Boosting Entrepreneurship and Innovation

July 21, 2021

Edinburgh Napier University to take part in a new EIT-funded project for boosting entrepreneurship and innovation.

We are delighted to announce that Edinburgh Napier University will be taking part in a new project called EUAcceL along with partner universities, incubators, startups, and industry partners from across Europe. 

The EUAcceL consortium creates an international ecosystem across Europe through open innovation, co-creation, and start-up development. The goal is to foster innovation and start-up development with speed and quality, implement synergies with other innovation network initiatives, and create a leading European programme for entrepreneurship and innovation.

The project will receive funding from the EIT’s HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education. This new initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) aims to boost the entrepreneurial and innovation capacity of higher education institutions (HEIs).

Under the EIT’s HEI Initiative, the project will receive funding of €400,000 in phase one and will run until December 2021. The second phase will run until July 2023, with an additional €800,000 of funding being awarded.

Chris Cramphorn, Associate Professor of Enterprise and Innovation within the Business School at Edinburgh Napier University said, “We are both proud and excited to be working with our international partners on this project which builds on the fantastic work on entrepreneurship and start-up incubation within the Business School and our Bright Red Triangle enterprise hub.”

Nick Fannin, Head of Enterprise at Edinburgh Napier added, “This exciting project will enable us to further unlock our entrepreneurial capabilities and develop the innovative potential of universities across the EU.” 

Further information can be found in the EIT Project Fact Sheet here.

Stay tuned for more information about this project in the coming months!

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