The EIT’s HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education is an action of EIT – the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. The EIT exists to drive innovation across Europe by integrating business, education and research to find solutions to pressing global challenges.
Higher Education Institutions can be driver for transformation and innovation, above all when they engage with their environment, locally, at national and international level.
In 2019, the European Commission and the OECD initiated the Labour Market Relevance and Outcomes of Higher Education (LMRO) Partnership Initiative, a collaborative project with Austria, Hungary, Portugal, and Slovenia.
The Alliances for innovation are structured partnerships bringing together businesses, higher education institutions and VET to work on more innovative forms of teaching and learning.
Forward Looking Projects aim to foster innovation, creativity and participation, as well as social entrepreneurship in different fields of education and training, within sectors or across sectors and disciplines.
Higher Education Institutions are key in supporting regions and countries in achieving the objectives of their Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3).