18 November 2021

EIT HEI Initiative Call 2


EIT’s HEI Initiative has opened a second call inviting corsortia of eligible higher education institutions to apply in order to gain help designing activities that will improve their entrepreneurial and innovation capacity.

About EIT’s HEI Initiative

Boosting innovation in HEIs is a key objective for the EIT as part of its new strategy, the EIT Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA) 2021-2027.

Selected projects will receive expert coaching and funding to develop their innovation activities, increasing their impact on local and regional ecosystems. Up to 40 consortia will be selected, and each selected project will be awarded a maximum of EUR 1.2 million.

How to apply

If your HEI is considering forming a consortium, read more about the eligibility criteria. Applicants’ activities can focus on several themes:

  • Fostering institutional engagement and change
  • Strengthening partnerships
  • Developing innovation and businesses
  • Enhancing the quality of entrepreneurial education
  • Creating and disseminating knowledge.

The EIT HEI Call 2 will be open from 18 November 2021 until 28 February 2022, at 18:00 CET.