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Triple Helix Association News, May 2019
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Webinar and Workshop “Innovative place-based Triple Helix approaches for regional development through Smart Specialisation Strategies”– REGISTER NOW!

The Triple Helix Association  in cooperation with the School of Business and Society at St Mary’s University in the UK and with the support from Erasmus+ programme of the European Union (Jean Monnet Action) is organising a Webinar on 4th June at 6 pm CEST on the topic:

Innovative place-based Triple Helix approaches for regional development through Smart Specialisation Strategies’ 

Our invited speakers Richard Tuffs (former ERRIN – European Regions Research and Innovation Network  – Director) and Jan Larosse (former regional innovatin coordinator Flanders region, Belgium) will address questions about:

  • Place-based strategies in Europe and the new possible directions for Smart Specialisation;
  • Deepening Smart Specialisation: towards a new approach;
  • Cities and regions as innovation players driving change;
  • A new missions-oriented approach for regions, innovating for growth
  • The role of government, universities and business leaders in shaping economic growth.

TO REGISTER free of charge please send an email to Ms Maria Laura Fornaci.

The webinar themes will be further debated and extended during a Workshop to be held on 28-29 June 2019 at St Mary’s University, London.
Attendance is free, and there are opportunities to present a case on:

  • The role of Science Parks in regional development
  • Managing university-industry collaboration
  • Managing active Triple Helix Engagement
  • Making change happen: how to mobilise multiple stakeholders
  • Co-alignment between entrepreneurship, smart specialisation and regional development strategies

Participants are invited to register for the workshop and send a brief outline of their proposals to  by the end of May at the latest. The workshop will also include an interactive poster session on the theme:  ‘Meet the Strategy Makers’.

Further details on the workshop or on the Master class on Triple Helix Scenario Planning and Building a How-to-Do Practice for Multi-stakeholder Engagement are available at:

XVII THC2019 in Cape Town, South Africa  – purchase your early bird ticket

Cape Town is known as the tech start-up capital in South Africa and we’re excited to host the XVII Triple Helix International Conference in this beautiful city on 9 -11 September 2019.

We’re also happy to host Professor Sally Davenport, whose research focus is on commercialisation of scientific research, entrepreneurship and innovation strategy and policy. She is the director of the New Zealand National Science Challenge “Science Technology for Innovation”.

Early Bird Tickets are still on sale until 8 June 2018. You can also purchase your delegate pass with a copy of ‘Triple Helix Second Edition: University-Industry-Government Innovation and Entrepreneurship’.

As a THA member you can save an additional 10% or 20% – contact Maria Laura Fornaci ( for details and for getting your personal discount code.

For more information, contact the organising committee at or visit the website:

Workshop” Boosting innovation and entrepreneurship, supporting the business group strategies of the EC”, 30th Sept – 1st Oct, Thessaloniki

The Triple Helix Association is pleased to announce the call for registrations for the HLX4EU Jean Monnet sponsored workshop on “Boosting innovation and entrepreneurship, supporting the business growth strategies of the European Commission (in particular young innovative SMEs)”.  This workshop will take place during 30 September – 1st of October 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece, in conjunction with the European Triple Helix Congress on Responsible Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ETHAC2019:

Access to the HLX4EU workshop presentations is given for free to a limited number of applicants. In order to apply, please write a 1000-word memo answering the following question: “What should the European Commission do (policy wise) in order to boost innovation & entrepreneurship ?”. The memo should be sent by email to with a specific mentioning in the title of the email that the application is seeking the HLX4EU Jean-Monnet workshop.

The selected participants for the HLX4EU workshop will also be given full access (to attend) to all the sessions, keynotes & workshops of ETHAC2019.

Benefits from attending:

  •       Engage with top speakers and regional, national & EU policy makers
  •       Co-create with like-minded stakeholders interested in innovation & entrepreneurship policies
  •       Learn what are the latest challenges & trends in EU policy making on innovation & entrepreneurship
  •       Network with future project partners, innovators, academics & industry representatives

For more information please contact us at

Welcome to the new THA Program Manager and US Fundraising Manager

The THA team is growing in order to serve better our Community. We are pleased to welcome on board:

Maria Baracsi,  Programme Manager / Assistant to the Managing Director at Triple Helix Association focusing on communication support, member outreach and external grants management . Maria has more than 10 years of management experience in industry, government and research institutions. Graduating in economics, Maria has completed doctoral studies at the ‘Enterprise Theory and Practice Ph.D. School’ at the University of Miskolc (Hungary) and spent 9 months as visiting researcher at INSEAD Business School in France.

Adrienne Nenow, she will serve as THA Fundraising Program Manager (US Markets), in which she will help to identify funding sources for specific Triple Helix-related projects. Adrienne currently works at Lehigh University as Director, International Development and has worked extensively in the fundraising field for a variety of organizations, including small non-profits, healthcare, and education.  In 2017, she received a M.Ed. in Comparative and International Education and served a two-year term as a United Nations Youth Representative on behalf of Lehigh, representing the university as a NGO at the UN. Most recently, she has started her Ph.D in Educational Leadership and Policy at Texas Tech with a focus on applying the Triple Helix model to developing countries.

THA Special Interest Groups are calling for academic and practictioner leaders 

The THA welcomes candidatures from academic leaders, younger scholars and practictioners to join seniors colleagues in leading our Special Interest Groups on Entrepreneurial Universities Knowledge and Technology transfer ; University-Industry Partnerships ; National Innovation Systems and Models ; Science parks and Incubators ; TH Actors and the Region (THARG)  Innovation Policy (INNOPOL) 

The scope of THA Special Interest Groups (SIG) is to stimulate new knowledge generation, codification, dissemination and exploitation in specific sub-fields of the TH model and theory, thus enhancing the scientific depth, the academic and practitioner debate and supporting the translation of knowledge into practical achievements.

To join the groups send an email with your CV indicating the group/s you would like to join, to Maria Baracsi

Call for contribution in Edited Book on Triplehelixising Innovation Ecosystems

The Special Interest Group (SIG) of Triple Helix Association on National Innovation Systems and Models is now inviting chapters and research contributions on ‘How to design innovation ecosystem and models under philosophy to triple helix‘. The write-ups or contributions must discuss various components of innovations systems and models having elements of triple helix approach. Case studies, concepts, models and researches on the stated concepts are invited in main five areas such as: 1) Triplehelixising Innovation System, 2) Triplehelixising Government, 3) Triplehelixising Industries, 4) Triplehelixising Academia and last but not least 5) Triplehelixising Support Service.


  • Registration and Concept Submission – May 2019
  • First Draft Submission – October 2019

Please send you initial concept to – 092003214917181 and get registered as writer/contributor

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Triple Helix Journal: latest calls

Triple Helix A Journal of University-Industry-Government Innovation and Entrepreneurship
ISSN: 2197-1927 (electronic version)

Call for papers

Special issue “Triple Helix model in Central and Eastern Europe”
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Annamaria Inzelt, IKU Innovation Research Centre at FRCo.
Dr. László Csonka BGE Budapest Business School
Deadline for submission: February 28th 2020

Special issue “Triple Helix Futures”
Guest Editors: Ekaterina Albats, LUT-University, Finland,  Rabii Outamha, University of Hassan II, Morocco
Henry Etzkowitz, International Triple Helix Institute (ITHI), Silicon Valley, USA
Deadline for submission: EXTENDED TO May 31th 2019

Contributions welcomed by Hélice magazine

Our quarterly Magazine, Hélice is distributed to scholars, practitioners, policy-makers, and public administrators, in academic institutions, industrial organizations, and research establishments worldwide, and has an audience of around 3.000 readers.
This makes Helice just the place to publish your latest research ideas and recent work dealing with all aspects of the interaction between academy-industry-government (Triple Helix) for fostering research, innovation, economic competitiveness and growth, and more. As well as your research work, we also welcome news items related to up-an-coming international conferences and events; call for papers; project reports; job postings; and any other relevant activity that you or your organization is organizing, or has recently organized, and want to tell our readers about. To be included in a quarterly issue, the deadline for submissions is 28 May 2019 for June 2019 issue. For further information please feel free to contact Ms. Liana Kobzeva, Editor in Chief, or Mrs Sheila Forbes, Managing editor.


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