European study on Boundary Spanning Individuals between University and Industry / Society
You are invited to participate in a survey to be conducted as part of "Spanning Boundaries" project funded through the European Commission’s Knowledge Alliance programme.
For further information regarding the project, please visit: www.spanning-boundaries.eu
Given the importance of boundary spanning individuals in diffusing knowledge and creating connections between university and industry / society, this survey seeks input of individuals who are engaged in boundary spanning or consider themselves as boundary spanners* to learn about their knowledge and skills.
*We define boundary spanners as individuals who “break down internal and external organisational boundaries in their engagement for collaborative innovation”.
The survey is not an examination or test. There are no good or bad answers. The quality of the data depends highly on your honest opinion. The survey itself will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and all responses will remain anonymous. Your responses will only be used to provide aggregate results. We kindly request that you complete the survey before the 29th of June 2020.
We thank you for your support!
As a measure of thanks, you can request to receive the results of the survey by leaving your email address at the end of this survey (your email address will be saved separately to the data).
The Spanning Boundaries project team
For the purpose of this study, the term ‘university’ incorporates all European higher education institutions (HEIs) and ‘industry’ includes privately and publicly owned organisations, non-government organisations (NGOs) and not for profit organisations. The term ‘intermediaries’ incorporates chambers of commerce, business associations, investor groups, and regional development agencies. The term ‘cooperation’ includes inter- as well as intra-organisational cooperation.