R&I LOOP – Shaping the way Higher Education Institutions do Research and Innovation with and for Society

Research and Innovation (R&I) Loop sets its ambition in leveraging the new university model - "civic university", where the regional dimension and social innovation enables and opens citizen-centric strategies.

The objectives of the R&I Loop are to:

Develop, test and mainstream a systemic and holistic approach that enhances the education, research and innovation links of HEIs;
Design, test and mainstream of supporting tools that allow HEIs’ to adopt a systemic holistic approach and improve their educational offer;
Build, test and scale-up of capacitation actions for HEIs’ teachers, researchers and staff to be better equipped to respond to social challenges and needs;
Promote and enhance civic and social responsibility across relevant actors of the quadruple helix nodes.


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project Nº.: 2020-1-PT01-KA203-078366