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Creating a consortium


Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


Book of industry papers, poster papers and abstracts of the ProjMAN 2014 - International Conference on Project MANagement




Mälardalen Real-Time Research Center (MRTC) has been a part of several proposals and projects selected and partly funded by ARTEMIS-JU. In this paper we want to present an example how the process of building a consortium can be handled by the main proposer in this kind of calls. The traditional way to do it is a “snow ball strategy” where the consortium lead might lose the control of the development of the consortium. Our approach is to be open, but keep control, by giving successive tasks and instructions to the interested partners, without any promises. When a core team of committed and productive partners is selected, they provide a first draft that is used to select the total consortium. Our strategy is a structured semi-open selection process for the consortium, paired with the development of the proposal.


author = {Gunnar Widforss and Malin Rosqvist},
title = {Creating a consortium},
isbn = {978-989-97433-4-2},
editor = {Jo{\~a}o Varaj{\~a}o, University of Minho, Portugal et aliter},
month = {October},
year = {2014},
booktitle = {Book of industry papers, poster papers and abstracts of the ProjMAN 2014 - International Conference on Project MANagement },
publisher = {SciKA},
url = {}