The application to set up a CD Laboratory is draftet by the scientist in coordination with the commercial partner and submitted to the CDG Secretariat. In this capacity, the scientist represents the respective university or research institution.
CD Laboratories can be set up both at Austrian and non-Austrian universities and non-university research institutions. Non-university research institutions must offer a scientific environment that is comparable to those found at universities. Business cooperation partners can be Austrian and, under certain conditions, foreign companies.
In addition to this core model, there is the possibility to carry out sub-areas of the scientific activity of a CD Laboratory at another university or non-university research institution. Modules are set up at those locations for this purpose. Depending on the location of the module such an external module can be an Austrian or an international module.