Call for Partners

malik  management  seeks  partners,  information  on  calls  and opportunities for joint tenders with  TH  members  (universities, research,  governments,  industry).   The  Assignment:   Cities, Metropolis, innovative Regions and Clusters

malik management is a Swiss based SME in the field of management development.  Our  Management  tools,  trainings  and  methods  are well  known  in  the  corporate  world  and  also  in  regional development,  innovation,  research  and  education.   We  consider ourselves  experts  in  the  Management  of  Systems  such  as  Triple Helix and Clusters issues. We have offices in locations worldwide.


In  the  global  competition,  governments  promote  regional innovations systems and try to link technology to spatial concepts like  zones,  cities,  and  to  society.  They  promote  technology (transfer),  attract  industries  and  build  up  excellence  in  research and education to upgrade their economies. Triple Helix members are  specialists  in  either  analyzing  elements  such  as  incubators, universities or S&T policies, or they focus on the interdependences between  university,  government,  industry  and  innovation  with  an eye on the spatial concepts in the political economy. TH analytical studies aim at the provision of political recommendations.

In the malik integrated and holistic approach, we enable consortia and  communities  to  define  a  specific  innovation  model  and  an organizational  and  strategic  road  map  that  takes  into  account  all members  of  the  consortia  in  a  bottom-up  method.   For implementation,  we  provide  a  communication  structure  and  the framework and the training (methods, tools, training, coaching) to manage  the  complexity  of  the  TH  relations  and  to  enable innovation.

If  you  have  ideas  for  joint  tenders,  cases,  or  if  you  have  further questions, do not hesitate to contact me:

*email address protected*

Mit freundlichen Grüssen

Innovation for Economic Development Program Dates: June 17-22, 2013

As  a  member  of  the  Triple  Helix  Association,  you  know  that technological innovation is essential for fostering economic growth, enhancing global competitiveness, and protecting the environment. Harvard  Kennedy  School’s  Innovation  for  Economic Development  Executive  Education  program  provides  a  unique opportunity  to  learn  how  to  harness  the  power  of  emerging technologies  to  promote  prosperity.   The  annual  program convenes high-level leaders from around the world in government, academia,  industry,  and  civil  society,  outlining  strategies  for  the design and implementation of innovation policies, and the measures needed  to  align  technological  trends  with  development  policy objectives.

During  the  course  of  the  week,  participants  are  immersed  in  an interactive  learning  environment  led  by  Faculty  Chair,  Calestous Juma, with topics that include:

  • medical technology,
  • innovation systems,
  • infrastructure,
  • scientific and technological frontiers,
  • industrial clusters,
  • information and communications technologies,
  • and green technologies.

To  learn  more,  and  apply  for  the  2013  program,  please  visit  the Harvard Kennedy School website at:

Triple Helix XI Conference, London, UK, 7- 10 July 2013


The Triple Helix in a context of global change: continuing, mutating or unravelling?

Never has the Triple Helix mission been more timely. Globally the economy  faces  significant  challenges  –  unemployment,  low  or  no growth,  spiralling  healthcare  needs,  rapidly  emerging  digital business  models,  on  stainable  changes  to  the  environment.   The need  for  universities  and  businesses  to  take  action  alongside governments is critical. The 2013 Conference will integrate highly topical contributions from world class academics and researchers with business and policy forums to address the key question:

‘How  can  the  Triple  Helix  approach  build  ‘the  enterprising  state’  in which  universities,  businesses  and  governments  co-  innovate  to  solve global economic challenges?’


Big  Innovation  Centre,  Birkbeck,  University  of  London  and  UCL Advances, UCL University of London,


The  historic  Bloomsbury  at  Birkbeck,  UCL,  and  Senate  House, University of London.


Abstract submission:  November 20 2012 – February 14 2013

Evaluation of abstracts: by March 31 2013

Confirmation of abstract acceptance:  April 10th 2013

Full paper submission:  December 1 2012 – June 1 2013

Registration opens:  January 8 2013


  • Helen Lawrence, *email address protected* (regarding the conference call)
  • Helen Lawton Smith, *email address protected*/Timothy Barnes, *email address protected* (regarding Academic (A) strand)
  • Birgitte Andersen, bandersen@the (regarding Policy/Practitioner (P) strand)

Abstracts should be submitted on-line at


Papers  are  invited  for  eight  themes.  They  may  either  have   an academic  focus,  or  a  practitioner  and/or  policy  focus.   Please indicate  which  strand  you  are  submitting  your  abstract  at submission: Strand A for academic, Strand P for policy/practitioner.

  1. Building the innovative markets, places and networks Topics might include:

Topics might include: Open innovation; Demand; Business models in the digital economy

  1. Building an innovation friendly financial system

Topics might include: New finance models to drive innovation and entrepreneurship; finance for start-ups and SMEs; Crowd funding

  1. Overall performance of the Triple Helix Approach: From efficiency of factors of production to ‘modes of coordination’:

Topics might include: Indicators of productivity and output, innovation ST, RD, Intangibles) spin-offs design, etc); The Triple Helix approach in transformation, including globalisation and societal welfare issues

  1. Universities as interactive partners

Topics might include: From science push policies towards a Triple Helix perspective and the  role of users; Mapping university-business relationships, including university spin-offs, evaluating implications

  1. Building management and leadership skills in high growth firms

Topics might include: Buildin management and leadership skills in high growth firms, including gender aspects; New models of training eg Professors of Practice; Networking

6. Public action to drive private innovation

Topics might include: Intellectual Property policy and management; Public procumerent to drive private innovation; National and EU Innovation policies

7. Place based innovations

Topics might include: Regional Triple Helix spaces; Local innovation sustems and local key  institutions; Building and accelerating regional clusters

8. Building an enterprising state

Topics might include: Innovation and research strategy for growth; Sectoral/ Tehnologikal National innovation systems/Business systems; Equal opportunities for all