espaitecScience and Technology Park
Tel + 34 964 387 390
Edificio ESPAITEC1, Avda Vicent Sos Baynat, Castellon 12071, SPAIN



Espaitec is the scientific, technological, and business park, of Jaume I University in Castellón, Spain.

Promoted by the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) and the Castellón Businesspeople’s Confederation (CEC), espaitec was set up in 2007 for the purpose of offering a quantitative and recognised contribution to both socio-economic development in the province of Castellón and the diversification of its industrial fabric.

We wish to create a reference environment in Castellón which hosts, supports, encourages and helps innovative business initiatives to grow, and which facilitates active technology transfer in the University.

To go about this, we work in a network with the Spanish Association of Science and Technology Parks (APTE). We are an International Association of Scientific Parks (IASP) member, a European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) member, an Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) collaborator and an important agent in promoting innovation and enterprise in the province of Castellón.

Apart from its new infrastructures located in a single enclave based on knowledge, some of the actions it performs are highlighted below:

  • supporting talent and entrepreneurship
  • accompanying and driving business growth
  • specialised innovation support services
  • connections with the global innovation system
  • offering support and soft landing for internationalization
  • territorial integration

Basically, espaitec is a park which aims to generate wealth, jobs and well-being by creating an economic and business fabric model that goes beyond former models.

Nowadays, it houses more than sixty firms, and it generates more than 750 highly qualified jobs including its own staff members and those of other parties.

Mr Francisco Medall
Chief Executive Officer

Research Centre  Research InstitutionResearch Centre / Research Institution
Tel + 86 053 168 606 121
Keyuan Road 19, Lixia District, Jinan City, Shandong Province 250014, CHINA

The Research Center for Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Shandong Academy of Sciences includes twenty-one employees among whom nine have a doctorate degree in Management Science and Management Engineering, Government Administration, Science of Science and S & T Management, and S and T philosophy. The research mainly refers to three academic disciplines: management, economy, and public administration, focusing on topics on knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The centre has been engaged in three key projects since 2010 when it is founded, developing knowledge in science and technology innovation; regional development and industry economy.

Located in Confucius’ hometown, the Centre also concerns social development, especially social innovation and cultural enterprises. A virtual research group of the Centre has started the exploration in social innovation and Regional development. This has touched many issues: what impacts have been caused by Confucius’ traditional cultural for social innovation?

In Shandong is it important and necessary to support Social Innovation Parks. We believe that some answers can be given by this coming FP7 project, and do favour of a “social innovation park (SIP)” conception and expect its practice in China.




PhD Student
Austrian Institute of Technology

Georg is currently working on his PhD thesis at the Vienna University of Technology in collaboration with the Austrian Institute of Technology, conducting a comparative analysis of university incubators in Europe and the USA. His interest for the topic came through his work at Stanford’s Startup Accelerator StartX in Palo Alto, California. There he was focusing on Mentor Labs, a new StartX initiative that connects the best early-stage entrepreneurs out of Stanford with top mentors from Silicon Valley. Georg currently acts as the Project Manager for the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Program in Austria, and is planning to establish a similar initiative between the USA and Europe. Before StartX, he was teaching at the Entrepreneurship Center of the New York Institute of Technology and supported the establishing of their university incubator. He is an international business consultant, working with the United Nations in the US, Africa, and Europe, and consulting a variety of startups, and projects with a social cause (e.g. shelter for crisis regions, sub-urban farming). Georg initially started his career with Vamed in international project management, dealing with customers and partners in Middle East, Africa, and South-East Asia. For his academic career he was based in Vienna, Austria (where he is originally from), Cambridge, USA, and Perth, Australia. He is a passionate traveler and leads educational tours of American and Canadian groups through Europe in the summer months. He co-authored the book “Beyond Silicon Valley: Examples of successful StartUp Hubs”.

Areas of interests in TH research:
Entrepreneurial university, university-industry relations, technology transfer and spin off creation, entrepreneurship ecosystems

President of the Doctoral Student Association
Northwest Vista College
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Rolando is employed as a member of the Economics faculty at Northwest Vista College, part of the Alamo Colleges system in San Antonio, Texas. He is a third-year PhD student at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW). Rolando’s field of study is Education with a concentration in International Education and Entrepreneurship. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Rolando serves as President of the Doctoral Student Association. His academic background includes a BA in Economics at the University of Illinois – Chicago, an MA in Economics from The University of Texas – San Antonio, and an MBA from the University of the Incarnate Word. Rolando has been accepted to serve as a guest lecturer at The Hague University in the fall of 2014. He has been able to use his work and academic experiences to travel to other countries and make an impact as an educator and to develop into an international service volunteer. In 2011, he was selected to be part of the TEACH group (sponsored by the Bilateral-US Arab Chamber of Commerce) that traveled to Bahrain and Qatar for two weeks in order to raise awareness, understanding, and cooperation between educators in the United States and the Middle East. During 2013, as part of UIW’s Women’s Global Connection volunteer mission, Rolando participated in a two-week immersion and research trip to provide economics and business practice workshops in Chimbote and Lima, Peru. He serves as a Board Member and the Secretary of the San Antonio Business and Economic Society. Other affiliations include active membership in the World Affairs Council, San Antonio, the Free Trade Alliance, and the Comparative and International Education Society. Rolando has written and oral fluency in English and Spanish.

Areas of interests in TH research:
Education and entrepreneurship


City College International Faculty of
the University of Sheffield
East Macedonia and Thrace
Greece (affiliated to the TH Chapter Greece)

Andreas Bartzos lives in the city of Kavala, Greece. In 2006, he finished his undergraduate degree (BSc in Archives and Library Science) at Ionian University, Greece. In 2010, he decided to redirect his professional goals. Since then, he has worked for one of the biggest retailers of Greece, Diamantis Masoutis SA.. At the same time, in 2011 he decided to expand his knowledge and to focus on the business sector, taking the initiative to study for an MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the City College International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, which is located in Thessaloniki-Greece.

Areas of interests in TH research:
Open innovation and social and university entrepreneurship



Research Fellow
University of Pecs

Educational background: economics (MA in 2005, PhD in 2014), Teaching expertise: environmental economics, microeconomics, innovation and economic growth, introduction to economics, spatial economic development

Areas of interests in TH research:
Environmental economics, microeconomics, innovation and economic growth, introduction to economics, spatial economic development

University of Liverpool
Liverpool, UK


Doctoral Candidate
University of Queensland

Liz is currently a doctoral candidate in the CSRM focused on industry-university research linkages and the governance of research integrity. Previously Liz worked in management, policy and research roles in academia and the Queensland State Government. Her work focused on international relations, China, trade, economic development and international education collaborations. Her academic qualifications include a Master of Philosophy (Social Science) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development from the Australian National University (Indigenous Policy), Graduate Diploma Economics from the University of New England, Graduate Certificate Chinese Language and Chinese Economics from Fudan University, and Bachelor of Arts (Chinese) First Class Honours from The University of Queensland. Liz is member of the Australian Anthropological Society, Commonwealth Scholars Alumni, and Golden Key International Honour Society.

Areas of interests in TH research:
Industry-university research linkages, and the governance of research integrity



Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Bachelor of Arts with specialization in Geography and Urban Studies. Professional Certificate in Emergency Management. Master of Arts in Critical Human Geography.

Areas of interests in TH research:
Geography and urban studies


Research Associate and Marie Curie Fellow
South East European Research Center (SEERC)
Greece (affiliated to the TH Chapter Greece)

Fotis Gonidis holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and a Professional Doctorate in Engineering in Information and Communication Technology from Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. He obtained experience working in the Electronics (Philips, NXP Semiconductors) and Automotive Industry (DAF Trucks) in the Netherlands. Currently, he is a Research Associate and Marie Curie Fellow at South East European Research Center (SEERC), participating in the Marie Curie Initial Training Network ‘RELATE’, and studying for a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Sheffield.
Areas of interests in TH research:
Cloud computing, model-driven engineering, ontologies and semantic web technologies

University of Debrecen
Centre for Environmental Management and Policy

I obtained my MSc degree as a Geographer specialized in spatial/regional development, urban development, and landscape management in 2001. I have been working at the University of Debrecen Centre for Environmental Management and Policy as a researcher for more than twelve years, and have been participating as a researcher and expert in research and co-operation projects in the field of greening regional development programmes, developing a masters programme on sustainability, governance and ecosystem management, development of regional climate confidence index, sustainable integral management approaches, deploying added value of water in regional development, and particulary university collaboration in regional development spaces. During my work I have had a special focus on efficient stakeholder involvement and management as well as partnerships of university, economic actors and government bodies. My recent research involves studying the role of higher education in regional development focusing on the North Great Plain Region of Hungary.

Areas of interests in TH research:
Higher education in regional development


Independent Contractor
Chicago, IL, USA

Self Employed, IT Finance Consultant, increasingly interested in participating in global sustainability. I found the Triple Helix Association while researching trends, in advance of my new company website launch, which is targeted for Spring 2014. My 15+ years of professional business background have been in Corporate America. Educationally, I have earned an undergraduate degree in Finance from Michigan State University; I earned a masters or graduate degree in Information Systems Management from Loyola University of Chicago. In my spare time, I love to read, listen to music, and enjoy nature. I believe participating in all of these activities has guided me toward seeing the bigger picture of life. And recently, I’ve found that I want to be a part of the solution, as we move from our current separatist consumerism focused global society, toward a more collaborative intentional community based global culture which supports peace and respect for life. I’m grateful for this association and the space this website has created for sharing and collaboration. I look forward to increasing my participation, as it becomes clearer how my talents/skills are best integrated within Triple Helix.

Areas of interests in TH research:
Innovation, solutions, and sustainability


Kazan State Technological University
Head of Department
Logistics and Management
Russia (affiliated to TH Russian Chapter)

Experience: 03/2007 Head of Department of Logistics and Management, Kazan State Technological University. 02/2007 Professor of Department of Economy, Kazan State Technological University. 09/2002 Lecturer of Department of Economy, Kazan State Technological University. 09/2001-08/2002 Senior Instructor of Department of Economy, Kazan State Technological University. 2008-2010 МВА, Higher School of Business, The Academy of Labour and Social Relations (focus – corporate governance). 2006 Conferment of a Doctor of Economics Degree (08.00.05 “Economics and management of national economy – Management of Innovations and investment activity, 05.13.18 – Mathematic modeling, numerical techniques, and program complexes). Thesis topic – Improvement of institutional system of regional innovative development be the example of Tatarstan Republic. 2001 Conferment of a Candidate of Economics Degree (08.00.05 “Economics and management of national economy). Thesis topic – «Economical regularities and regional singularities of the middle class formation be the example of Tatarstan Republic)


Chief Innovation and Project Officer
Espaitec, Science and Technology Park University Jaume

Education background: Physics (1990), and electronics, Electrical and Computer. Faculty Physics, University of Valencia. Postgraduate in General Business Management at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Postgraduate course Organizational Dynamics. Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico). Master in Local Development (Universitat Jaume I of Castellon), 2012. Currently Preparation of PhD (Convoy Models at Science & Technology Parks innovation ecosystem), 2014.

1992-2004 – Accenture. Project Manager on international projects in ICT sectors. 2004-2006 – Grupo IT Deusto Valencia. Project Manager and Account Manager for mobility projects, healthcare and telecommunications in the Valencian Community. 2006- current. Chief Innovation and Project Officer (CIO/ CPO) espaitec (Science and Technology Park of Castellon). Expert in Open Innovation, Technology Scouting and Social Media Expert applied to business
Expert in R&D+i management at Spanish Association of Science and Technology Parks (APTE). Expert at Directorate General of European Commission (DGREGIO). European Network of LivingLabs Council Member. IASP Advisory Council Member
IASP Science and Technology Parks Management Expert (IASP Peer-to-peer Service).

Greece (affilitate of the TH Chapter Greece)

University of Trinidad and Tobago

Professor Abhijit Bhattacharya holds an MSc in Physics and Mathematics from Patrice Lumumba University, Moscow. He has a PhD in economics, and carried out post-doctoral research in Harvard University. He is the recipient of fellowships from Rockefeller Foundation, Japanese Shipbuilding Industry, and others. He taught courses on innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship, at doctoral and post-graduate levels in different universities in various parts of the world. During 2001-2005, Professor Bhattacharya worked as International Chair Professor and Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Natal, South Africa. He set up a Business Incubator in Durban in collaboration with the Department of Economic Development and Japan International Cooperation Agency. In 1995, he used the satellite communication facilities of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and conducted an entrepreneurship programme from the ISRO Headquarters covering nine Indian states. The programme concept was later adopted by a popular TV channel. As a consultant for United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) he assisted some Central Asian countries to create SME development centres. He is currently with The University of Trinidad and Tobago as Professor of Entrepreneurship, and assisting UTT in its transformation to an entrepreneurial university, and drafted various policy documents for such a transformation. Before joining UTT in April,2013, he worked as director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business from November, 2010.

Areas of interests in TH research:
Policy formulation and developing implementation matrix for an entrepreneurial university, Technology commercialization. Academic spinoffs; Business accelerator model development together with university and industry, Innovation management.