How innovative is your higher education institution?

Is your Higher Education Institution prepared for future challenges?

Is your Higher Education Institution promoting the development of an entrepreneurial culture?

Being an entrepreneurial higher education institution depends upon individuals, and innovative ways of doing things.

HEInnovate is a self-assessment tool for Higher Education Institutions who wish to explore their innovative potential. It guides you through a process of identification, prioritisation and action planning in seven key areas. HEInnovate also diagnoses areas of strengths and weaknesses, opens up discussion and debate on the entrepreneurial / innovative nature of your institution and it allows you to compare and contrast evolution over time. You can have instant access to your results, learning materials and a pool of experts.

The European Commission and the OECD have joined forces in the development of HEInnovate. It is free, confidential and open to anyone to use. HEInnovate can be used by all types of higher education institutions. This website offers more than just an interactive tool; it also contains case studies, user stories and supporting material to help you to design solutions tailored to your needs. Read more

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Members of the expert team


  • HEInnovate function as a very useful framework
    Flemming Bridal Rasmussen
    Director, VIA People & Strategy, VIA University College, Denmark
  • I enjoy using HEInnovate because it takes a holistic approach
    Mikkel Trym
    Director of CIEL, Denmark

Latest news

Registration open for the HEInnovate Train the Trainers session – 14 June 2018

We will hold a one-day long interactive training session on HEInnovate in Ruse, Bulgaria on 14 June 2018. The aim of the training is to provide information and advice on how to make the most of HEInnovate. The training is run in cooperation with the European Commission as part of the upcoming HEInnovate conference that will take place in Ruse on 14-15 June.  The full programme of the conference will be available soon. The HEInnovate training is aimed at participants who are interested in learning how to use HEInnovate in their organisation and run their own workshops. Prior knowledge of...

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