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Assessment scale definitions

1 – Novice

I am completely new to external engagement and have no prior experience or knowledge of collaboration between universities-industry-society.

2 – Beginner

In my external engagement activities, I rely on support from others and would like to focus on discovering and exploring learning concepts that are new to me, and building knowledge around the potential and opportunities of external engagement.

3 – Competent

In my external engagement activities, I am able to operate on my own and together with my peers. I have moderate experience and knowledge of external engagement concepts and collaboration between universities-industry-society. I am capable of identifying partners and acquiring resources to initiate external engagement activities.

4 – Proficient

In my external engagement activities, I am able to operate completely on my own and can take responsibility for decision making. I have sufficient experience and knowledge of external engagement concepts and collaboration between universities-industry-society. I am capable of effectively implementing and managing external engagement activities.

5 – Expert

I am able to substantially contribute to and lead external engagement activities. I have extensive experience and substantial expertise of external engagement concepts and collaboration between universities-industry-society. I am capable of initiating, managing and sustaining (all phases) of external engagement activities and want to continue to learn how to measure and improve them.

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To be able to apply the existing knowledge of collaboration partners to solve the problem at hand
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Beginner
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Proficient
Expert
To be able to develop an image of how a cooperation should work in ideal conditions
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
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To be able to develop a clear and consistent vision for what one wants to achieve from the specific collaboration activities
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To know who to approach for collaboration
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To know how to evaluate knowledge for its potential usefulness to others
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To know how to value knowledge
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To be able to exploit one's existing network
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To be able to create relationships
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
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To be able to identify and leverage opportunities
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To be able to anticipate changes in the environment
Novice
Beginner
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Proficient
Expert
To be able to think creatively and originally
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To be able to conceive alternative solutions to challenges
Novice
Beginner
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Proficient
Expert
To know how to explain something in an attractive way
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To know how to support others in entrepreneurial activity
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To be able to take on and solve ambiguities and problems
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
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To know the aims / priorities of the collaboration partner(s)
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Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To understand the needs and wants of collaboration partners
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To understand the different languages and cultures of different types of collaboration partners
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To understand the differing motivations of the collaboration partners
Novice
Beginner
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Proficient
Expert
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To know knowledge transfer and engagement processes
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To know IP regulations related to knowledge transfer
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To know what structures are in place to support knowledge transfer and engagement
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To know innovation processes
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To know the human resources processes of industry
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To know scientific / R&D processes
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To know educational processes of higher education institutions
Novice
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Competent
Proficient
Expert
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To be able to negotiate trade-offs and issues between collaboration partners
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To be able to negotiate reasonable goals between collaboration partners
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To be able to identify and secure collaboration from others to access knowledge
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert
To be able to identify and secure cooperation from others to access knowledge
Novice
Beginner
Competent
Proficient
Expert


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