Professional Higher Education Institutions play an important role in
enhancing European competitiveness and innovation capacity, especially on
the regional level where they act as connectors and crucial links between the
regional SMEs, regional organisations and society.
However, further support is needed for development and enhancement of
staff capacity to engage into applied research & innovation activities, link
these to teaching and develop relevant ways for engagement of students in
The RECAPHE project, therefore, aims to broaden insight and awareness of
applied research & innovation activities within Professional Higher Education
Institutions in Europe and to create a platform for imparting further
competences to research staff and students related to their specific
experience and needs.