HIVE – HEI Innovation for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship – aims to strengthen innovation and entrepreneural capacity in its higher education institutions by networking and exchanging the best practices identified, improving the commercialisation innovation ecosystems in the research institutions and higher education institutions.


The EU conceptual attitude to the role of higher education institutions in the field of research and innovations includes the necessity to evolve and adapt in order to achieve their core mission, which is to educate students to be successful in a complex and interconnected world that faces rapid technological, cultural, economic and demographic change.

The project will impact:

  • Entrepreneurs – helping them develop their innovative ventures;
  • European HEIs – disseminating guides and online training sessions;
  • Students – providing better entrepreneurial education and supporting their projects;
  • Staff of the HEIs – allowing them to discover innovative projects and create their own;
  • Academics – bringing them knowledge on commercialisation, innovation, entrepreneurship, and hands-on guides.

The main objectives:

  • Innovation Vision Action Plan implementation and institutional change;
  • Network creation and establishment of sustainable intra- and inter-links;
  • Structure and mechanism creation to boost innovation and research-to-market;
  • System-level improvement of entrepreneurial education.