Webinar – Boosting Innovative European Startups through the Triple Helix

26th November 2019 at 18:00 CET

Objective of the webinar

This webinar will analyse pathways & strategies to establish innovative startups within the the EU by handling complexities such as digitalization, responsibility & environmental sustainability, media & creative industries. The ultimate aim of this webinar is to identify policy gaps & recommendations for European startup support strategies & triple helix co-creation that would better facilitate the emergence of innovative startups in the EU. The presentations from the webinar will be complementary (covering both EU joint strategies while also specific case studies & examples of innovative startups & initiatives).

Target audience

Academics and innovation consultants, specialising in innovation systems, knowledge transfer, university-industry collaboration, science parks and incubators, startups, policy makers, investors.


Talk 1  Key competences for responsible digital entrepreneurs – results of a European study
Main contents Introduction to digital entrepreneurship
DIGI-GRENT – the project and the study
Research results on key competences for responsible digital entrepreneurs
Conclusions and recommendations for academia, business and policy makers
Speaker Shot bio
 Bartosz Kalinowski, Faculty of Management / Centre of Excellence in Research “Knowbase”; University of Lodz, Poland
Bartosz is Assistant professor in Department of Operational Processes Improvement / Logistics at Faculty of Management, University of Lodz (Poland) with over 15 years of experience in teaching and research.
Head of Centre of Quality of Research / Centre of Excellence in the Knowledge Economy “Knowbase” at the Faculty of Management aimed at improving and supporting the quality of research and research projects.
Experienced project manager responsible for supervising business and educational projects.
Lecturer in the field of quality management, process management and organizational improvement on MBA programs, postgraduate studies, full and part time studies.
Talk 2


The development of the Hilversum Media Campus – a Triple Helix case in the Dutch media Industry, with a focus on experimenting, knowledge sharing and talent development.
Main contents The presentation will elaborate on the approach, concrete deliverables, lessons learned and key success factors. The case touches upon the following relevant topics:

  • Regional & national innovation systems
  • Triple helix advances, hybrid organizations and multi-stakeholder groups
  • Knowledge and technology transfer
Speaker Short bio
Hans Lodders, Independent program manager and management consultant, former manager of the Hilversum Media Campus, The Netherlands.
Hans is regularly asked as program manager to guide sector-wide innovations, with stakeholders from the Government, Education and the Business community (triple helixes), working together to set up new partnerships and to develop innovative services. He is also involved in several start-ups and is active as non-executive board member for several organisations. Before Hans became an entrepreneur and independent program manager, he worked as a management consultant at Twynstra Gudde in The Netherlands and was involved in the founding of The Bridge. Before that, he worked in various business development positions in the IT sector.
Hans has earned his Masters Degree in Media and Innovation in 2018, with a thesis on the added value of Augmented Reality on 3D data visualisations of brand positions.
For more details, see: https://en.linkedin.com/in/hanslodders

The webinar is free of charge for THA members and for all those registering by 15th November.

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