E³UDRES² Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network for Smart and Sustainable European Regions

The E³UDRES² Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network for Smart and Sustainable European Regions (E.I.N.S.) co-ideates novel pathways for entrepreneurial universities, drives the development of entrepreneurial education, co-creates advanced support for innovation and business creation, and enhances collaboration across the knowledge triangle beyond the state of the art.

In order to further develop and strengthen innovation capacity, E.I.N.S defines four long-term strategic priorities:


Empower and support „Ent-Re-Novators” to bridge the gaps within the knowledge-triangle


Enhance entrepreneurial education to enable learner-driven innovation


Link smart specialisation and open innovation to connect regional ecosystems with Pan-European networks


Provide expertise and resources to turn ideas into value for smart and sustainable European regions

These priorities are broken down to the six selected actions and eight core objectives to be carried out in the following Work Packages:

1 // Management & Dissemination

2 // Entrepreneurial Universities & Innovation Policies

3 // (Open) Innovation and Entrepreneurship

4 // Connected Research & Innovation (R&I)

5 // Networked Innovation Ecosystems & OI-Hubs

6 // Continuous Coaching and Training on staff level in R&I Skills

7 // Entrepreneurial Education

8 // Support Innovation and Business Creation


E.I.N.S. Inspiring Chats

E.I.N.S. hosts online talk formats called Inspiring Chats regularly. Together with entrepreneurs, higher education professionals or other experts we discuss various topics ranging from Smart Specialisation to Innovation Ecosystems - find the dates for our next Inspiring Chats or rewatch our previous episodes online. Join us and get inspired!

E.I.N.S. Testimonials

To inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs, E.I.N.S. has identified local entrepreneurs with interesting backgrounds from all over Europe. Check out the businesses they work for and discover their story:

Hasan Süzen

Beyond The Horizon

Video coming soon

Jana Marx Heaven Hoydonckx

Twister Wear

Watch video here (Dutch)

More info about Twister Wear here (English)

Erica Mbange Enanga


Watch video here (Dutch)

More info about Soapreme here (English)

Hade Thury


Watch video here (Dutch)

More info about BRAK here (English)

Annija Cibuļska


Watch video here

Ieva Jomerte


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Patrīcija Zvirbule


Watch video here

Zandis Kadakovskis 


Watch video here

Christina Kuback


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Eva Wideman


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Lydia and Moritz Popp


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Roxana Damaschin-Țecu


Video coming soon

Gints Kaņepītis


Watch video here

Onu Laila

Pentru Voi

Video coming soon

The E.I.N.S. Consortium

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal

Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences

UC Leuven-Limburg University of Applied Sciences

Politehnica University Timișoara

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

University Industry Innovation Network

Want to know more about E.I.N.S.?

Hannes Raffaseder

Project Lead

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