From June 5-9, 2023 NOBALIS project participant Dina Popluga (from Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies) participated in the international scientific congress ECONOMICON 2023 where she presented NOBALIS project results. This congress brought together more than 100 scientists and industry representatives from 10 different countries. At the congress, much attention was paid to the actualities of innovations in the agri-food sectors, artificial intelligence, and its practical application in science. Dina’s report on the results of the NOBALIS project “ASSESSMENT OF INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS: A CASE STUDY FROM THE NORDIC-BALTIC REGION”, aroused great interest among the participants of the congress and developed an active discussion on potential improvements in higher education institutions innovation ecosystems and shared understanding of advancing innovation processes in higher education institutions.