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


  • It is proving to be an invaluable aid in compiling evidence of progress
    Pat O’Donnell
    TU4Dublin, Institute of Technology Tallaght, Ireland
  • HEInnovate is a new managerial tool helping academics to become aware of
    Assoc. Prof. PhD. Daniel Pavlov
    HEAD of the Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Ruse, Bulgaria

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HEInnovate for the Earth Day: Knowledge exchange and collaboration for sustainable development

The second webinar of the HEInnovate series will take place on April 22nd 2021 at 5pm CET. To celebrate Earth Day, we will present initiatives based on knowledge exchange that have contributed towards a Green transition in Higher Education, with a specific focus on the importance of collaborations between universities and enterprises. The discussion, moderated by Rebecca Allinson, Managing Partner from Technopolis Group, will engage four speakers: Dr Darren Reidy, Acting Sustainability Officer at Cork University College in Ireland will explain their institutional sustainability strategy,...

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