Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Higher Education in Hungary
This report presents evidence-based analysis of current strategies and practices in
higher education institutions (HEIs) in Hungary towards a value-creating use of knowledge
resources for innovation and entrepreneurship. The analysis and recommendations are
highly relevant for policy makers and HEI leaders in other countries. Increased attention
to innovation and entrepreneurship both from public policy actors and HEI leadership
has triggered an incremental change process in the organisational culture of HEIs
and a new approach to education and research for students and staff. HEInnovate is
a joint initiative of the European Commission and the OECD to promote the innovative
and entrepreneurial higher education institution across Europe and beyond (www.heinnovate.eu).
On 29 November 2017, the OECD-EC report on Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Higher Education in Hungary will be launched in Budapest in presence of Laszlo Palkovics, Minister of State for Education of Hungary, Jens Nymand Christensen, Deputy Director General of the Directorate-General for Education an Culture of the European Commission, and Sylvain Giguere, Head of Division, Local Employment, Skills and Social Innovation, and Head of the Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED), OECD.
For public policy action
Develop a common definition of the third mission in higher education institutions.
Introduce viable funding mechanisms for the third mission in higher education institutions.
Stimulate collaboration between higher education institutions in strategic areas.
Strengthen the support infrastructure for venture creation in and around higher education institutions.
Facilitate the establishment of consultative and collaborative fora at the local/regional
level to enhance the impact of entrepreneurship, innovation and the third mission.
Build a common information and data framework for the impact of entrepreneurship, innovation and the third mission.
For higher education institutions
Develop a common understanding of the third mission and the entrepreneurial agenda specific to the HEI’s profile and expectations.
Appoint a senior manager with responsibility for entrepreneurship, innovation and the third mission.
Introduce viable resource allocation mechanisms to support entrepreneurship, innovation and the third mission, including incentives, an innovation fund and horizontal support services.
Introduce professional development and mobility programmes for staff related to entrepreneurship, innovation and the third mission.
Enhance the involvement of students and young researchers in entrepreneurship, innovation and the third mission.
Provide basic support for new venture creation, well-embedded in the wider start-up ecosystem.
Build capacity at institutional and individual levels to understand, document and measure impact.
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