Webinar theme: Universities as (Responsible) Entrepreneurship Ecosystems & Enterprise Hubs

4th March at 6 pm CET

Objective of the webinar

Responsible Innovation is the true path forward towards an inclusive Europe, where a mission-based research would bring the prospected impact into our societies. At the same time, the role of universities as entrepreneurship centres becomes as critical as ever. Therefore, the challenge of combining responsibility and entrepreneurialism is indeed an ambitious endeavour which requires an immediate attention. This webinar will aim at showcasing a successful university-entrepreneurship ecosystem as well as the challenges of embedding Responsible Innovation into this process.

Target audience

Academics (Researchers, managers, administrators and University leaders) consultants and policy makers, working towards developing more Responsible Entrepreneurial Universities.


Speaker’s Info

Presentation 1

Talk title
Student case competition – innovative Triple Helix practice from university
Main contents We will present an innovative approach to the successful cooperation of the Triple Helix actors driven by university. The presented tool is a global students’ case study competition from a Serbian university that gathers university, business, and government. The results provided by the Champions Trophy 2020 methodology confirm that this case study competition is ranked among the top 10 global competitions in the world. This competition is the only one organized by a university from a developing country and the only one that involves government. Also, this approach is scalable for any university or faculty at the global, regional or local level.
Speaker Shot bio
 Milica Jovanović is a teaching assistant at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Department for Management of Technology, Innovation and Development. She is an author and co-author of 4 chapters in international monographs and over 50 scientific papers. Milica is finishing her PhD thesis on the topic “Developing the Model for Measuring the Performance of Technology Management Based on the Triple Helix Model”. Milica’s research focuses on technology and innovation management, performance measurement, Triple Helix concept, university performance, and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Speaker Shot bio
Jovana Rakićević, MSc, is a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, at the Department for Technology, Innovation and Development Management. Jovana is an author and co-author of more than 40 scientific papers and 5 chapters in international monographs. She is currently enrolled at doctoral studies. Jovana is also a mentor of the winning teams in world case study competitions and executive director of Belgrade Business International Case Competition. Jovana’s research interest is in the fields of technology management, performance measurement, and technology entrepreneurship.

Presentation 2

Talk title Multiple stakeholder indicator design increases community engagement and accountability
Main contents The Métricas project brings together researchers from a variety of backgrounds in scientometry, bibliometrics, social and hard sciences with research interests in higher education governance with senior university administrators and members of civil society and the general public in order to find indicators better able to measure and evolve with constantly shifting social and political landscapes. The presentation will first describe the National Indicator Assessment Forum founded in 2018 before describing a public engagement project to form indicators in a small town in Brazil through public consultation. By engaging both demand and supply side in indicator formation, universities can become more responsive to the needs of communities around them.


Speaker Short bio
Justin Axel-Berg is a researcher based at the Faculty of Economics and Administration at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He is the full time researcher on a public policy research project from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), as well as the Global Entrepreneurial University Metrics initiative with theTHA. He holds a Master’s in International Relations from the University of São Paulo (2015), and a bachelor’s in philosophy from the University of Sussex (2010). His research interests are the responsible use and formation of STI indicators, and their roles in mediating relations between universities and the societies that sustain them.

The webinar is free of charge for THA members and for all those registering by 29th February..

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