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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.

General description

This Intellectual output is a questionnaire for primary teacher students to evaluate their Entrepreneurial competences. It consists of relevant questions and assumptions. You can as a Higher education teacher use the test before and after a course/module to evaluate the learning/progression among the students.  

The development of the constructions have been inspired by Octoskills and  Entrecomp - the european entrepreneurship competence framework. The questions have been tested twice by student groups in the project and thereafter revised and reformulated.

The final questionnaire consists of nine constructions:

  • Professional entrepreneurship pedagogy knowledge
  • Professional leadership
  • Professional entrepreneurial attitude
  • Network
  • Value
  • Creativity
  • Motivation
  • Teacher support 
  • Persistence

Instructions for use

The self-evaluation questionnaire is provided as a downloadable Excel-file which will automatically add up all answers and calculate average scores for each construction.

Answer each question by entering a character in the white square representing the assessment of your positioning on the scale (1 in Figure 1). It does not matter what character you type, the score will be set from the position marked (3 in Figure 1). An average score for the construction will be calculated automatically. Make sure to answer all the questions in each section, otherwise the average score (2 in Figure 1) will not be representative of that construction. 

Figure 1. How to fill in and interpret the self-evaluation tool.

To make the overall scores more accessible, an overview of all the constructions can be found on a separate tab, entitled “Overview”. Return to the form by clicking the tab “Form”.

Figure 2. Use the tabs at the bottom to switch between an overview of the average scores of the constructions and the form.

The form can be cleared for reuse by clicking the button “Clear form” found at the top right in the Form tab. Please note that previously entered data will be lost when doing this.


Note that buttons will not work in the no-macros version. It is only intended for those that have security settings that doesn't allow macros.