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
  • The HEInnovate workshop facilitator was very insightful.
    Elena Zomeni
    Head of Research and Liaison with Business, University of Cyprus

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HEInnovate 2018

HEInnovate 2018 - Thank you for a successful event

The Egg in Brussels played host as higher education professionals, HEInnovate experts, high-level policymakers, business stakeholders, and students came together at HEInnovate 2018 this week to discuss innovation in higher education.  The event was a great success with a lot of healthy debate and a hackathon with students from HEIs across Europe presenting their ideas for hacking higher education. Click to see pictures of the event.  HEInnovate would like to thank all the participants that helped to make HEInnovate 2018 an inspiring and thought-provoking event!  The Rector Magnificus of...

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