporting conditions for the partnership in question

In the area of scientific advice, a difference is made between the following three types of agreements:

- Co-financed research

- Commisioned research - commercial activities

- Strategic framework agreement


Jan Eiersted Molzen
Head of DTU Partnerships
+45 45 25 71 27


Christine Rich
Senior Executive Officer, Innovation and Sector Services
+45 51 15 74 44