“We participate regularly in the University  Business Forum”

Our Engagement
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Joint Consortium Responses and Position Papers

Consultation on the ERA Framework – Areas of untapped potential for the development of the European Research Area
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European Consortium of Innovative Universities: Leading the way for innovation in academia
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Consultation: From Challenges to Opportunities: Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation funding Download
Consultation: The European Institute for Innovation and Technology Download
Green Paper Promoting the Learning Mobility of Young People Response by the European Consortium of Innovative Universities ECIU Download
Collective ECIU Response to the Public Consultation on Opening Up Education – A Proposal for a European Initiative Download
Consultation: Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation
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The only way out: Investing in knowledge & innovation for a stronger Europe Download
The role of Universities in the Smart Specialisation Strategy process 
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Position Paper: European Innovation Council Download
European Education Area Statement –
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Regular participation in the University Business Forum through panel contributions and case studies

Together with the University of Twente, ECIU hosted in November 2011 the University-Business Forum of the European Commission, focussing on partnerships around collaborative curriculum design, (skills) training, employability and entrepreneurial learning environments. Our universities have provided several case studies to the University-Business Forum. For example at the latest UBF Forum in Brussels on 5-6 March 2015:

  • Round table
    Professor Helen Dannetun, President of ECIU and Vice-Chancellor of Linköping University, University-Business Cooperation for jobs, growth and competitiveness – Supporting Institutional Change
  • Key note address
    "Looking Ahead", Professor Per Michael Johansen, Rector, Aalborg University 
  • Presentation Dublin City University,
    Mrs Ann Horan, CEO, DCU Ryan Academy, WORKSHOP 1.2: University leadership for entrepreneurship
  • Presentation University of Twente,
    Mr Kees Eijkel, Director, Kennispark Twente & Innovate & Accelerate, WORKSHOP 3.2: The contribution of HE to innovation

Regular ECIU Events in Brussels

Internal Discussions

Interested? Contact us!

Olga Wessels
Head of ECIU Brussels Office