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How innovative is your higher education institution?

Being an entrepreneurial higher education institution depends upon individuals, and innovative ways of doing things. There is no ‘unique’ approach, but a variety of ways in which HEIs behave entrepreneurially, for example, in how they manage resources and build organisational capacity, involve external stakeholders into their leadership and governance, create and nurture synergies between teaching, research and their societal engagement, as well as knowledge exchange. This also includes recognising and building on what already exists.

Now in its third year, HEInnovate has been used by 100s of institutions across Europe to assess their entrepreneurial and innovative potential.

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About HEInnovate

The European Commission and the OECD have joined forces to support higher education institutions with the creation of the self-assessment tool HEInnovate. HEInnovate facilitates the assessment of an HEI in a systematic way, opening up discussion and debate on the entrepreneurial and innovative nature of higher education institutions.

It is free, confidential and open to anyone to use. HEInnovate can be used by all types of higher education institutions. Rather than defining a single way forward, it offers self-assessment, guidance and good practice materials to take action.

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Testimonials

  • 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
  • Thank you for the great help you're giving to our institution and to our country!
    Prof. Angelo Miglietta
    Professor of International Management and Finance at IULM International University of Languages and Media, Milan, Italy

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