Members The 14 universitiesof ECIU Denmark, since 1974 Aalborg University 24.000 students | 5.000 staff Ranked as the best European university for engineering. Ireland, since 1989 Dublin City University 17.000 students | 3.000 staff Ireland’s University of Enterprise, leading for licensing and innovation partnerships with SMEs and multinational companies. France, since 1957 INSA Institut National des Sciences Appliquées 16.800 students | 2.800 staff Groupe INSA and INSA Toulouse have implemented a model based on innovation and diversity, invented by one of its founders, the philosopher Gaston Berger. Portugal, since 1973 University of Aveiro 15.000 students | 1.650 staff Best practice by the National Strategic Reference Framework Observatory, for its close cooperation with the region. Norway., since 2004 University of Stavanger 12.000 students | 1.600 staff Produces more business ideas per researcher than any other university in Norway. Italy, since 1962 University of Trento 17.000 students | 1.320 staff Leading University in Italy for quality of research and education. At the center of the economic and social innovation in the Trentino region. Finland, since 1965 Tampere University 19.000 students | 4.000 staff From the beginning of 2019 Tampere University of Technology and University of Tampere constitute Finland’s most diverse university community. Lithuania, since 1922 Kaunas University of Technology 9.818 students | 2.112 staff Return on Investment of business incubator Startup Space is 600 % - taxes paid by startups in 5 years exceed the investment of the KTU 6 times. Spain, since 1968 Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 34.080 students | 10.314 staff Led the UAB-CIE Sphere, comprising of scientific, technological and business parks, multinational companies, SMEs, foundations and city councils. Germany, since 1978 Hamburg University of Technology 7.620 students | 708 staff Offers one of the 5 combined Management and Engineering study degree programs in Germany. Sweden, since 1975 Linköping University 27.000 students | 4.000 staff Produced the highest number of innovative spinouts in Sweden during the last decade. Poland, since 1945 Lodz University of Technology 11.780 students | 2.718 staff The 4th most frequently chosen university in Poland, known for innovative teaching methods, and the 1st one in Europe to have implemented the Mobility Window. Netherlands, since 1964 University of Twente 11.000 students | 2.950 staff Europe’s most entrepreneurial university with more than 700 spin-offs. Mexico, since 1943 Tecnológico de Monterrey 89.641 students | 10.117 staff TEC21 model implemented in 2019 challenge-based learning in all undergraduate programmes.