HEInnovate: A self-assessment tool for Higher Education Institutions

A self-assessment tool for Higher
Education Institutions
HEInnovate IS:
• A self-assessment tool for HEI's who want to explore
their entrepreneurial potential
• Based on solid policy evidence and experience (OECD)
• Open to all HEI's worldwide
HEInnovate is NOT:
• a ranking system
• a benchmarking system
• mandatory - totally voluntary
– Can assess and gauge internal perceptions in a systematic manner
– Diagnose areas of strength & weakness
– Compare & contrast evolution over time; changes in perception
– Access high-quality learning materials (case studies, guidance notes
– establishes a reference framework for a more entrepreneurial higher
education system
– Is flexible & adaptable in line with policy development
– a means to create awareness amongst HEIs
• UBForum 2011 - need for guidance and a clear framework for
HEI's wishing to be more entrepreneurial
• Value of a common European framework to guide HEI's in
this process
• European Commission convened an external expert panel in
collaboration with the OECD in 2012
• An online self-assessment tool was developed – HEInnovate
• Launched in November 2013
Structure & Scope – 7 Dimensions
• Leadership and Governance
• Organisational Capacity, People and Incentives
• Entrepreneurship Development in Teaching and Learning
• Pathways for Entrepreneurs
• University – Business / External Relationships for Knowledge
• The Entrepreneurial HEI as an Internationalised Institution
• Measuring the Impact
What do the results look like?
Tailored case studies
Data management and privacy
• No comparison between institutions
• Internal comparison by the user is possible – results
not available to EC or OECD
• User numbers & geographical distribution available
All visits by country (Nov '13-Mar '14)
Use by country
Dissemination 2014
• Dedicated events:
– Belgium; Antwerp, 29th January 2014
– Wales; Swansea, 22-23rd May 2014
• Co-organised workshops : HR; DE; SE; ES; PL; HU; CY; RO; IE;
• Independent workshops: multiple HEIs across Europe
OECD collaboration 2014 & next steps
OECD National Policy Reviews 2014:
- Bulgaria (five universities )
OECD National Workshops:
- Lithuania (including Latvia and Estonia): June 2014;
- Italy: 3rd October 2014;
- Greece: second half of 2014
– A new version of the tool will be released in May 2014;
– New material: case studies, guidance notes etc;
Any questions?
For more information: [email protected]innovate.eu