The general aim of the project is to develop and implement structural measures in universities and society as a whole to strengthen the education–research–innovation triangle (ERIT) as important leverage for transition to knowledge-driven economy. Project objectives can be divided into three levels. The strategic level comprises analysis of stakeholders’ needs, identification of structural and legislative measures on local, national and regional level in order to create policies and other strategic documents (regulations, procedures, good practices). The implementation level is based on activities that will increase awareness and understanding of the role of ERIT in academic community, industry and public authorities. Special emphasis will be given to issues like: IPR, innovation, and academic entrepreneurship; increased participation in the Framework Programme and other EU projects; increased collaboration between universities, public authorities and industry on national, regional and European level. The establishment of the Centre for Research, Development and Technology at University of Zagreb will serve as a model for other universities in Partner Countries and Croatia. In addition, research quality assessment will be implemented by introducing indicators of scientific effectiveness and research productivity.