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How innovative is your higher education institution?

Being an entrepreneurial higher education institution depends upon individuals, and innovative ways of doing things. There is no ‘unique’ approach, but a variety of ways in which HEIs behave entrepreneurially, for example, in how they manage resources and build organisational capacity, involve external stakeholders into their leadership and governance, create and nurture synergies between teaching, research and their societal engagement, as well as knowledge exchange. This also includes recognising and building on what already exists.

Now in its third year, HEInnovate has been used by 100s of institutions across Europe to assess their entrepreneurial and innovative potential.

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About HEInnovate

The European Commission and the OECD have joined forces to support higher education institutions with the creation of the self-assessment tool HEInnovate. HEInnovate facilitates the assessment of an HEI in a systematic way, opening up discussion and debate on the entrepreneurial and innovative nature of higher education institutions.

It is free, confidential and open to anyone to use. HEInnovate can be used by all types of higher education institutions. Rather than defining a single way forward, it offers self-assessment, guidance and good practice materials to take action.

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Testimonials

  • This self-assessment will help the institutions to design strategies for becoming more entrepreneurial
    Torild Nilsen Mohn
    Higher Education Coordinator, JA-YE Norway
  • We have been using HEInnovate to promote the change in the way people think about, act and support entrepreneurship.
    Rui Coutinho
    Senior Advisor to the President Entrepreneurship Coordinator Porto Design Factory FireStarter & Manager POLITÉCNICO DO PORTO

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Engineering Education Forum 2016 at the University of Aveiro, Portugal

On June 22nd, the University of Aveiro (Portugal) is hosting the national Engineering Education Forum (EEF 2016). This full day event provides an opportunity to debate all aspects related to teaching & learning engineering and innovative & entrepreneurial thinking. The Forum is the first to be organised by the SEE (Science & Engineering Education) Working Group which brings together experts and stakeholders, from igher Education Institutions, Industry sector and Associations linked to Higher Education and Engineering.

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