The RECAPHE project aims to enhance the research and innovation capacity of Professional Higher Education (PHE) institutions in Europe. PHE institutions play a crucial role in enhancing European competitiveness and innovation capacity, especially on the regional level where they act as connectors between regional SMEs, organizations, and society 1. The project recognizes that the full potential of PHE institutions is yet to be revealed, and that the wide range of activities falling within applied research, innovation, and regional engagement makes it difficult to address them as a whole when it comes to support, assessment, and recognition.

The project intends to support the development and enhancement of PHE institutions’ staff capacity to engage in applied research activities, link these to teaching, and develop relevant ways for engagement of students in these activities 1. By doing so, the project aims to strengthen the research capacity of PHE institutions and contribute to excellence in applied Research, Development & Innovation (RDI) in Europe.

Full Project Name

RECAPHE – Enhancing Staff Research and Innovation Capacity in Professional



KIC's role

At the RECAPHE project, KIC collaborated with the partners in the development of all intellectual outputs and co-lead the creation of online Training Videos and Infrastructure on Research and Innovation Competences for PHE (Intellectual output 3). Across the project, KIC also lead on the internal and external communication and the project dissemination planning and supported the project coordinator in quality monitoring and risk management.


Collaborating with other organizations is an important part of our work. We are proud to work with a number of reputable partners. 

Outputs & publications

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the view only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsile for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.