Co-operative Education for Enterprise Development (CEED)

CEED Standard Project Agreement

CEED projects are small-scale, but a proper working arrangement is still vital. A Standard Project Agreement provides a functional framework and covers the particular issues which arise due to the rather unusual combination of parties in CEED projects. Confidentiality is a standard component of this.
The Standard Project Agreement allows you to select one of two options for Project Intellectual Property (Project IP). When you propose a CEED project, you can opt for the normal arrangement where you share Project IP (50:50) with the university, or you can opt to pay a surcharge and own 100% of Project IP (see CEED Fees). Please note that commercial use of "Background Technology" is not covered in either of these options.

When you propose a CEED project (see Project Proposal Form), you agree to accept the terms of this Standard CEED Project Agreement.

If you undertake CEED projects on a regular basis, you may prefer to have a single header agreement instead. Please contact the CEED Office if you would like to discuss this.

To download The Standard CEED Project Agreement, please click on the .pdf below.

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Definitions from Standard Project Agreement

"Agreement" means this CEED Program Standard Project Agreement.

"Background Technology" means any patent or other intellectual property right or any confidential information of a Party, including functional software for which a Party owns the intellectual property rights and makes the software available for the Project, but excludes any intellectual property developed during the Project ("Project IP").

"Intellectual Property" shall refer to rights in recorded ideas, inventions, techniques, and other discoveries arising from research conducted by the Parties or the Students pursuant to this Agreement which may, without limiting the generality of the above, include any:

a) invention or discovery; manner, method or process of manufacture; method or principle of construction; computer program; database; algorithm; integrated circuit; circuit layout or semiconductor chip layout or design; plan, drawing or design; or scientific, technical or engineering information or document;

b) improvement, modification or development of any of the foregoing;

c) patent, application for a patent, right to apply for a patent or similar rights either generally or for or in respect of anything referred to in paragraph (a) or (b);

d) trade secret, know-how, confidential information or right of secrecy or confidentiality in respect of any information or document or other intellectual property either generally or referred to in paragraph (a) or (b);

e) copyright or other rights in the nature of copyright subsisting in any works either generally or in the subject matter referred to in paragraph (a) or (b);

f) eligible layout rights or other rights in any integrated circuit, circuit layout or semiconductor chip layout or design either generally or in respect of anything referred to in paragraph (a) or (b);

g) unregistered design, registered design, application for registration of a design, right to apply for registration of a design or similar rights either generally or for or in respect of any work referred to in paragraph (a) or (b);

h) trade mark (whether registered or unregistered) or plant variety right or the right to apply for registration of them, either generally or in respect of anything referred to in paragraph (a) or (b);
i) intellectual property in addition to the above which falls within the definition of intellectual property rights contained in Article 2 of the World Intellectual Property Organisation Convention of July 1967 hether in Australia or elsewhere in the world.

"Parties" or "Party" means any or all of UWA, Enterprise or their successors and permitted assigns, and includes their employees, sub-contractors, agents and, where context permits, Students.

"CEED Project" means the project outlined in the CEED project proposal and as further set out in the Project Brief and signed by the Students and those supervising them on behalf of the Parties.

"Project IP" means any Intellectual Property that is created or arises as a result of the individual or joint activity of the Parties, their employees, contractors or agents in conducting the CEED Project. Contributions to the Project IP by the Students shall be treated as contributions by UWA.

"Semester" means the formal periods of study as published annually by UWA.

"Students " means the student or students engaged to or who work on the CEED Project.

To view previous versions of the CEED Project Agreement, please click here.