A Declaration of Acceptance (DoA) is an agreement for payment of the project Variable Fee.
Project partners that are not a member of ARTEMIS Industry Association are invited by the association to become member, which is the ideal choice because of the membership benefits. By becoming an ARTEMIS Industry Association member, the member agrees to pay the Membership Fee, and the project Variable Fee for projects they participate in.
However, for the project partners that do not wish to become an ARTEMIS Industry Association member, an alternative has been created to only contribute the Variable Fee: the 'Declaration of Acceptance' (DoA). By voluntarily signing a DoA, a project partner also pays a Variable Fee. The project fee for a DoA-signer is higher than the project fee for an ARTEMIS Industry Association member.
Without the Variable Fee, ARTEMIS Industry Association would not be able to finance its part in ECSEL Joint Undertaking and consequently ECSEL Joint Undertaking - together with the funded projects - would not continue. It is therefore kindly expected of all companies, institutes and universities participating in an ARTEMIS project to pay their Variable Fee.
To ensure that the contribution is shared fairly by all partners, we encourage you to ensure that all non-member partners in your project sign the DoA.
Within ARTEMIS Industry Association there are several different contribution fees, depending if you are participating in previous ARTEMIS-JU projects or in ECSEL-JU projects. The Membership Fee to become a member of the ARTEMIS Industry Association is in both cases the same.
The annual Membership Fee of ARTEMIS Industry Association - per calendar year excl. VAT in 2016 amounts to:
|Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)||A-member||€ 500|
|Research organisations & universities||B-member||€ 500|
|Large enterprises < EUR 500 M||C-member||€ 2,500|
|Large enterprises > EUR 500 M||C-member||€ 5,000|
|Umbrella & branch organisations (no internal R&I activities)||Associate||€ 500|
All C-members of ARTEMIS Industry Association have agreed to pay an extra variable contribution to compensate for non-contributing non-members participating in the same ARTEMIS-JU projects as they are. Such project participants are also known as ‘Free Riders’ (not a member of ARTEMIS Industry Association and not a DoA signer). The extra variable contribution is called the ‘C-member Share’. The C-member Share is invoiced annually and is based on the situation in the project in December before the year of the invoice.