Projects funded through the EIT's HEI Initiative


March 2021


Boosting Innovation and Entrepreneurship through European Universities

BOOGIE-U contributes to the EU’s efforts to boost sustainable economic growth and competitiveness by implementing novel models for increasing innovation and entrepreneurial capacity in the consortium.

March 2021


Creating Holistic Innovation Capacity

The CHIC project contributes to increasing the entrepreneurial and innovation capacity of the higher education sector across Europe and, consequently, boosts sustainable economic growth and competitiveness in the EU.

March 2021


CloudEARTHinnovation: Innovation Capacity Building for the Use of Big Data in Environmental Sciences, Sustainability and Circular Economy in HEIs and Their Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

The project will bring together a consortium of five higher education institutions (HEIs) and one business partner to review, assess and improve institutional innovation and entrepreneurship practices.

March 2021


Unlocking Full Innovation Capacity Building and Entrepreneurship

EELISA UNFOLDS is set to become a leading European initiative in the transformation of higher education institutions into key players in the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem.

March 2021


E3UDRES2 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network for Smart and Sustainable European Regions

E.I.N.S. co-ideates novel pathways for entrepreneurial universities, drives the development of entrepreneurial education, co-creates advanced support for innovation and business creation, and enhances collaboration across the knowledge triangle.

March 2021


Entrepreneurial University Network

EntreUnity aims to tackle global food security, ageing populations, and climate change by educating and training the next generation of agri-food, health and green-tech students in entrepreneurship and leadership.

March 2021


Energy Transition Entrepreneurs in Action − Developing a Supportive Academic Environment for the Young Talents

The ETEIA project aims to encourage students’ activity in research during their graduate course, supported by the most successful professors and entrepreneurs as mentors, and followed by start-up experience.

March 2021


Accelerating Innovation in Europe Through Startup Development and Co-Creation

EUAcceL aims to accelerate innovation in Europe through open innovation, co-creation, and start-up development. EUAcceL’s vision is to create an international innovation ecosystem in Europe with all knowledge triangle actors involved.

March 2021


Higher Education Accelerating Directed Learning in Nurturing Entrepreneurship

This project will incrementally improve the degree to which entrepreneurship is included within the core ecosystems of partner universities. All resources in universities will be focused on accelerating directed learning in nurturing entrepreneurship.

March 2021


Higher Education Innovation Growth and Training: Heightening Sustainable Innovation in Our HEIs and Societies

HEIght is an initiative of a pan-European consortium of four forward-thinking higher education institutions and one actor from another side of the knowledge triangle, united to cultivate a mutually beneficial and collaborative consortium.

March 2021


Idea to Impact

The i2i project aims to develop entrepreneurship capital and aptitude for driving innovation, building on the strengths and weaknesses of each partner identified through the HEInnovate self-assessment.

March 2021


Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education in Europe’s Outermost Regions

INCORE boosts innovation and entrepreneurial capacity in higher education institutions in Europe’s Outermost Regions by seizing region-specific contextual and business opportunities.

March 2021


Inno4YUFE - Towards a Pioneering European University that Powers a New Generation of Student Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Inno4YUFE aims to remove barriers to student entrepreneurship and reinforce the role of higher education institutions (HEIs) as launchpads towards entrepreneurial career pathways.

March 2021


InnoChange: Driving Change and Capacity Building Towards Innovative, Entrepreneurial Universities

InnoChange aims to increase the entrepreneurial and innovation capacity and attitude of higher education institutions. Another objective is to strengthen and better integrate into, and engage with, innovation ecosystems in Central and Eastern Europe.

March 2021


Innovate European University of Technology

Inno-EUt+ aims to enhance the innovation and entrepreneurial capacity of a new European university alliance, the European University of Technology.

March 2021


Innovation Capacity Building in UNITA

INNOUNITA aims to bring together experiences and know-how, and develop a consistent overall strategy, based on the UNITA University alliance. UNITA is a European University alliance of six comprehensive research universities from five countries.

March 2021


Innovation and Entrepreneurship in HEIs

INVENTHEI builds on existing practices and infrastructure to enhance regional innovation ecosystems and promote innovation-driven research. One of the objectives is to setup a HEI-driven European network of innovation districts.

March 2021


Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Domains of Digital Transformation, Circular Economy and Sustainable Development

PROMETHEUS aims to develop and share the consortium’s innovation and entrepreneurship support capabilities in the area of digital transformation related to circular economy, climate change and sustainable development.

March 2021


Responsible Innovation-Led Entrepreneurial University Transformation Centres (Ecosystem Integration Labs)

RiEcoLab aims to develop a novel way of performing research and development in universities to ensure immediate commercialisation (spin-offs) and involvement of a large number of internal stakeholders (academic and non-academic staff, and students).

March 2021


Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education in Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing

The vision of SMART-2M is to become the leading European initiative that empowers innovators and entrepreneurs to develop world-class solutions to Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing challenges and create growth and skilled jobs.

March 2021


Scale Up Academy

The project proposes the establishment of a new Cross-European Scale Up Network which will work across six EU Member States and support 140 established SMEs to move to the next stage of growth over two years.

March 2021


Transformation, Acceleration, Networking, Development, Entrepreneurial Education and Mentoring+

TANDEM+ sets the path towards 2030 with a multi-dimensional, international Open Entrepreneurship Alliance for societal impact under the Sustainable Development Goals.

March 2021


Transforming Universities Towards Entrepreneurship

TRUE's mission is to eliminate the obstacles that inhibit innovation and entrepreneurship by strengthening links in the education knowledge triangle and by making training, tools and personalised support open and readily accessible to European citizens.

March 2021


Fostering Knowledge Transfer from Universities to Business − Innovation to Unicorn

UNIcorn aims to strengthen the consortium’s capacity and governance of research commercialisation and innovation. It also aims to strengthen the Baltic region’s capacity in research commercialisation, technology transfer, and entrepreneurial education.