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Important EU Grant to Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Technology Management Researchers

Researchers from the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Technology Management at HIT to take part in a new EIT-funded project for boosting innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Dr. Benis, Dr. Winokur and Dr. Amador-Nelke

Dr. Arriel Benis, Dr. Michael Winokur and Dr. Sofia Amador-Nelke

HIT is happy to announce that it will be taking part in a new project called IDEATION. The project aims to turn participating higher education institutions (HEIs) into universities with leading entrepreneurial and innovative capabilities in their fields and to increase their influence on the social and economic systems surrounding them. The role of HIT researchers in the project focuses on the application of innovative remote learning and research methods in robotics and IoT labs that Dr. Michael Winokur, Dr. Arriel Benis and Dr. Sofia Amador-Nelke are advancing. The main goal is the sharing of infrastructure by using digital resources that provide access to existing physical infrastructures (high-tech equipment and devices, rooms and spaces, laboratories, software, etc.) while expanding their utilization. 

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:

  • Wrocław University of Science and Technology (Poland)– project lead
  • University of La Laguna (Spain)
  • Institute for Industrial Management (Germany)
  • Centre of Research and Technological Innovation (Italy)

Under the EIT HEI Initiative, the project will receive funding of € 1,200,000 and it will run until December 2022, with the possibility of getting extended for 18 more months.

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.

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Posted: 05/07/2022