The main difference between a purchase contract and a cooperation agreement is that a cooperation agreement grants funds to another entity to achieve a public purpose with the participation of the Confederation. In a purchase agreement, there is a purchase by the federal government of a product or service from another company. How about becoming a source of inspiration for SMEs, institutions and researchers? A Sponsored Research Agreement (SRA) is a contract between the university and a non-federal sponsor for the purpose of funding and conducting research at the university. . . .