10 November 2021 | Position

Innovation ecosystems for a sustainable Europe: How to enhance the contribution of universities

Based on the results of the EUA survey on universities and innovation

This EUA position outlines the preliminary findings of a major study on innovation at European universities. It captures the different levels of innovation capacity at universities, as well as how these levels contribute to a wide range of impacts and social outcomes.


Based on data from 166 institutions in 28 countries, the position offers a Europe-wide picture and offers key recommendations for universities, policy makers and funding agencies on how to enhance the contribution of universities to European innovation ecosystems. Produced in collaboration with the EUA Expert Group on Innovation Ecosystems, the complete report will be published in early 2022.

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