Boosting entrepreneurial and STEM/STEAM capacity of young Women in higher education institutions for sustainable development and INnovation

The WINnovators project stems from the belief that Higher Education Institutions can play as catalysts of change within the territories where they are located, contributing proactively to shaping socioeconomic development processes. Starting from this conviction, WINnovators develops tailored capacity-building actions between the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from the WINnovators consortium and the other non-academic partners (business incubators, tech companies, NGOs), to strengthen the links with society and business. It is indeed necessary that HEIs act as change agents to foster sustainability and innovation goals and educate their students to guide and support other disadvantaged people – such as young women from rural communities – in the transformative innovation paths encouraged by peer-to-peer learning.

Project results:

  • PR1 – WINnovators Training Practices Collection
  • PR2 – Gamified Interaction for WINnovators learning
  • PR3 – WINnovators Interactive Working Space
  • PR4 – WINnovators eTraining and Policies

VITECO leads the development of the WINnovators Online Working Space, which mediates collaboration between HEIs, OIEs and community learners (mainly young women at risk of marginalisation coming from rural neighbourhoods/outskirts), enables to keep up learners’ motivation and provides easy access to targeted learning nuggets about STEM/STEAM, digital innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship.

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Dec. 2021 - Nov. 2024

Total budget

304,314.00 €

Project number



KA220-HED - Cooperation partnerships in higher education

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