Boosting higher education innovation and entrepreneurial capacities in innovation ecosystems
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A new call of the EIT HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education is currently open until 28 February 2022
The second call of the EIT HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education is currently open, aiming to increase the innovation and entrepreneurial capacity in higher education by bringing together Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in innovation value chains and ecosystems across Europe.
HEIs selected to participate in the HEI Initiative will contribute to and leverage Smart Specialisation Strategies, strengthen the links between HEIs and their local and regional ecosystems and provide an impetus to leveraging additional funding sources beyond the HEI project funding period of the selected HEI projects. Applicants of the EIT HEI Initiative call will need to create an Innovation Vision Action Plan explaining how the HEI contributes to regional priorities, and specifically to Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3), and how it will engage with other innovation actors in the territorial innovation ecosystem.