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Info Session on the HEI Initiative and Pilot Call for Proposals


Want to know more about the HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education? Join the dedicated webinar and unlock the full innovation potential of your Higher Education Institute.

Registration is closed! Please, register to the Info Session on 15 April.

The HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education aims to reinforce the competitiveness of Europe by strengthening the innovation and entrepreneurial capacity of higher education institutions (HEIs) and empowering them to become key actors in innovation ecosystems.

A Pilot Call for Proposals was launched on 24 March and will close on 25 May 2021. We call for HEIs to create individualised action plans which take a long-term view toward innovation and entrepreneurial capacity. These action plans will be designed on the basis of an HEInnovate self-assessment for each HEI, in order to drive the choice of Actions proposed for funding and institutional change.

The EIT Community will select up to 23 pilot projects from this Pilot Call for Proposals. Pilot projects will have a duration of 24 months and be eligible to receive up to EUR 1.2 million per project.

Read more about the pilot call for proposals

The webinar will consist of two topics:
  • Eligibility, Evaluation and Administration: We will take you through the eligibility and pre-defined requirements in the Pilot Call, in order to clearly present what is expected and answer any questions you may have.
  • Defining your Innovation Vision Action Plan – Orientations for a successful proposal: You will receive relevant information on how to best define your project’s vision and prepare an effective action plan to achieve the expected institutional change by unlocking the HEI innovation and entrepreneurship potential of a successful consortia.

The Info Session will present the HEI Initiative and Pilot Call for Proposals in more detail. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to the HEI Initiative Team.

Register for one of the info sessions

In April, we will hold two online info sessions and both webinars will cover the topics mentioned above, such as eligibility requirements, evaluation, administration, as well as guidance on how to define your Innovation Vision Action Plan. Register for one of the free info sessions before the deadline.

The first webinar will take place on 14 April 2021, 13:30 - 14:45 (CET).

Please, note that due to reaching capacity for the webinar on 14 April 2021, 13:30 - 14:45 CET, we have closed the registration. You can still register for the webinar on 15 April 2021.

The second webinar will take place on 15 April 2021, 10:00 - 11:15 (CET).

Secure your spot for the webinar on 15 April, register today!.

Please, note that you will receive the link via email after successfully completing the registration.