EUnivation

Study on measuring the contribution of higher education to innovation capacity in the EU

(Service Contract Nr. EAC-20140528)

Funding Source
Programme
Duration
Total budget
URL
Q-PLAN role
Contact person(s)

EUROPEAN COMMISSION – DG Education and Culture

December 2014 – November 2016
396.006 €
to be available soon
Contractor
Dr. Elissavet Lykogianni – elissavet.lykogianni@qplan.gr

Description

Q-PLAN International is coordinating a consortium that carries out the “Study on measuring the contribution of higher education to innovation capacity in the EU” – N° EAC/10/2014. This project is funded by the European Commission – DG Education and Culture and has as its general objective to develop a stronger evidence of the contribution of higher education systems to innovation capacity.

The study aims at developing a prototype set of indicators designed to measure the contribution of higher education to the innovation capabilities of the economy. It will start with a literature review and an assessment of the existing methodologies and indicators already in place. The study will continue with the collection of information on existing indicators and on the needs for new indicators and methods. It will conclude with the development of a prototype set of indicators and a feasibility study on this set of indicators.

The consortium of research and consulting organisations that has been set up for this project includes the following core partners:

  • Q-PLAN International Ltd (contractor)
  • MIoIR, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, University of Manchester
  • CHEPS, the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies, University of Twente
  • LaSapienza, University of Rome
  • INGENIO-CSIC, Institute management innovation and knowledge, Polytechnical University of Valencia.
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