bMediation develops partnerships in certain sectors of activity with the objective of developing own expertise that will increase the effectiveness and quality of the service.
European funded research projects
bMediation is a reference partner of DESCA. DESCA is the modular consortium agreement for the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission that funds European research. The template consortium agreement seeks to balance the interests of all the main participants in FP research projects: large and small firms, universities, public research institutes and RTOs. bMediation is the mediation provider proposed for dispute resolution.
Typical conflict sources in these large scale European projects are the internal organization of the consortium, the distribution of the Community financial contribution, the management of intellectual property, the access rights to results and the liability and confidentiality arrangements between the partners.
This kind of disputes generally include several parties with a large variety of interests and background, the project agenda is tight and the European funding is often pending on the successful result of the mediation.
For such disputes, bMediation proposes mediators with experience in European project management, intellectual property rights or research and development. This mediator will have multilingual skills and might be assisted by a second mediator when the size of the consortium requires it.