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XVI Triple Helix Conference 2018

September 5 - November 8

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.

The conference themes will include:

  • Geographical and sectoral dimensions of the triple helix
  • Policy and governance of the triple helix
  • The triple helix in transition and emerging economies
  • Socially responsible innovation ad the quadruple helix
  • Micro foundations of the triple helix: New actors, relationships, and business models

Key note speakers:

Iain Buchan, Microsoft Research, UK

Professor Iain Buchan is Director of Healthcare Research for Microsoft Research in Cambridge UK. His role is to take a ten-year view of how advanced informatics can transform self, clinical and population healthcare. Internationally, he is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and works through global networks towards toward a future of more globally interoperable, and thus more accurate, modelling with large-scale health data – for discovery science, for actionable analytics in health systems, and for citizen-driven healthcare.

Maryann Feldman, University of North Carolina, USA

Maryann P. Feldman is Heninger Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina. Her research and teaching interests focus on the areas of innovation, the commercialization of academic research and the factors that promote technological change and economic growth.

Maureen Mc Kelvey, University of Gothenberg, Sweden

Maureen McKelvey is Professor of Industrial Management at the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, School of Business Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research focuses on the development and use of knowledge at the interplay between innovation management and entrepreneurship with science and engineering. She has published extensively in journals including Research Policy and Small Business Economics, as well as books with Routledge, Oxford, Cambridge, and Edward Elgar.


Abstract submissions:

Abstract submissions are welcome for consideration for TRIPLE HELIX 2018, which will be held in Manchester, on 5 – 8 September 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline: 2 March 2018          

Notification of Review Outcome: 14 May 2018  

Deadline for accepted authors to register to confirm attendance: 11 June 2018

Initial programme Available Online: July 2018


More information about the event, registration and abstract submission can be found here.


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Event Summary


September 5
November 8


Peter House
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