Terms of use

The NIR-VANA project consortium (http://project.nir-vana.eu) maintains this website (http://platform.nir-vana.eu), also referred to as the NIR-VANA platform, to enhance the interaction and collaboration among different actors in open innovation, including but not limited to companies, SMEs, entrepreneurs, researchers, experts, investors, consultants and advisors.

The NIR-VANA platform is born with the aim of offering innovation actors public and private spaces for sharing knowledge exchange and collaborative designing, facilitating partnerships and access to international networks, services and platforms.

The platform can be used to publish news, announcements of discussions, collaborative proposals, partnership profiles, challenges and success cases that fall within the scope of the initiative to promote dialogue and collaboration among actors.

No warranty

Your use of the service is at your sole risk. Even with regard to the fact that we expend appropriate endeavours for holding the content of the website current, complete and correct, we cannot entirely rule out the possibility of errors. We therefore do not warrant for correctness or completeness, accurateness or reliability of the information and data provided within our web pages to the user. Moreover, we do not warrant the serviceability and availability of the web page. Registered trademarks and proprietary names, and copyrighted text and images, are not generally indicated as such on our web pages. But the absence of such indications in no way implies that these names, images or text belong to the public domain and can be used of the user.


We cannot assume any liability for the content of external pages linked with this website. We cannot assume any liability for the comportment of users or third persons as well as for contents or declarations provided or passed by the users or by third persons in conjunction with this web page. We cannot assume any liability for damages of users or third persons, which could be caused by disruption, temporary suspension or termination of serviceability or availability of the website. In case that we are – irrespective of the above mentioned conditions for any cause in law – liable, liability is limited in each case to the compensation of such damages caused by wilful misconduct and gross negligence of our legal representatives or vicarious agents, in case of slight negligence only in case of the infringement of a material contractual obligations. For damages depending on negligent infringement of a non-material contractual obligation, liability is excluded as regards indirect damages and untypical consequential damages and for the remaining, liability is limited to the contractual characteristic average damage. An imperative liability according to the German Civil Code shall remain unaffected.

Copyright notice

NIR-VANA consortium, 2018

Reproduction is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated. Where prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.), such permission shall cancel the above-mentioned general permission and shall clearly indicate any restrictions on use.

Reproduction is not applicable to documents subject to intellectual property rights of third parties or users within the platform.