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Accelerating Science-based Growth Through Co-innovation
Initial registration date
March 20, 2018
March 21, 2018 2:22 PM EDT
University of Southern Denmark
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Does the participation in co-innovation training activities influence industry participants’ intentions to engage in university-industry co-innovation projects?
The aim of this trial is to explore the motivations of industry players to engage, or not, in collaborative innovation (co-innovation) projects. Training activities which engage university and industry participants can be a determinant for formal innovation and entrepreneurial projects. The trial objective is to determine the effects of tailored training programmes focused on modifying the co-innovation intention and its cognitive antecedents. This trial will be run in the border region of Southern Denmark. Registration Citation
The intervention is a half-day workshop for a group of randomly selected participants from industry.
Intervention Start Date
Intervention End Date
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Intention to engage in university-industry collaboration projects
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
This is a three item measure that captures different dimensions of the intention to engage in the behavior.
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Response to a call to action to engage with a university researcher
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Participants will be invited to register for a co-innovation program via email. A stratified random selection of the participants will be allocated to the treatment group (workshop training); the rest will be in the control group (business as usual). Treatment and control group will receive a report based on the responses to the survey. There is a follow-up survey after the intervention for both groups.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization done by a computer in the office
Was the treatment clustered?
Sample size: planned number of clusters
Invitation to registration and survey will be sent to 150 individuals (employees in start-up, SMEs or large companies in the region).
Sample size: planned number of observations
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
35 individuals in training (intervention), 45 individuals in control.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
The initial estimation of the required sample aims to observe significant differences (0.95) on the main outcome variable (the co-innovation intention) with statistical power (0.80). For an expected minimum detectable effect size (MDES) of 0.35 between the different groups measures, we would at least need 102 participants in each group to see significant differences. We are running this trial as a feasibility study to confirm if these assumptions are valid.
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
SDU Research Support
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number
Project - 95-482-74152