It is an exciting and important time to focus on the future potential of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

About Accelerate Future HEI

HEIs can positively impact regional and Europe-wide social and economic development through education, research and engagement. However, they require targeted support to enhance their capability to fully realise their potential.

Accelerate Future HEI will develop and test acceleration services, to equip HEIs with the skills and capacity to drive  institutional transformation towards becoming more entrepreneurial and innovative institutions over the next four years.


Key Objectives

To Identify

the status quo of the HEI and its ecosystem regarding entrepreneurial and innovative activities.

To develop

test and implement acceleration services that help institutions undertake a transformation roadmap and projects.

To build

the capacity of the participating HEIs staff to implement the transformation roadmaps through a skills development program.

To evaluate

the strategies from HEIs supervised by an ‘acceleration board’ of independent experts.

To generate

policy feedback to the European Commission as well as provide widespread dissemination of the pilot results to other target groups.

Main Deliverables