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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...

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The HEInnovate country review for Italy highlights that good practices are burgeoning all over the country, both in the most developed and less affluent regions. The report is now available to download at heinnovate.eu/en/resources, and illustrates policy actions promoting the entrepreneurial and...

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The next 1.5-day long interactive training session on HEInnovate will take place in Brussels on the 16th – 17th January 2020. The training – run in cooperation with the European Commission – will provide information and advice on how to make the most of HEInnovate and the available training and...

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The HEInnovate country review for Austria was launched in Vienna today, displaying a collection of good institutional and policy practices in the country. The report, Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Higher Education in Austria assess the potential of country’s higher education systems...

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The European Commission, in partnership with the OECD and the Romanian Ministry of National Education are organising in the framework of the Romanian EU Presidency an HEInnovate conference on “Supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in and through Higher Education” in Bucharest on 20-21 June 2019...

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The next 1.5-day long interactive training session on HEInnovate will take place in Brussels on the 27-28 June 2019. The training – run in cooperation with the European Commission - will provide information and advice on how to make the most of HEInnovate and the available training and supporting...

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The European Commission, in partnership with the OECD and the Romanian Ministry of National Education are organising, in the framework of the Romanian EU Presidency, an HEInnovate conference on “Supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in and through Higher Education” in Bucharest on 20-21 June...

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Last year we asked you for your input on how to support higher education institutions to make the next step in becoming more entrepreneurial and innovative. The results show a very strong interest in applying for additional funding, if made available, to take the next steps in driving forward the...

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A call for proposals for forward-looking cooperation projects (EACEA 36/2018) has been published on EACEA’s website. Priority 5 of the call specifically refers to HEInnovate. Please follow the links below for further information about the call: Announcement in the Official Journal: https://eur-lex...