Skip to content

HEInnovate platform


To make a self-assessment of innovative potential of Higher Education Institution.



The HEInnovate workshops are 1-day workshops for one or more higher education institutions. For each workshop, a group of people are brought together to work with HEInnovate. The users will have a chance to use the self-assessment tool and share experiences and ambitions. If time is limited these can be delivered as half-day workshops. There are three types of workshops set out in this guide, covering HEIs at different stages in their use of HEInnovate.

HEInnovate is a self-assessment tool for Higher Education Institutions who wish to explore their innovative potential. It guides you through a process of identification, prioritisation and action planning in eight key areas. HEInnovate also diagnoses areas of strengths and weaknesses, opens up discussion and debate on the entrepreneurial / innovative nature of your institution and it allows you to compare and contrast evolution over time. You can have instant access to your results, learning materials and a pool of experts.

The European Commission and the OECD have joined forces in the development of HEInnovate. It is free, confidential and open to anyone to use. HEInnovate can be used by all types of higher education institutions. This website offers more than just an interactive tool; it also contains case studies, user stories and supporting material to help you to design solutions tailored to your needs. 

Platform also provides a Training Package, where you can download and find everything you need to organise your very own HEInnovate workshop.


English, although The eight dimensions of innovation are explained in 24 languages: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish,  Dutch,  English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish.