Partnerships with business, social and other partners offer opportunities to expand the potential of the idea as well as create the value chain for the R&D solution: from an idea to a complete solution for business or society. There are many forms of cooperation with partners. Each partnership is important because it opens up new opportunities for co-creation and in the end leads to the complementarity of experience and expertise, without which the value of R&D activities would be significantly smaller.

The specificities of R&D activities provide opportunities to solve unique problems of a business enterprise or a public sector organization. The long-term competitive advantage of the company or organization lies in its R&D-based innovation strategy. As a result, companies and organizations often choose university researchers’ teams for the achievement of their respective tasks.