Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Higher Education in The Netherlands

The higher education sector in The Netherlands offers excellent examples of what it means to be innovative and entrepreneurial, and promote entrepreneurial mind sets, entrepreneurship and knowledge exchange. Creating value from academic knowledge through innovative services, products, processes and business models that meet economic, social and environmental needs lies at the core of this strategy. The current challenge is to strenghten the anchoring of value-creation processes in education and research. This can be achieved through increased interdisciplinarity, entrepreneurial mindset development across all subject areas, incentives for effective wider world engagement of researchers and students, and growth-oriented support for startups. This report presents an in-depth analysis of the policy framework and institutional practices and provides useful guidance for policy makers and university leaders across the world. HEInnovate is a joint initiative of the European Commission and the OECD to promote the innovative and entrepreneurial higher education institution.

Published on October 01, 2018

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Preface edited by Ingrid van Engelshoven
Preface edited by Mari Kiviniemi and Themis Christophidou
Abbreviations and acronyms
Reader's guide
Executive summary
Overview of the higher education system in the Netherlands
Applying HEInnovate to higher education in the Netherlands
Enhancing the organisational capacity of higher education institutions in the Netherlands
Building entrepreneurial capacity through teaching and learning in the Netherlands
Enhancing knowledge exchange with higher education institutions in the Netherlands
Strengthening entrepreneurship support in higher education in the Netherlands
HEInnovate framework and good practice statements
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