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General Assembly of Triple Helix Association Members


Vice-Rector for External Relations and Doctoral Studies Tayauova G.Zh. and deputy head of «Management» Department Eralina E.M. took part in the annual General Assembly of Triple Helix Association members. The main goal is to promote scientific knowledge and practical achievements relating to all aspects of interaction between science-business-government. Members of the Triple Helix Association discussed the main directions of development of the Triple Helix concept.


“Turan” University, being the Kazakhstani representative office of the Triple Helix Association, holds the International Forum:


Link for online connection – Turan University invites you to the scheduled conference: Zoom.

Topic: Business, government and education: innovations in action»

Time: 24 Apr. 2023 09:30 Almaty

Join a Zoom meeting

Conference ID: 832 7189 2554

Access code: 561475.


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Events within the framework of the implementation of the international Triple Helix project for 2022

In the period of 2022, a series of master classes and scientific seminars were held for teachers and students of higher educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The program included the following activities:

  • International scientific seminar Statement of research hypotheses within the framework of the Guesss project. Speaker: Tamenova Saltanat Sarsenbaevna PhD in Economics, Professor Director of the Center for Innovative Development of the Region of the University “Turan”;
  • Master class “Social savings programs and life insurance in Kazakhstan” Speaker: Popkova Elena Vasilievna financial consultant of the investment company Fortune Invest
  • Scientific seminar “Mediation in higher education – application in student education and for creating a harmonious academic environment” Speaker: Desislava Serafimova PhD Management, University of Economics – Varna (Bulgaria)
  • Master class “Development of e-commerce in Kazakhstan” Speaker: Torgunakova Victoria Konstantinovna General Director of LLP “Tiketon”
  • Master class “How to protect the results of a teacher’s intellectual work?” Speaker: Lyazhin Vladimir Alekseevich Patent Attorney, Director of BUREAU PLIS
  • Master class “Prospects for the growth of civil servants” Speaker: Davov Yerlan Iskandarovich First Deputy Chairman of the branch of the Amanat party in the Zhetysu district of Almaty
  • Guest lecture “Requirements of industry enterprises for university graduates in modern conditions” Speaker: Rsymbetov K.S., Ph.D.
  • Master class “Trends in the development of the telecommunications network” Speaker: Mirzakulova Sharafat Abdurahimovna Associate Professor of the Department “Radio Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications”, Doctor PhD
  • Master class “Concepts and mechanisms for updating the content of education and organization of educational work, in the context of the digital transformation of education” Speaker: Kubekov B.S. Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor
  • Master class “Startups: state, direction of development” Speakers: Orazbekuly Yerbolat PhD, Director of the Center for Commercialization of Scientific and Innovative Activities of Turan University
  • Master class “Skills for the global business of the future” Speaker: Telyuk Dmitry Vladimirovich Founder of the network of travel agencies Chemodan, First Visa Support Center, Founder of food production companies Taste of Bliss Kazakhstan, Smak Bliss Ukraine, investor
  • “Using the “Atlas of new professions” for the design of interdisciplinary EP” Speaker: Abdiev Kali Seilbekovich Ph.D., Professor
  • Master class “Litigation for the protection of trademarks in Kazakhstan. Examples of squatting” Speaker: Lyazhin Vladimir Alekseevich Patent Attorney, Director of «BUREAU PLIS» company
  • Master class “Financial and banking covenants” Speaker: Akhmetov Aziz Senior Risk Manager, Bank RBK, Credit Risk Department
  • Master class “HR management in conditions of uncertainty” Speaker: Pilyaeva Anna Nikolaevna HR Director of Bank CenterCredit JSC

The activities of the Kazakhstan representative office of the International Triple Helix Association are key to maintaining cooperation between the field of higher education, business, technology and government.

The III International Triple Helix Summit will go Virtual!


Given the uncertainty connected to the COVID-19 pandemic spread, and the successful experience of the 18th International Triple Helix Virtual Conference, the THA and the host of the III International Triple Helix Summit, have decided to move the Summit Online, in order to guarantee the safe delivery of the event.

The Summit will be organized on 24-26 November 2020 and the Call for Submission deadline will been extended up until 15th August so to give time to our international community to contribute actively to the web event.

Submit your abstract for any of the Summit themes in the following categories:

  • Academic papers: Academic research (theoretical and/or empirical)
  • Practical case studies: Cases addressing the interactions between research, policy and practice (with emphasis on successes/challenges, good/bad practices, current and future implications for industry and society). We encourage submissions from academics, practitioners and policy-makers
  • Posters: Visual summaries of academic papers and practical case studies

Prof. Maurizio Sobrero and Prof. Riccardo Fini, Department of Management of Bologna University, the scientific chairs of the Summit, will be presenting the Summit theme and promoting the Call for Submissions on 9th July 2020, during the upcoming Virtual Innovation Village, one of the biggest Italian Innovation Fair. Read more

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Call for Student volunteers to provide support to the III International Triple Helix Virtual Summit 2020

Do you wish to be part of the organizing team of our III International Virtual Summit 2020?
Do you wish to get exposed to international high level scholars, practictioners and policy makers?
Do you want to make an amazing learning experience from the back stage of an International Event?

We are looking for student volunteers to provide remote support in the organization and delivery of the III International Triple Helix Virtual Summit 2020, 24-26 November 2020.

If you have a good command of English, any experience with the organization of online meetings (via Zoom or Teams), are passionate of technology and eager to learn how a Virtual International Event is organized, you are the right candidate!
To candidate send your CV to Maria Laura Fornaci by 15th August

The selected candidates will have the opportunity to attend the Summit free of charge and to have a one year free THA membership.


The THA COVID-19 international research project is taking off: be part of it!

The Triple Helix Association Research Project on the emergence, evolution and impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic draws on multiple dimensions. It tries to identify the multiple patterns through which governments, academia and business communities, individually and collectively, through their interactions, [Triple Helix Model] reacted to the evolving threat: the ways these actions were structured, their quality and resilience, as well as their relevance for society. It will try also to capture as much as possible, the social & health, economic, urban & environmental and governance aspects of the crisis and how this impacts, in positive or negative terms, the evolution of the overall situation. Read more and join our research team!

Triple Helix Conference 2020  hosted successfully online

“Future of innovation and innovation for future” 15-17 June, 2020, Virtual Event

The XVIII International Triple Helix Conference hosted by Tampere University during 15-16 June 2020 was a historical moment of Triple Helix Association — one of the major communities of innovation studies. It was the first time that the Triple Helix annual conference was organised online.  With about one month time of moving the originally planned in-person conference to virtual formate, it was a great success in terms of both quantitative and qualitative measurements.

Around 200 delegates from 40 countries attended the conference, including five keynote speakers and another 20 experts engaged in various plenary sessions. There were 80 paper presentations in eight tracks, plus three workshops, in parallel sessions. The speakers and participants from the sectors of academia, industry, government and NGOs were all contributing to discussions addressing the theme of the conference: “Future of innovation and innovation for future”. Read more

Triple Helix Journal: new articles

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

Triple Helix Journal has been accepted to the Emerging Sources Citation Index of Web of ScienceThe Emerging Sources Citation Index aims to extend the scope of publications in the Web of Science to include high-quality, peer reviewed publications.
It ensures important research is visible in the Web of Science Core Collection.

Help us to serve better your interests!

This survey has the scope to better understand the expectations of our Triple Helix Community:  what are the satisfactions/dissatisfactions and how / where participants would like to engage in the future. To this end, the Executive Committee of THA is discussing activities and projects to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in our association and community. And, at the same time, take advantage of opportunities that could emerge in the “new normal” economy.

Please take 10 minutes, to answer the online survey to help us serve better your interests! 


Join our upcoming webinars and enjoy our series!

Special COVID-19 webinar series
Learning from crises: towards inclusive and sustainable cities”, 10th July 2020, 5.30 pm CEST

 Haris Piplas, Drees & Sommer Switzerland/Schweiz

To register free of charge to the webinar go to the registration form

Webinar series 2019-2020
The Theory-Practice Debate on New Industrial / Innovation Policies, Place-Based Smart Specialisation Strategies, and Local Actors, 30th June 2020, 6pm CEST
Slavo Radosevic, 
Professor of Industry and Innovation Studies at the UCL
Francisco Jaime Quesado, Economist specialist in Innovation and Competitiveness
Go to the Video-recording and slides of the webinar

Special COVID-19 webinar series
The power of story in a world on fire: Reflections on the transformational power of narratives, delivered on 5th June 2020
 Guido Palazzo, Professor of Business Ethics at HEC, University of Lausanne
Go to the Video-recording and slides of the webinar

Building resilience in German cities: improving governance, mitigating risk
delivered on 18th May 2020
Natalie Pfau-Weller 
Rebecca Nell, Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute
Go to the Video-recording and slides of the webinar

Hélice magazine: an international outlet for your work

Looking for somewhere to publish your latest research, well Hélice is the place for you!   Since we have an audience with a special interest in any aspect of the interaction between academy-industry-government, the Triple Helix, this makes Hélice the ideal publication for your latest research findings and practical outcomes.

Having a distribution to around 3000 readers, Hélice is sent to a target audience of interested scholars, practitioners, policy-makers, and public administrators, in academic institutions, industrial organizations, and research establishments worldwide.

Hélice also welcomes news items related to up-an-coming international conferences and events; call for papers; project reports; job postings; or any other relevant activity that you would like to inform our readers.

To be included in the next quarterly issue, the deadline for submission is 28 August 2020 for the September 2020 issue.   For further information please feel free to contact Liana Kobzeva, Editor in Chief, or Sheila Forbes, Managing Editor.

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PROPONENT: Turan University, Almaty – representing THA Chapter Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan has earned the reputation of a country that is undertaking different incentives trying to tackle the challenges of endogenous and exogenous nature, be it global industrial revolution trends and governmental incentive to organize EXPO 2017 or a competition for local talents “Digital Citizenship” organized by businesses and government. Now that the global pandemic reshapes the paradigm of interactions in all functional spheres of economy, it becomes significant to delineate some mile stones that have already been reached and some turning points that we are about to reach in terms of ICT and digital-borne policies both in Kazakhstan, CIS and on a global scale that transform our lifestyles and values. During the panel discussion our speakers will raise the issues of digital frontiers, current challenges and far fetching effects in the system of the triple helix with its spillover in the society as the main consumer of digital incentives brought about by government, business and academia.
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