”VALAHIA” UNIVERSITY OF TARGOVISTE TAKE PART IN A NEW EIT-FUNDED PROJECT FOR BOOSTING [INNOVATION / ENTREPRENEURSHIP]
We are happy to announce that ”Valahia” University of Targoviste will be taking part in a new project called INVENTHEI. The project aims to builds on existing practices and infrastructures to enhance the regional innovation ecosystems and promote innovation-driven research. One of the objectives is to setup an HEI-driven European Network of Innovation districts. Together, the consortium will build on existing experience and will explore synergies with research and innovation activities to nurture and foster an innovation and entrepreneurial culture in the participating universities.
The project will receive funding from the EIT’s HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education. This new initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) aims to boost the entrepreneurial and innovation capacity of higher education institutions (HEIs).
As part of this project, we will be working together with the following partners:
- University of Porto – project lead
- TTK University of Applied Science
- University of Pardubice
- ”Valahia” University of Targoviste
- University of Santiago de Compostela
- Science and Technology Park of University of Porto
- INNOVA+ – Innovation Services, SA
- University of Sheffield
Under the EIT’s HEI Initiative, the project will receive funding of 400,000€in Phase 1 and 800,000€in Phase 2 and will run until December 2021, with the possibility of getting extended for 18 more months.
Stay tuned for more information about this project and experts’selection in the next future!
ABOUT THE EIT’S HEI INITIATIVE
The EIT’s HEI Initiative is a key objective for the EIT as part of its new strategy, the EIT Strategic Innovation Agenda 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. As part of its Pilot Phase, the initiative has provided funding to 23 projects, with the next call for proposals expected towards the end of 2021.
ABOUT THE EIT
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) strengthens Europe’s ability to innovate by powering solutions to pressing global challenges and by nurturing entrepreneurial talent to create sustainable growth and skilled jobs in Europe. The EIT is an EU body and an integral part of Horizon Europe, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The Institute supports dynamic pan-European partnerships, EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities, among leading companies, research labs and universities.