Mr. Rob Suters: business lawyer with a professional background as Head Corporate Legal Department of Tele Atlas and Hewlett Packard. Rob has been responsible for Business Development at the St Radboud Academic Medical Center. Rob also manages IPStar BV. IPStar is a member of the MELiSSA space research consortium and focuses on business development and spin outs for terrestrial exploitation of sustainable technologies emanating from the MELiSSA space program and from its international research partners. Rob received his Masters Degree in Law from the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam where he specialized in (international) contract law and intellectual property.
Structure the relationship with a consultant. Set clear rules around important matters such as the scope of the work, compensation, confidentiality, intellectual property ownership and termination of the relationship.