BENEFITS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTNERS
In the organisational system of the Centre we have planned that partnership
with companies will be the basic form of co-operation. Those partners who
have announced their participation will be able to use the following types
of undertakings and services:
External partners act as sponsors who declare donations which are used
to maintain and develop the Centre and its forms of activities.
Free of charge participation in scientific seminars where the results
of research work is presented, with regard to research conducted within
the scope of post-graduate, master’s and doctor’s theses (3-4 such seminars
will take place each year).
Information from the field of power electronics in the form of a quarterly
newsletter and a number of reports of scientific and research work conducted
in Institutes which co-operate with the Centre.
Free of charge participation in seminars conducted by foreign specialists
from the field of power engineering who are visiting the University.
Right to notify research topics carried out under post-graduate theses,
and contacts helping to employ the graduates.
Making use of the constant readiness of the scientific employees to provide
consultancy services, and of the IT base created in the Centre with regard
to the production and properties of components and power electronics systems
offered in the domestic market.
Facilities and considerable financial allowances in the training seminars
organised by the Centre (one of the basic forms of the Centre’s activity),
as well as national and foreign conferences.
Promotion of the company in the form of a logo placed in the materials
disseminated, indicating the company’s partnership in the Centre, considerable
facilitation of the publishing of promotional articles, and assistance
in the organisation of seminars, conferences, and training sessions of
typically promotional nature.
A concluded agreement, regarding the annual financial contribution
to be used jointly with contributions of other partners to cover costs
of promotion of research, shall form the basis for a partner’s participation
in the Centre. Amounts paid in to the bank account shall be accounted
for as a fee for the research activity of the Centre and invoiced in accordance
with generally accepted principles. One of the possible options is
that the Centre will be financed in the form of donations.
There will be three groups of partners:
I (golden) - rate of PLN 5000 quarterly
II (silver) - rate of PLN 2500 quarterly
III (bronze) - rate of PLN 1500 quarterly
In its formal contacts the Centre is represented by a proxy – one of the
members of the Programme Council and/or Dr Mieczysław Nowak, the Director.
The signing of an agreement results in activation of the partner’s rights
and the Centre’s services which have been specified above. Ad hoc co-operation
of companies with the Centre is also possible, which would include the
use of its services, such as training, promotion, and organisation, however
without any allowances or preferences to which the partners are entitled.