Gateway University Research Park (Gateway) has created an exciting model designed to explore the leading edge of technological frontiers and commercialize the results through collaborative partnerships. Partner companies are attracted by the ability to access advanced facilities and tools while collaborating with world-class faculty.
Gateway works with corporate partners and academic units to create joint R&D projects and spin-off opportunities that are co-located with the academic units on the Gateway campuses. These partnerships have as a common theme the application of enabling technological advances rather than a focus on any particular market segment. Gateway is business friendly. Partnership arrangements are captured in a variety of agreements including, but not limited to:
Prior to entering into sensitive discussions we execute nondisclosure agreements to provide mutual assurances that confidential information will be safeguarded.
Both office and laboratory space are available at Gateway. Space can be outfitted to suit the partner’s specific needs. Lease rates for this space are market competitive.
FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT USE AGREEMENTS
This agreement lays the framework for partners to access the facilities and equipment. It includes items such as the types of facilities and equipment subject to the agreement, the hourly usage rates, an understanding about how usage will be scheduled, adherence to the Gateway Lab Safety Plan guidelines, equipment-specifi c training which may be required, maintenance and repair guidelines, and more. Laying out these ground rules helps to guarantee that all stakeholders in the facilities are treated equitably.
JOINT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS
This agreement outlines the essential purposes of the collaboration, who will be on the project team, how decisions will be made, how costs will be allocated, procedures for pursuing intellectual property protection, ownership rights in resulting inventions and intellectual property, the procedures for handling publication of results etc.
EQUIPMENT PROVIDER AGREEMENTS
We encourage and facilitate mutually beneficial relationships with our equipment partners. These partnerships are focused on establishing the core capabilities available at Gateway and offering those capabilities to our other partners. We will explore new applications for advanced tools with these providers.
CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN AND OTHER LABORATORY POLICIES
Gateway University Research Park is committed to providing a safe working environment and believes partners, university staff and university students have a right to know about health hazards associated with their work. The Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) includes policies, procedures, and responsibilities designed to develop an awareness of potentially hazardous chemicals in the workplace, and to train individuals in appropriate, safe working conditions. Because few laboratory chemicals are without hazards, it is important to minimize all chemical exposure and that the risk not be underestimated.
It is important that all individuals assume responsibility for laboratory safety. All individuals will have access to pertinent safety information. The people who work in any given area are best able to detect potential hazards in either the facility or in work procedures. When safety concerns arise, individuals are encouraged to contact the Environmental, Health and Safety Manager at Gateway University Research Park.
A training program has been designed for the benefit and protection of all individuals at Gateway University Research Park . Necessary information will be available to inform any individual how best to handle hazardous chemicals. Plans are reviewed annually to assure safe laboratory/work procedures and environment.
ALL INDIVIDUALS utilizing laboratories must undergo and adhere to all training and safety protocols and procedures as required by Gateway University Research Park.
Chemical Hygiene Plan
Chemical Release Emergency Response Plan
Chemical Waste Removal Form
Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Data Sheet
Hazard Communication Program
Management of Laboratory Wastes
Lab Start-Up Procedures
Lab Sign Off - Corporate Partners
For information about partnering opportunities contact Gateway University Research Park at (336) 375-9232..