The EU invested more than 11 million kroner to increase innovation in for higher education for sport sciences. NIH leads the project that will improve our institution and five other European institutions like ours in innovation and entrepreneurship.
The EIT HEI Initiative is a key objective for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as part of its new strategy, the EIT Strategic Innovation Agenda 2021−2027. The initiative aims to support higher education institutions with expertise and coaching, access to the EIT innovation ecosystem, and funding, enabling them to develop innovation action plans complementing the needs of individual higher education institutions. Read more about the EIT HEI Initiative...
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. Read more about EIT...
The project is called HeInnovaSport and will help NIH to fulfill its mission to an even greater degree and to promote physical activity and [good] health in an increasingly sedentary population.
The project will meet these societal needs by creating new solutions and ideas which include:
Being a driving force for organizational changes that encourage entrepreneurship and innovation at the institutions of higher education involved
Improving the quality of education by including entrepreneurship and innovation so that students will be better prepared for careers and for a society in constant change
Developing innovation and entrepreneurship training for students and staff, and developing mentorship
Encouraging student involvement and create engagement through, e.g. an innovation competition for students and involve students in innovative research projects
Establishing incentives that support business ventures
Establishing new cooperation with external partners including businesses, community leaders, and research groups
Highlighting innovations produced from research
As a participant in this project, NIH will work with the following institutions of higher education:
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences (GIH), Sweden
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
University of Craiova, Romania
Frederick University, Cyprus
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
In addition, the following partners will participate from other areas of the knowledge triangle:
Ungt Entreprenørskap, Norway
Igloo Innovation AS, Norway
International Network for Small and Medium Enterprises, Italy
The project launched on 1 July and will continue for two years.