Perrotis College to take part in a new ΕΙΤ-funded project for boosting innovation/entrepreneurship
Perrotis College (American Farm School Post-Secondary Education and Training Association Greece) is happy to announce that it will be taking part in a new project called The Interdisciplinary HEI Entrepreneurship Fostering Program. The project aims to tackle the aforementioned challenges by leveraging the existing innovation and entrepreneurial knowledge of all the partners and by drawing on the resources of HEInnovate to boost the sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship of the higher education sector across Europe. Consequently, this will boost sustainable economic growth and competitiveness in the EU. (https://eit-hei.eu/projects/interhei/)
The project will receive funding from the EIT HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education. This initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) aims to boost the entrepreneurial and innovation capacity of higher education institutions (HEIs) across Europe.
As part of this project, we will be working together with the following partners:
• University of Warsaw Poland – project lead
• Marmara University Turkey
• Loyola University Spain
• University of Technology Lotz Poland
• Future Food Institute Italy
• Institute for Food Technology Serbia
• Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey Turkey
Under the EIT HEI Initiative, the project will receive funding of € 300,000, and it will run until December 2022, with the possibility of getting extended for 18 more months.
Stay tuned for more information about this project in the coming months!
About the EIT HEI Initiative
The EIT HEI Initiative is a key objective for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology as part of its new strategy. The initiative aims to support HEIs with expertise and coaching, access to the EIT innovation ecosystem, the largest in Europe, and funding, enabling them to develop innovation action plans complementing the needs of individual HEIs. This is the EIT HEI Initiative’s second call for proposals, following the success of the 2021 Pilot Call. So far, the initiative has provided funding to nearly 50 projects. The next call for proposals is expected towards the end of 2022.
About the EIT
The EIT strengthens Europe’s ability to innovate by powering solutions to pressing global challenges and by nurturing entrepreneurial talent to create sustainable growth and skilled jobs in Europe. The EIT is an EU body and an integral part of Horizon Europe, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The Institute supports dynamic pan-European partnerships, EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities, among leading companies, research labs and universities.