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What does it mean to be a Boundary Spanning Agent?

Jose Villagran
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In a world where collaboration across disciplines is key to innovation, the concept of the ‘Boundary Spanning Agent’ stands out as a cornerstone for progress. These individuals embody the spirit of partnership between universities and the private sector, acting as a bridge that connects the academic world with practical, industry-driven applications. This infographic sheds light on the traits and competencies that define a Boundary Spanning Agent and illustrates their significance in catalysing successful collaborations for societal benefit.

An infographic that explains what it means to be a boundary spanning agent

Jose Villagran-Polo (author) is a Project Officer at UIIN and works on topics related to university-business collaboration, entrepreneurial education and the role of university-based incubators in their regions.

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