We have the pleasure to invite participation in the Workshop “Building the Entrepreneurial University” that the  Triple Helix Research Group, Stanford University, is  organizing on 12-16 November 2012.

After the successful Triple Helix 9 International Conference at Stanford in July 2011, this five-day intensive workshop comes to meet a growing demand for learning about the increasing role of the Entrepreneurial University in national/regional economic development and growth creation.

The event presents the experience of some of the most successful US entrepreneurial universities, including Stanford, MIT, Utah, Arizona State, Berkeley, CalTech, Boston, University of Southern California. We are also discussing various innovation initiatives at the university-industry-government interface, US federal and state policies and mechanisms to support them, the successful trajectory of high-tech companies emerging from university research, and the role of venture capital and business angel investments. Held at Stanford University, the heart of Silicon Valley – the world’s leading innovation and high-tech hub – this is a premium event that will offer its participants a memorable experience.

The workshop is particularly suited for higher education and innovation leaders and policy-makers, university managers, faculty and technology transfer professional staff, academic evaluation and accreditation managers and practitioners, postgraduate students, innovation and higher education consultants, entrepreneurs,venture capitalists, business angels, etc.

The event has a rich and exciting intellectual content, and a stellar line-up of speakers from the top levels of Stanford and other US universities’ leadership, business firms and US federal and California state innovation policy administration (OSTP, NSF, California Governors’ Office for Economic Development, San Francisco City,etc).  Confirmed speakers to date include  (in the order of presentations):

Katharine Ku, Director of the Office of Technology Licensing (OTL), Stanford University

Rebecca Edwards, Manager of International Partnerships, Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Stanford University

Cameron Teitelman, Founder and Senior Managing Director, StartX, Stanford University

Caleb Bell,CEO and Founder of Bell Biosystems Inc.

Krisztina Holly,  Vice Provost for Innovation and Founding Executive Director, USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, University of Southern California

Andre Marquis,  Executive Director, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley

Jack Brittain, Professor of Management, David Eccles School of Business, Vice President Technology Venture Development, University of Utah

Ashley Stevens,Past President of AUTM, Lecturer, School of Management, Boston University, CLP President, Focus IP Group, LLC

Fiona Murray,  David Sarnoff Professor of Management and Technology, Faculty Director, Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan School of Management

Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan,  Senior Vice President,  Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, Arizona State University

Curtis Carlson, President & CEO, SRI International

Wayne Johnson,  Assistant Vice President for Institute Corporate Relations, Caltech

James Spohrer,Innovation Champion and Director, IBM University Programs World-Wide (IBM UP)

Charles (Chuck) House, Chancellor, Cogswell Polytechnical College, Sunnyvale, CA and former Executive Director of MediaX, Stanford University

Dennis Boyle, IDEO Partner

Lawrence Udell,  Executive Director of the California Invention Center and Intellectual Property International, Limited, Co-founder and Managing Director of the Silicon Valley Chapter of Licensing Executives Society (LES).

Larry Hornak,  Industry/University Cooperative Research Centres Program Director, National Science Foundation

Edward Metz, Program Manager of the Education Technology Research Program and theSmall Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), US Department of Education, National Center for Education Research

Doug Henton, CEO, CollaborativeEconomics

Louis Stewart,  Deputy Director, California Governor’s Office for Business and Economic Development, Sacramento

Jay Nath,Chief Innovation Officer for the City of San Francisco

Kayvan Baroumand,  CEO and Founder of Global Tech Venture (GTV)

As a workshop participant you will:

  • Fully engagewith the workshop activities, not as a passive listener, but as an active actor who will shape the workshop overall outcome. You will listen to keynote addresses and individual presentations by top academic, business and policymaking leaders, an overview of the most important US and California State Innovation policies and programs.  You will participate in panel discussions with scientists and corporate managers involved in university-industry collaboration, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and business angels. You will visit Stanford’s interdisciplinary Clark Center and its Bio-X program, the Plug and Play Tech Center – one of Silicon Valley’s most renowned start-up accelerators, as well as the Ecobator, the world’s first platform bringing together innovation economy stakeholders under one roof to stimulate their interaction. You will explore the future of the Entrepreneurial University in a first-time ever foresight exercise using innovative techniques. You will present the experience of your own institution in a group discussion and receive feedback from the guest speakers and fellow participants.
  •  Join a community of like-minded individualswith similar goals and the belief that the Entrepreneurial University has a key role in the education, research and societal engagement of the future.
  •  Expand networks, meet partners, open markets, and learn  from the entrepreneurial experience of world leaders sharing real-life examples of how they have succeeded in their endeavours, and from an active dialogue with and demonstrations of health and educational technologies innovators.
  •  Enjoy a rich social programme- a Welcome Reception, a Gala Dinner, a Cocktail Reception and an off-site trip for winetasting in Napa Valley or sight-seeing in San Francisco.
  •  Explore the possibility to initiate a longer-term research collaborationwith the Triple Helix Research Group at the H-STAR Institute and with faculty and research groups across Stanford University, on the basis of a Visiting Partnership Agreement (see full text of the Agreement at:

The registration fee is $6,500 per person,with a discount of 10% for groups of 5+ peoplefrom the same institution. The cost is all-inclusive and covers six nights on-campus accommodation at Stanford Munger Apartments, meals, all the workshop materials, visits, Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, Networking Reception and off-site trip. A Certificate of Completion of the Stanford H-STAR Triple Helix Workshop will be awarded to each participant.

If your institution wishes to enhance its international visibility, we also offer a broad range of sponsorship opportunities available on our website, recognizing your contribution in various ways. We look forward to welcoming you at our event.

 Marina RangaHenry Etzkowitz and Marina Ranga

Triple Helix Research Group – H-STAR Institute

Stanford University






Dr Tapan Munroe

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Tapan Munroe is an author, speaker, and advisor in economics. His expertise includes innovation economics, energy economics, and regional economics. His current research and writings focus on the economics of innovation and economies of innovation regions such as Silicon Valley and High Tech San Diego.

He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Colorado. He has authored three books relating to Silicon Valley, including “Dot-com to Dot-bomb  – Understanding the Dot-Com Boom, Bust and Resurgence.” 2004, Moraga Press;  Silicon Valley: Ecology of Innovation, 2008, Science Parks Association of Spain (APTE); and “What Makes Silicon Valley Tick?” 2009, Nova Vista Publications; his latest book with coauthors Mary Walshok and Henry Devries is entitled “Closing America’s Job Gap”, January 2011, WBusiness Books



Danilo Piaggesi


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Danilo Piaggesi is Managing Director of Fondazione Rosselli Americas (FRA)and a member of Fondazione Rosselli’s Board. FRA focuses on Knowledge Society, ICT, and innovation for development. He founded and directs FRA’s International Knowledge Economy Program (IKEP). He is founder of the “ICT for Development International School”, ICT4DEVIS, a higher education summer program hosted simultaneously by the University of Insubria in Como, Italy, University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, and other prestigious international Institutions and Universities. ICT4DEVIS will hold its first session in summer 2012.

He is a Physicist, with specialization in geophysics, cum laude, Diploma from the University of Rome (1980), and an Executive International Business Certificate from Georgetown University/John Cabot University in Washington DC and in Rome (1996). Other training includes remote sensing (1981); digital image processing and analysis (1986); technical cooperation project formulation and appraisal (1989); telecommunications management (1995-1996); and ICT, innovation and Knowledge Society for development (2005).

His recent publication “Global Strategy and Practice of E-Governance: Examples from Around the World”was published by IGI Global in 2011. He was lead editor, in collaboration with Kristian Sund (Middlesex University, UK), and Walter Castelnovo (University of Insubria, Italy).





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Guilherme Ary Plonski has a Master and PhD in Production Engineering, Polytechnic School, University of São Paulo (USP). Postdoctoral Fellow (Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar), Center for Science and Technology Policy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA. Full Professor, Business School and Associate Professor, Department of Production Engineering, Polytechnic School, both at UPS. Research Director, UPS Center for Technology Policy and Management,

He was Chief Executive Officer of the State of São Paulo Technological Research Institute, and President of the Brazilian Association of Science Parks and Business  Incubators  (ANPROTEC). Member of the Board of Governors, Technion-Israel Institute of technology.


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