“We practice what we preach”

ECIU Practices 
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Get inspired! We practice what we preach: We’re thirteen entrepreneurial universities with strong regional impact.

Science & Innovation Hub of Aalborg University

Aalborg University
The Science & Innovation Hub of Aalborg University is a prominent centre for interdisciplinary research, innovation, entrepreneurship, talent development and business development.
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Aveiro Region Business Incubator

University of Aveiro
The Aveiro Region Business Incubator is a regional network of municipal and university’s incubation centres to promote local entrepreneurship and social innovation.
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Industry Professors

Tampere University
Tampere University has appointed four Industry Professors to enrich education and foster university-industry collaborations.
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In-house Proof of Concept scheme

Aalborg University
Aalborg University has introduced an in-house Proof of Concept scheme.
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Business Matchmaker and Research Showcase

Dublin City University
Dublin City University hosts a Business Matchmaker and Research Showcase event, providing an opportunity for companies to meet face-to-face with experts at DCU who are actively engaged in research that has applications across many industry sectors.
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TECHNORAMA

Kaunas University of Technology
The annual event "TECHNORAMA" of Kaunas University of Technology is a matchmaking event between inventors and investors.
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ENviSION

Kaunas University of Technology
The Horizon 2020-funded project "ENviSION", of which the Kaunas University of Technology is a partner of, is an example of open innovation, including transdisciplinary considerations.
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Creative Science Park

University of Aveiro
An example of network-based collaboration for open innovation from Aveiro: The “Creative Science Park”, stimulates and manages flows of knowledge and technology between the scientific and technological system, the business sector and national and international markets, enhancing the creation and growth of companies based on innovation and strengthening regional competitiveness.
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Intelektas and SmartInvest LT

Kaunas University of Technology
Collaboration between research institutions and industry with co-funding mechanisms works well in regional funded projects in Lithuania, Kaunas University of Technology is part of "Intelektas"; "SmartInvest LT”.
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AI HUb Tampere

Tampere University
AI Hub Tampere is a new artificial intelligence research centre hosted by Tampere University and funded by public instruments. The centre organises workshops, helpdesk sessions, experimental piloting and other support for adopting artificial intelligence in local companies. The principle is to make AI easy to reach, affordable with free of charge services, neutral and equal for all. The centre is part of a nationwide network of AI centres that is currently being built. Linköping has a comparable community: Linköping AI.
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Go-Lab project and next-lab

University of Twente
The Go-Lab project and its successor Next-Lab, coordinated by the University of Twente, offer remote and virtual online laboratories for large-scale use in education. The GO-GA project will make the platform available in Africa.
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University of Aveiro

University of Aveiro
The University of Aveiro has developed an intensive program of industry internships within the region, engaging students and faculty with real-life industry challenges, with more than 10% of the students enrolling in curricular internships every year.
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Catalonian Innovation Triangle

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is part of the Catalonian Innovation Triangle. This Triangle must become one of the main European corridors for business and technical excellence, knowledge and quality of life.
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Impact Canvas

Tampere University
Early idea testing and development by pre-start-ups and research teams can be hard. Tampere University’s Impact Canvas is a useful tool to develop impact. The method can also be used when there are more mature research results or when research results are already deployed.
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Santaka Valley

Kaunas University of Technology
The Santaka Valley at Kaunas University of Technology is an integrated science, study and business centre for public and private research, knowledge-intensive businesses, and provides added-value services.
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License Express Scheme

Dublin City University
Dublin City University developed a License Express Scheme to simplify and speed up the time it takes to conclude a licence.
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Problem Based Learning-pedagogical model

Aalborg University
The Problem Based Learning-pedagogical model of Aalborg University has become both nationally and internationally recognised by universities, researchers and students as an advanced and efficient learning model for cooperating with the business community and help students with an entrepreneurial mindset.
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Policy / Topics we are interested in

Olga Wessels
Head of ECIU Brussels Office