HEInnovate for EIT HEI Initiative

The third call of the EIT HEI Initiative closed on 28 February 2023.

To prepare a successful application and create the Innovation Vision Action Plan, a webinar guided the interested consortia through the HEInnovate self-assessment tool, a mandatory step in the application process. The webinar provided an overview on the scope of the tool and run the participants through the detailed steps of the self-assessment. The online webinar took place on Wednesday, 7 December 2022, from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm CET.


Why is it important?

The use of the HEInnovate self-assessment tool allows Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to explore their innovation and entrepreneurial potential. It aims at encouraging HEIs to reflect on their own practices to boost an entrepreneurial culture and mind-set that inspires people to transform their expertise into tangible, societal value. All pilot projects selected for funding under the HEI Initiative are required to create an Innovation Vision Action Plan (IVAP) as part of their application. The IVAP should provide a long-term vision towards increasing the innovation and entrepreneurial capacity within the corresponding HEIs, at institutional level. The IVAP is designed based on HEInnovate self-assessment for each HEI consortium member, in order to drive the choice of actions proposed for funding and institutional change within the HEIs. For more information about the requirements and the application process, consult the call for proposals


About the Initiative 

The EIT HEI Initiative aims at boosting entrepreneurial capacity and innovation potential of HEIs. This year, the call mobilises up to EUR 12 million of EIT funding for HEIs and their partners. This call selects up to 16 projects, which receive a maximum of EUR 750 000 with up to EUR 350 000 for Phase 1 (May−December 2023) and up to EUR 400 000 for Phase 2 (January−July 2024).  This year, the call integrates a special focus on capacity building and training talents in deep tech domains, supporting the objectives of the new European Innovation Agenda and contributing to one of its flagship actions, the Deep Tech Talent Initiative.

For more information, consult the EIT HEI Initiative website.