EIT will support 23 Innovation Capacity Building for HE pilot projects


European Institute of Innovation and Technology has launched a new Capacity Building for Higher Education initiative.

The aims of the initiative is 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.

Activities can focus on several themes, including:

  • Fostering institutional engagement and change
  • Strengthening partnerships between higher education, business and research organisations
  • Developing innovation and business support services
  • Enhancing the quality of entrepreneurial education
  • Creating and disseminating knowledge

The deadline for submissions is 25 May 2021 and 23 selected pilot projects will be announced in June 2021. Projects will be supported with up to 1.2 mil eur and implemented over next 2 years. Visit the EIT website to learn more about the initiative.