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


  • 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
  • It is proving to be an invaluable aid in compiling evidence of progress
    Pat O’Donnell
    TU4Dublin, Institute of Technology Tallaght, Ireland

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Student innovation and entrepreneurship in the spotlight - HEInnovate webinar series

The penultimate webinar in our Autumn series focuses on student entrepreneurship. We invited students as well as representatives of HEIs and international organisations to share their work and experiences with fostering student entrepreneurship and innovation.  The hour-long webinar will take place on Thursday, the 3rd December at 5pm CET.  The discussion will be moderated by Rebecca Allinson, Managing Partner at Technopolis Group and will engage: Cristina Santini, Associate Professor at the Università San Raffaele in Rome, Italy. Cristina researches topics of entrepreneurship and...

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