HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education
The HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education is a key objective for the EIT as part of its new strategy, the EIT Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA) 2021-2027. The initiative aims to support higher education institutions – with expertise and coaching, access to the EIT innovation ecosystem, and funding – enabling them to develop innovation action plans complementing the needs of individual higher education institutions.
The initiative is a joint EIT Community activity coordinated by EIT Raw Materials. The initiative invites European higher education institutions to design institution-wide action plans that will improve their entrepreneurial and innovation capacity across all institutional levels. By supporting such activities, this new EIT initiative will create systemic impact, empowering HEIs to become regional engines of innovation and foster sustainable growth and jobs across Europe.
What is the role of EIT Manufacturing in this?
EIT Manufacturing will contribute actively to the development and implementation of the Initiative, together with the other KICs. Moreover, EIT Manufacturing will lead tasks related to Innovation Vision & Action Plan development by the project consortia selected in the calls for proposals.