La Palma Research Centre to take part in a new EIT-funded project for boosting entrepreneurship in Europe

We are happy to announce that LPRC will be taking part in a new project called INCORE. The project aims to boost innovation and entrepreneurial capacity in higher education institutions in Europe’s Outermost Regions by seizing region-specific contextual and business opportunities.

The project will receive funding from the EIT’s HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education. This new initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) aims to boost the entrepreneurial and innovation capacity of higher education institutions (HEIs). The involvement of non-HEIs like LPRC is an important part of the initiative, because it allows the higher education sector to better integrate and engage with innovation ecosystems.

As part of this project, we will be working together with the following partners:

  • Instituto Superior Técnico – project lead
  • University of Madeira
  • University of Reunion Island
  • Universidad Europea de Canarias
  • Trisolaris Advanced Technologies

Under the EIT’s HEI Initiative, the project will receive funding of € 1,2 Million and will run until December 2021, with the possibility of getting extended for 18 more months.

Stay tuned for more information about this project in the coming months!


The EIT’s HEI Initiative is a key objective for the EIT as part of its new strategy, the EIT Strategic Innovation Agenda 2021−2027. The initiative aims to support higher education institutions (HEIs) with expertise and coaching, access to the EIT innovation ecosystem, and funding, enabling them to develop innovation action plans complementing the needs of individual higher education institutions. As part of its Pilot Phase, the initiative has provided funding to 23 projects, with the next call for proposals expected towards the end of 2021.


The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) strengthens Europe’s ability to innovate by powering solutions to pressing global challenges and by nurturing entrepreneurial talent to create sustainable growth and skilled jobs in Europe. The EIT is an EU body and an integral part of Horizon Europe, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The Institute supports dynamic pan-European partnerships, EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities, among leading companies, research labs and universities.