Higher Education and Innovation Ecosystem: A Primer
In Support of the USAID Higher Education Learning Agenda
This document supports USAID’s Higher Education (HE) Learning Agenda and the goals of USAID's Higher Education (HE) Program Framework. This document aims to assist in the administration of evidence-based activities to aid implementing partners, USAID Missions, and other contributors in enabling, expanding, and sustaining the role of HE systems and higher education institutions (HEIs) as partners in innovation ecosystems.
From the ten learning questions in the HE Learning Agenda, this document develops key aspects of question 6:
“How can higher education systems and higher education institutions (HEIs) play a more active role in developing and strengthening national and regional innovation ecosystems?”