About HEInnovate

HEInnovate is an initiative of the European Commission in partnership with the OECD. HEInnovate is a free self-assessment tool for all types of higher education institution. It allows you to assess your institution using a number of statements related to its entrepreneurial and innovative nature of your HEI. Extensive training and support materials, including workshop guides, practical case studies, guidance notes and action cards are available to support the further development in your institution.

HEInnovate is intended for higher education institutions (Universities, University Colleges, Polytechnics etc) who are interested in assessing themselves against a number of statements related to the entrepreneurial and innovative nature of their higher education environment. You can explore the self-assessment by clicking on the below pie chart.

Under each of the eight areas, statements have been designed so that individuals can rate them on a scale of ’not applicable’ (n/a) to 5, according to how much they agree or disagree with the statement in relation to their institution. On the scale, 1 represents the lowest and 5 the highest score.

HEInnovate is not a benchmarking tool. It can be used by individuals or by groups of people. The group function allows stakeholders in higher education institutions to come together and compare their assessments internally, compare against previous assessments as well as see how perceptions change over time.