Cyprus University of Technology (Lead partner)
Polytechnic University of Cartagena
Riga Technical University
Stichting Water Alliance
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
Technical University of Sofia
Technological University Dublin
University of Technology of Troyes
Max. funding Phase 1
Max. funding Phase 2
The Innovative European University of Technology (Inno-EUt+) is a project aiming to enhance the innovation and entrepreneurial capacity of a new European university alliance, the European University of Technology (EUt+). The partners of the alliance are already committed to gradually integrating educational and research activities, cocreating opportunities for their staff and student bodies across all campuses of the alliance. EUt+ is about the future and ‘puts humans first’, recognising the roots of their constituents and joint forces while taking into account inclusion, multilingualism and multiculturalism aspects. Together with its non-HEI partners, the Water Alliance (NL) and Chrysalis LEAP (CY), Inno-EUt+ spans across all corners and the heartland of Europe and creates a strong knowledge triangle in order to develop staff and students and transform both its HEIs and the Alliance.
The Innovation Vision Action Plan (IVAP) will enable the ambitious institutional transformation the project envisions by creating and coordinating knowledge-creating teams to boost and align the respective research and innovation strategies of the eight partner HEIs, and leverage the non-HEI partners and regional complementarities and transfer opportunities.
The project’s roadmap aims to:
- achieve institutional and infrastructural integration to align its respective research and innovation strategies and deliver a common research and development roadmap;
- develop human capital for Europe to achieve collective excellence, agile career paths and truly participatory processes;
- foster exchanges with broader society to be locally anchored and reach global impact;
- experiment with methods and dissemination to provide a generalisable model of institutional transformation.
The project’s IVAP focuses on areas that have been highlighted for improvement. Specifically, the three areas where most HEIs have more room for improvement, including ‘Entrepreneurial Teaching and Learning’, ‘Organisational Capacity’ and ‘Measuring Impact’. The IVAP’s objectives are outlined below;
- develop inclusive joint formal and informal entrepreneurial curricula to encourage students (undergrad/postgrad) and researchers to think like entrepreneurs and seek to find value propositions to local and societal challenges in a sustainable way;
- train academic and non-academic staff to inspire, coach and nurture individuals or teams of aspiring entrepreneurs in a diverse student and researcher body;
- develop a strategy document related to the research and innovation roadmap to encompass entrepreneurship in terms of culture, funding schemes and other support actions;
- develop a robust methodology for regularly assessing entrepreneurship-related activity across all campuses.
Stylianos Yiatros, Assοciate Professor in Structural Engineering, Cyprus University of Technology (contact)