The partnering process begins with BRICS TTN participant needs in cooperation with other companies or researchers have been identified and evaluated, and it begins by entering a profile into BRICS TTN database. A profile is a cooperation request or offer. It summarises essential information about the participant, nature of the offer or request and the expected cooperation.
The profiles are formulated so that one does not need to be a technical specialist in a certain sector in order to understand it; it is one of the key requirements to the BRICS TTN profiles. The profiles are oriented to a wide audience - the staff of companies and organisations, the centres for innovation support and technology transfer, etc. that look for partners
- to have their developments implemented,
- to have their technical problems solved,
- to conduct a joint research,
- for business cooperation (mostly on the manufacture and promotion of innovation products).
Although BRICS TTN oriented generally on technology transfer we distinguish different types of profiles depending on BRICS TTN participant innovation business nature and intentions in finding the innovative partner.
BUSINESS VERSUS TECHNOLOGY PROFILES:
You should choose a technology profile when you offer or request an innovative technology or know-how and a technology transfer will take place. A technology transfer can be best described as the successful application and/or adaptation of a technology developed in one organisation to meet the needs of one or more other organisations. The transferred technology shall be innovative for the recipient.
If you need partners to expand your/his business in other BRICS countries for innovation technologies or existing products, wants to find trade intermediaries or suppliers abroad, write a Business Offer or a Business Request.
Ensure that the business offer is aimed at mid to long term partnering opportunities.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT REQUEST
You should write a Research & Development Request (RDR) if you wish to find a partner to join a consortium for a research project in the framework of a specific R&D program funded by the BRICS countries.
HOW TO PROCEED WITH THE PROFILES – BRIEF RECOMMENDATIONS
The BRICS TTN database contains a number of the profiles – see the sections «Requests» and «Offers».
The sections have filters to search the profiles by types, technology sectors, market applications and other parameters. The results are given in a list that includes the titles and abstracts of profiles, sorted by the creation/last modification date. The Abstract summarizes the main information contained in the profile. In order to see a more detailed description, one should click on the title of the profile; the full text contains the detailed description of the offer/request technology, innovation aspects of the offered technical solution or technical specification of the request, the description of the desired partnership and the partner’s role, etc.
We recommend also considering not only the offer/request itself, but also the requirements to the potential partner, the foreseen role in the partnership, the situation with the intellectual property, etc. It may save your time and help to select the most appropriate profile.
If, after studying the full text of the profile, you get interested in this offer or request, or you wish to receive additional information, you should express interest in this profile. To do this, please use the special on-line form below the profile. The information system will generate a message to the BRICS TTN member that submitted this profile to the database. As a rule, the answer is received in 2-3 days.
THE QUALITY OF PROFILES AND THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR CONTENT
BRICS TTN has internal standards and requirements aimed at providing the profiles of high quality. The responsibility for the content and the quality of the profile is shared by the author that submitted the profile to the BRICS TTN database. This ensures an extra check of the profile’s validity and the author’s readiness to the cooperation.