Joint EIT Community Higher Education Initiative’s Pilot Call received a total of 64 applications from across Europe

Here are some additional figures about the participating partners:

  • a total of 319 higher education institutions (291 full partners and 28 associated partners);
  • a total of 429 non-academic organisations (103 full partners and 326 associated partners), including companies, research institutes, HEI associations, and public bodies;
  • a total of 36 countries (26 EU Member States and 10 non-EU countries).

Thank you to everyone who submitted their proposals for unlocking the potential of higher education in Europe. The Pilot Call results will be announced on the HEI Initiative website on 12 July.

Empowering HEIs to become regional engines of innovation

The HEI Initiative is a new EIT initiativecoordinated by EIT RawMaterials, for which a Pilot Call for Proposals was launched in March 2020. This call invited higher education institutions to design activities that will improve their entrepreneurial and innovation capacity.

The call will fund 24 pilot projects to be implemented in 2021−2023. The total maximum budget per project is EUR 1.2 million, broken down as follows: EUR 400.000 for Phase 1 (July−December 2021) and EUR 800.000 for Phase 2 (January 2022−July 2023).

The initiative is expected to announce another call towards the end of 2021.

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