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11 partners from 4 different European countries (Portugal, Spain, Denmark and Austria) got together under the Knowledge Alliances action, funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission, with the sole objective of achieving the development of sustainable product-services within the...

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The ASKFOOD project, propelled by 12 partners and supported by 15 associated partners, was aimed at creating new methodologies and training solutions able to cover the needs of the food-sector market, as well as fostering entrepreneurial skills. Through state-of-the-art analysis the partnership was...

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As HEInnovate users no one is better placed to attest to the impact of the self-assessment tool in identifying strengths and weaknesses, and opening up discussion and debate on the entrepreneurial / innovative nature of your institution. That’s why we created a range of HEInnovate badges that can be...

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Being physically active and eating nutritious foods are the keys to healthy ageing. Isn't it simple? However, according to WHO statistics, non-communicable diseases account for 90 percent of all deaths in Europe. And what is the primary cause of NCDs? An unhealthy lifestyle. So maybe being healthy...

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HEInnovate has been running a webinar series since early 2020. The webinar series that first emerged as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic to help representatives of higher education institutions to discuss relevant topics, developed into a monthly event series attended by a highly international...

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“Have you already had previous experience in this field?”, “Do you have the practical skills necessary for this job?” Many young graduates hear these types of questions daily, during job interviews, and find it difficult to get a position because of their lack of experience in the field. A...

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Today’s world is constantly changing. This phenomenon is creating new challenges for educational institutions and business organisations, highlighting the need for innovative methods and practices in teaching and learning. How can teachers and trainers stay up-to-date and address the dynamic...

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The EIT’s HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education is an action of EIT – the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. The specific objectives of the HEI Initiative are to contribute to the EIT mission of boosting sustainable, inclusive economic growth by reinforcing...

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Universities are sometimes compared to mythological places: ivory towers. While beautiful from the outside, the inhabitants usually shut themselves off from the external world and generally keep themselves to themselves. Or, in the case of universities, academics are said to stay within their...

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Buildings nowadays often integrate high engineering art: glass facades with automatic shutters, elaborate air circulation, efficient light system and new materials. Most people enjoy the benefits of these innovative ideas making buildings more sustainable and resource-friendly. At the same time...

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On 3rd June 2021, the European Commission organised an on-line consultation meeting with representatives of the Knowledge Alliances to discuss the European Strategy for Universities, a new policy initiative that should be launched at the beginning of 2022. In the context of this consultation, the...

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Did you know that Europe is a leading wine producer, with around 175 million hectolitres produced every year and 45% of the world’s wine-growing areas? The wine sector permeates many levels of European life, contributing significantly in terms of its socio-economic, environmental and societal impact...

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What do a jar of honey, a pile of dead trees and crunchy chips made of crickets have in common? They all represent elements of nature-based start-ups and projects developed through the Knowledge Alliance (KA) ECOSTAR. As so often, all began with someone thinking outside of the box with the wish to...

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On 24 March, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) launched the HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education − a new initiative to boost innovation and entrepreneurship at institutional level in higher education institutions. As part of this initiative, today...

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Unleashing the power of educational data In the framework of Action 10 (‘Artificial Intelligence & Analytics’) of the 2018 Digital Education Action Plan, the European Commission started exploring the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and learning analytics in education to help to predict skills...