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EIT seeks views on boosting innovation in higher education

Call for feedback on initiative that expands role for European Institute of Innovation and Technology

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology—an EU body that supports knowledge exchange between research, innovation and education organisations—has launched an online consultation on a planned new initiative to support the innovation capacity of higher education institutions in 2021-27.

The consultation, launched on 1 October, reiterates that the EIT intends to help integrate more HEIs into innovation ecosystems through new activities, in line with a proposal from the European Commission. The Commission originally proposed a budget of €420 million for the initiative, but EU ministers said the budget should be limited to just 3 per cent of the non-administrative EIT budget, which looks set to be between €2.6 billion and €2.9bn.

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