The IVAP EIT HEI Initiative workshop also had a representative from InnoChange project
Representatives of projects selected for funding as a part of the EIT HEI Initiative calls were invited to Prague to take part in the 2023 IVAP workshop lasting from May 31 to June 1, 2023. This year’s IVAP Workshop was primarily aimed to support consortia which have succeeded in the third call of the EIT HEI Initiative. At the same time, the projects supported in previous calls were also given chance to be presented and their implementation has already taken place.
The InnoChange project was represented by 3 representatives from all universities involved in project implementation: Zoltán Istenes (ELTE), Simona Motogna (BBU) & Gabriel Semanišin (UPJŠ).
During the workshops, discussions were held on modifying roles of the universities and education in a dynamically changing society and the growing responsibility of universities in creating local innovation ecosystems. Alongside the provision of quality education and the implementation of research, universities face a new challenge that requires transforming universities and building new capacities. The aim of the EIT HEI Initiative and other Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) is to support this transformation.