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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  • The visual representation of the data makes it simple to see where key differences
    Professor Paul D. Hannon
    Director, Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Swansea University, Wales, UK
  • The HEInnovate workshop facilitator was very insightful.
    Elena Zomeni
    Head of Research and Liaison with Business, University of Cyprus

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HEI self-assessment translated for all EU-28 languages

We are happy to announce that translated self-assessments for all EU-28 languages are now available on the HEInnovate self-assessment tool.  To make the self-assessments more accurate and avoid communication gaps you can now rate your HEI against statements written in your native language wherever you are in the EU-28. Just log into your account and go to your self-assessment, then click the drop-down box for language and select your preferred option. You can also view or download the Seven Dimensions document with all the statements found in the self-assessment listed, in all EU-28 languages...

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