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Last week to submit your abstract for the Triple Helix Conference| Cape Town| 9-11 September 2019

The countdown continues to the XVII Triple Helix Conference 2019 in Cape Town and there are only 167 days until we take Triple Helix to Africa. Early bird tickets are still on sale, so don’t miss out on saving 20%.


Cape Town has a lot to offer as the tech start-up capital in South Africa with many institutions looking to adopt the triple helix model. Cape Town is also home to some of Africa’s leading research universities. There are opportunities for researchers and students to explore in South Africa for collaboration in research and technology development. Africa is on the brink of Industry 4.0 and set to a key global contributor as outlined in the African Union Agenda 2063. This Triple Helix Conference is not one to be missed.


Research articles, conference papers, student papers, case studies, posters from across the world will also be presented in the conference programme. With the conference’s first trip to Cape Town South Africa, it’s one not to be missed. There are various opportunities available for all abstracts submitted in the Call for Abstracts and Call for Content.
Just one week left before the deadline (29 March), so hurry and submit your abstract now



All submissions will be considered for the following awards to be awarded at the Gala Dinner on 10 September 2019:

Awarded to a full-time doctoral student or recently completed PhD (September 2016) author whose paper indicates applications and implications of Triple Helix models, concepts and approaches. Must have submitted an abstract through the Call for Abstracts and registered for the THC2019

Awarded to researchers or practitioners undertaking research and working in Africa, whose paper shows the most potential to effect positive change in African development through the Triple Helix model. Must have submitted an abstract in the Call for Abstracts or Call for Content and registered for the THC2019

Awarded to researcher, student or practitioner who has submitted an abstract in the Call for Abstracts and is registered for THC2019. Poster must be clear, concise and show the results of application and implementation of the Triple Helix model for innovation
For more information about the conference or the awards, please feel free to contact the South Africa Organising Team: or visit the website:


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XVII THC2019 in Cape Town, South Africa  – send your contribution!

We are working hard to shape a stimulating program and engaging experience for our delegates and we are pleased to acknowledge the engagement of an outstanding pool of  local and international scholars and practictioners to our Conference Committees.
For our academic delegates we can now offer an interesting list of publication opportunitiesconnected to the Conference.
And much more will come in the next weeks.

Don’t miss out on being part of the conversation at the first ever Triple Helix Conference in Africa on 9 -11 September in 2019. The Call for Abstracts for research articlescase studiesresearch-in-progressstudent papers is currently open. You have time up until 29th March 2019 to submit your Scientific work

If you are interested in contributing in different forms to the event a second Call for Speakers and Content contributions (panel and round table discussions, keynotes and workshops) has been opened up until 15th April 2019.

Early bird tickets on sales

Visit the website: or contact for more information.

Be the panelist of the THC2019 session dedicated to the memory of Prof. Calestous Juma

Professor Calestous Juma (CJ), a distinguished Professor of the Practice of International Development at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government passed on a year ago. As an ardent advocate for Triple Helix linkages involving universities and the agribusiness community sector where science, technology and innovation activities provide a sustainable development pathway for African economies, we are organising a panel in his honour during the XVII Triple Helix Conference 2019.
The panel invites scholars, practitioners and activists, who have engaged with CJ through his career and/or life (Kenya, Harvard, UN, Rockefeller Foundation, family etc.) to discuss ways through which we can harness new institutional designs for sustainable development in Africa.

Interested panelists  can send an expression of interest via email mentioning their personal, policy and/or intellectual interest and an indication of the topic they would like to present/ discuss, to Dr James Dzisah  no later than 15th March 2019.

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Join us for the first Triple Helix Congress in Thessaloniki: Extended deadline for the call for papers – 22th March 2019

The Triple Helix Association is pleased to announce the extended call for papers for the 2019 Triple Helix Congress on Responsible Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ETHAC2019) organised in cooperation with the South East European Research Centre during 30th September – 1st October 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Extended call for submissions deadline – 22nd March 2019.

The mission of ETHAC is to mobilise knowledge and innovation transfer to the global market by enabling international triple helix interactions where academics, innovators, industry, entrepreneurs, investors, governments and policy makers actively engage in innovation co-production and transfer.

ETHAC2019 is targeting EU Funded Projects & Consortia on Responsible research & Innovation as well as Entrepreneurship.

ETHAC will feature several keynote speakers such as:

  • Prof Loet Leydesdorff (Professor Emeritus, University of Amsterdam, Global Pioneer of the Quadruple Helix Model with more than 44 000 citations, The Netherlands)
  • Prof Martin Jones (Trustee, Regional Studies Association & Deputy Vice Chancellor of Staffordshire University, United Kingdom)
  • Dr Dimitri Corpakis (Former senior European Union official at DG Research, Brussels, Belgium)
  • Prof Lenny Koh (Director, Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre & World Leader in environmental sustainability, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)

ETHAC2019 pushes the frontiers of triple helix interactions in the most pressing worldwide challenges in terms of innovation development processes and its outcomes.
Submissions are encouraged around the main topics of the congress.Submit now your abstracts, cases and posters as well as your workshops and sessions !
Registration info and further details can be found here.

Workshop: Innovative place-based Triple Helix approaches for regional development through Smart Specialisation Strategies – 28-29 June 2019, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London

The School of Business and Society at St Mary’s University in the UK in cooperation with the Triple Helix Association and with the support from Erasmus+ programme of the European Union (Jean Monet Action) is inviting participants to present cases and join the debate on

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

This workshop will focus on the role of location specific innovation strategies and engagement between regional Triple Helix constellations of university-industry-government (U-I-G) partnerships, driving economic growth within regional boundaries. Speakers and participants will compare impact cases of smart specialization across the European regional landscape, and examples of location-driven initiatives worldwide.
Speakers will engage in discussions on the: Mechanisms for Multistakeholder engagement; Pathways to collaborative strategic planning; Barriers to regional development and innovation; Place-based strategies for sustainable development; Regional Dimensions of Knowledge Exchange and the Role of Universities; Regional Innovation Policies and the Role of Intermediaries. The workshop will seek to identify in which ways a genuine Triple Helix approach can reinforce efficient delivery of successful Smart Specialisation Strategies.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Showcase best practices of place-based strategies and smart specialization in regions and clusters
  • Take part in roundtable discussions and open debates with representatives from academia, government and business

Location: Waldegrave Drawing Room, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London

For more information visit the event web page or, please, contact Prof. Emanuela Todeva:

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A new THA Chapter in Germany has just taken off

We are pleased to announce the setup of the new German THA Chapter, hosted by the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship gGmbH (SCE) in Munich. Led by Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer, CEO of SCE, the German Chapter has as mission “to create an entrepreneurial oriented and livable society, through university-industry-government collaborations and (multi)national peer-alliances.”
The Chapter kick-off happened in Dortmund on 21st of February during the national meeting of the DenkFabrik – a German ThinkTank Network of Entrepreneurial Universities. During the meeting, it was open the discussion on how could the DenkFabrik members collaborate and synergize with the German Chapter and the THA to foster the national discussions and research initiatives on triple helix interactions and the future of entrepreneurial universities, potentiating its outreach.

All THA members based in Germany are welcome to join the new Chapter and collaborate with its upcoming initiatives. Join now!

Do you need Editorial support for your scientific  works?

Thanks to the cooperation agreement with a professional Editor, Ms Micheal Strange, the THA can offer to its members at a very convenient rate a qualified support for academics writing in English as a second language, including book chapters, articles, dissertations, fellowship applications, abstracts.
Learn more on Michael experience, and contact her to get a quote.

A special offer for THA members 

Members of THA can now receive a 10% discount on the price of an individual print subscription for 2019 to the journal Industry and Higher Education (IHE). IHE publishes bi-monthly, and you can find out more about the journal and read it online.
To get the 10% THA members discount code, please email Ms Maria Laura Fornaci
To take advantage of this offer, please visit this link and add an individual print subscription to the shopping cart. Please enter the THA code provided at the checkout to receive your discount.  Alternatively, please email quoting the code. This offer will be valid until the end of 2019.

Triple Helix Journal: latest calls and articles

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

Call for papers
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: April 30th 2019

Special issue “Entrepreneurial Societies: Bridging the gaps between entrepreneurial universities’ activities and their stakeholders”
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer, Munich University of Applied Sciences & Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship, Germany,  Audrey Stolze, Munich University of Applied Sciences & Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship, Germany
Deadline for Abstract submission: April 30th 2019

Topical Collection “Science parks and areas of innovation” sponsored by IASP

Content type: Research
Triple Helix and the evolution of ecosystems of innovation: the case of Silicon Valley
Authors: Josep M. Piqué, Jasmina Berbegal-Mirabent and Henry Etzkowitz
Citation: Triple Helix 2018 5:11
Published on: 5 December 2018
Published on: 24 December 2018

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.

News from THA members

Conferences and events

  • ITHI Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum, 8-10 June 2019.The Triple Helix and Silicon Valley:
    Entrepreneurial university, financing/tax policy, start-ups and industrial clusters in regional innovation & developmentJoin the ITHI in June 8-10 to:
    ★ Learn the Triple Helix theory and its practice in innovation and entrepreneurship
    ★ Connect to the Valley and meet people from a variety of countries and fields
    ★ Visit and understand the heart of world tech innovation — Silicon Valley

Call for papers for special issues

Job posts

SATHA as driver of the Pakistani Triple Helix movement for regional development
SATHA organized a one day policy conference on“Building Innovative Pakistan through Science, Technology and Innovation Policy”on February 14, 2019, in Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad.
The aim of the event was to debate and share views with the main local TH stakeholders on how to connect science with state and society, strengthen education and S&T organizations, increase export, generate employment and new economic activities, develop industries and achieve socio-economic development through science and technology initiatives. Read  more on this and past events.

New Members

John Edmondson, Independent Scholar, UK

Dr. Ekaterina Albats, Lappeenranta University of Technology, FI

More on THA Organizationaland IndividualMembers

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XVII International Triple Helix Conference,Cape Town, 9-11 September 2019Submit your paper abstract ,Submit your content contributionRegister with the early birdBook your copy of the TH Book!

European Triple Helix Congress (ETHAC2019), Thessaloniki, 30 Sept – 1 Oct 2019. Extended to 22nd March the call for submission deadline. Read more

HLX4EU Workshop “Innovative place-based Triple Helix approaches for regional development through Smart Specialisation Strategies”, London, 28-29 June 2019. Read more about the project

Triple Helix Conference Series
Discover the venue of the upcming XVII Triple Helix Conference, 9-11 September 2019, Cape Town, South Africa 

To submit your candidature to host a future TH Conference, consult our open call for proposals

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Managing Regional Innovation Ecosystems Webinar

 12th December 2017, 6 pm CET Time

This webinar aims to bring two distinctive perspectives from an academic and a policy and practitioner perspective. Both speakers will address issues related to the emergence, development, structuring and management of regional innovation ecosystems (mostly now in a context of smart specialisation), including strategies and challenges for policy and governance. Since we are in a Triple Helix backdrop, the interactions around universities, industry (in the broader possible sense) and government (all types) will be also in focus.

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Welcome to Manchester for the XVI Triple Helix Conference 2018

The University of Manchester from 5th – 8th September 2018

Across the world, states and city regions are facing huge societal, economic, environmental, and political challenges whose solutions require concerted new efforts and innovative partnerships. The 2018 International Triple Helix Conference brings together academia, government, business, and community to share effective practices and to advance the frontiers of knowledge about collaboration for economic progress, social development and sustainability, and the role of cities and regions as enabling spaces for these interactions.

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11th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development

29-31 October 2018   Doha – Qatar

The conference will focus on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth for Sustainable Development

The benefits for participating:

  • Conference Publication and Journal Publication, Best Paper Award
  • Certificates for presenters
  • Certificate for paper reviewers, session chairs, discussants, and committee members
  • Opportunity to establish networks with international scholars, practitioners, and leading world experts to develop contacts and promote research collaboration overseas
  • Opportunity to publish your paper to an international refereed journal

 For further details:

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