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 eight 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


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

Latest news

Transforming higher education: the role of microcredentials and collaboration

We are delighted to announce that the next HEInnovate webinar in our 2021 Spring series will take the form of a panel discussion in which our contributors will discuss different approaches to fostering transformation of higher education through microcredentials and collaboration. You can look forward a lively discussion where our panel will share their views on: Different approaches to microcredentials, including the definition developed by the European Commission The benefits and obstacles of providing microcredentials through collaboration between academia and industry The opportunities...

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