Assoc. Prof. PhD. Daniel Pavlov
The experience at the University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev" (Bulgaria) has proved that HEInnovate is a new managerial tool helping academics to become aware of: (1) what kind of improvements are necessary to be done at their universities and (2) ideas how to achieve their academic goals in the dynamic surrounding.
These two directions have been the main utilities for the University of Ruse, whose academics actively participated in the EC activities in Ruse and Sofia in 2014.
The further transition to "Entrepreneurial University" has been recognized as fundamental, leading to variety of benefits, including the development of different Bulgarian regions such as Ruse, Razgrad, Silistra and Targovishte.
Professor Gideon Maas
The HEInnovate questionnaire was used as basis to develop a strategy for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Business, Plymouth University, UK.
One of the problems with strategies in faculties is to obtain support from faculty members. To obtain support, the questionnaire was sent to senior members of the faculty and they were provided with feedback on responses.
The feedback was structured in such a manner that it reflected on the theoretical underpinning of an entrepreneurial university. From this basis the strategy for the faculty’s enterprise and entrepreneurial focus area was formulated.