The Triple Helix 10th International Conference 2012 will be held in Bandung, Indonesia, from 8-10 August 2012, at the elegant Grand Royal Panghegar Hotel. The main theme of the Conference is:
Emerging Triple Helix Models for Developing Countries: from Conceptualisation to Implementation with sub-themes:
- Strengthening National innovation Policies in developing Countries.
- Building Infrastructure.
- Success stories in Enhancing the Relevance of the Triple Helix Model.
Triple Helix Conferences represent high prestige international events that attract enormous attention. This year’s THC will be an integral part and the crowning episode of Hakteknas – Indonesia’s National Technology Awakening Day. Hakteknas is an annual event aimed at celebrating the work of Indonesian scientists on research, science and innovation; with the theme of Innovation for Country’s Empowerment. The Indonesian Government, through the Ministry of Research and Technology (Ristek), will hold Hakteknas for a full week from August 4-10, 2012, where activities such as strategic industries, a technology exhibition, a carnival, a science and technology expo, workshops, and talk shows, will take place. This major event will be held all around Bandung City and the tagline of the event will be: “Bandung, Sea of Science and Technology”. The last day of THC 2012 will form the finale and the pinnacle of Hakteknas, where the President of Republic of Indonesia will come to give a speech at the closing of the Triple Helix X International Conference.
THC X 2012 has attracted enormous interest, and by 10 February 2012, the closing date for abstract submissions, a total 268 abstracts had been received from 38 countries all around the world. The abstracts are being reviewed and notification of acceptance will be sent out soon. Based on this input, it is expected that 150-170 papers will be presented at the Conference. Several prominent speakers who will attend the Triple Helix International Conference X 2012 include:
- Professor Henry Etzkowitz (Stanford University, US)
- Professor Gusti Muhammad Hatta (Indonesian Minister of Research and Technology)
- Profess or Muhammad Nuh (Indonesian Minister of Education and Culture – to be confirmed)
- Rohit Shukla (CEO Larta Institute, US)
- Dr Sehat Sutardja (CEO Marvell Technologies, US)
- Marko Ahtisaari (VP Nokia Corporation, Finland);
- Dr Warsito Purno Taruno (Indonesian tomography expert who established first private R&D institution in Indonesia)
- Professor Johann Löhn (Steinbeis Foundation, Germany).
Keynote representatives of Research and Technology Ministries from ASEAN countries will also be invited to speak and share their policies and experiences on innovation.
As part of the THC X 2012 program, a panel on the Brazilian Innovation System has been arranged. A Brazilian delegation consisting of government, business, and university representatives, will discuss their experiences and best practices of innovation in Brazil from the Triple Helix perspective. Some institutions have expressed an interest in participating in the Conference, and the Organizing Committee has provided an opportunity for “satellite events” comprising a seminar or exhibition, which will be conducted back-to-back with THC. The DAAD Germany representative in Jakarta, for example, has indicated an interest in presenting such a satellite event. The Committee will provide them with space and facilities, and DAAD will organize the meeting. The benefit will be additional participants for plenary sessions. SEA-EU-NET (South East Asia – European Union Network) has also indicated an interest in a satellite event.
The THC Committee has established cooperation with the West Java Government for cultural events during the Conference, including a Welcoming Reception and a Gala Dinner, where the participants will enjoy unique and attractive traditional dance and music.
Pre-Conference excursions will be offered to THC participants consisting of visits to cultural and historical locations around Bandung, as well as favorite tourism destinations such as the Tangkuban Perahu volcano.
The Conference venue, the Grand Royal Panghegar Hotel, is located in the heart of the business district of Bandung. The hotel is conveniently within walking distance from the famous Jalan Braga, one of Bandung’s and the country’s most celebrated dining and entertainment areas. The Grand Royal Panghegar is a superior place for business and leisure, and has superb newly refurbished facilities, including a heated water pool, spa, jogging track, gym, and indoor tennis court. We look forward to welcoming you to the THC X 2012 in Bandung.
Eko Agus Prasetio
Local Organizing Committee
Triple Helix International Conference