HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education
Unlocking the potential of higher education institutions for innovation and entrepreneurship
HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education was launched by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and is led by EIT RawMaterials ‐ one of the EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities. It is part of the 2021–2027 EIT Strategy, and it aims to help higher education institutions to build the capacity to innovate and to teach innovation and entrepreneurship. More specifically, the initiative aims to encourage these institutions to look at their own practices and develop concrete actions to increase their impact on their ecosystems.
As part of HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education, the EIT has announced a Pilot Call for Proposals, inviting higher education institutions to design activities that will improve their entrepreneurial and innovation capacity.
Read our press release here & factsheet here
The call will fund 23 pilot projects to be implemented in 2021−2023. The total maximum budget per project is €1.2 million, broken down as follows: €400,00 for Phase 1 (July−December 2021) and €800,000 for Phase 2 (January 2022−July 2023).
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Before you apply, please read carefully the full Pilot Call for Proposals here: paying special attention to the eligibility and selection requirements.
Watch this space, application form coming soon!