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CHAPTER OF GREECE

Professor Panayiotis H Ketikidis (President of the THA Chapter of Greece) participated in the ‘Triple Helix: Interactive Relations and Cooperation’ event organized by the Greek International Business Association (SEVE) on the 20 March 2015 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The event was organized in the framework of the TRANSNATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR GUIDANCE OF GRADUATED AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP” (TRIGGER) project (European Territorial Cooperation Programme). The project aims to boost regional competitiveness by fostering improved Triple Helix interactions. To this end, the THA Chapter of Greece was a key player, sharing its related expertise. www.greece-bulgaria.eu/index.php?option=com_eventlist&view=details&id=88:networking-event-of-the-project-trigger&Itemid=15

Professor P H Ketikidis, President, THA Chapter of Greece, and convener of the THA Thematic Research Group on Industry-Academia Interactions, will chair the mini-track on Triple Helix Interactions during the 10th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, to be held at the University of Genoa (Italy) on 17-18 September 2015.

Triple Helix interactions (university, industry, government) are perceived to be key to assisting in the development of today’s fast paced knowledge based society. Developing these interactions with the proper protocols can lead to innovation outburst and increased entrepreneurial capacity, together with enhanced knowledge and technology transfer with the ultimate goal of successful engagement in regional development. However, such interactions involve several shifts, especially in higher education, which has to assume an entrepreneurial role and to incorporate in its mission knowledge commercialization strategies that involve both industry and government.

The track invites related papers originating from academia, industry, and policy. Specific case studies (university-industry collaborations), and best practice examples are particularly encouraged.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
 University-industry-government cooperation strategies to foster proper entrepreneurship ecosystems.
 Fostering proper environments for knowledge and technology transfer.
 Triple Helix interactions as key enablers of entrepreneurial universities – and the entrepreneurial university as key driver of Triple Helix interactions.
 Risk taking while shaping the entrepreneurial university to deliver more market suitable outputs and to enable better start-up ecosystems.

10TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
UNIVERSITY OF GENOA, GENOA, ITALY
17-18 SEPTEMBER 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS, Case Studies, Work in Progress/Posters, PhD Research,
Round Table Proposals, non-academic Contributions and Product Demonstrations
MINI TRACK: TRIPLE HELIX INTERACTIONS AS A TOOL FOR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Mini Track Chair: Professor Panayiotis H Ketikidis, the University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
 Fostering innovation and development through Triple Helix interactions having the entrepreneurial university as central element.

Publication Opportunities

Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The proceedings are published with an ISBN and ISSN.

Papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for revision and publication by the following journals:
 International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development published by Indescience, ISSN online: 1753-0679 ISSN, print: 1753-0660.
 International Journal of Technology Marketing published by Inderscience, ISSN online: 1741-8798, ISSN print: 1741-878X.
 Springer Journal of Technology, Innovation and Education, (JTIE) (New Journal, 1st Vol, Spring 2015).
 Springer Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, (JIE) (Open access) ISSN: 2192-5372.
 Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation, (JEMI) published by Nowy Sącz Business School, Poland, ISSN online 2299-7326, ISSN print: 2299-7075.
 Springer, Triple Helix: A Journal of University-Industry-Government Innovation and Entrepreneurship, THJ, ISSN: 2197-1927 (Online). Triple Helix is a fully sponsored, peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen.
As well as full academic papers, the following submissions are welcomed:
 Work in Progress/Posters: Researchers are invited to submit current projects which are either at the proposals stage or are work in progress.
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 PhD Research: Doctoral candidates are invited to submit papers describing their research.
 Case Study Submissions: Submissions should be written to publishable standards.
 Non-Academic Contributions: Contributions from individuals and organizations working in the field. These contributions can take the form of a presentation or a demonstration.
 Round Table Proposals: Topical subjects proposed for discussion.

For the above contributions the THA will offer publication opportunities and wide dissemination through:

 Hélice, the quarterly Magazine of the THA. It is distributed to scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers, reaching more than 2.500 readers worldwide, including universities, public research organizations, as well as public administrators.
 TH Repository a selected collection of educational resources, publications, cases, guidelines, and tools developed by the THA and its members, embracing all dimensions of the Triple Helix. The TH Repository is at the disposal of THA individual and organizational members, and intends to be a useful source of cutting edge knowledge and practices to facilitate development and implementation of Triple Helix interactions.

The THA offers to mini-track contributors/participants a special discount of 20% on the THA organizational regular membership fee (200€). www.triplehelixassociation.org/membership.
To claim the discount please contact:
*email address protected*

For submission details:
http://academic-conferences.org/ecie/ecie2015/ecie15-abstractsubmission.htm

CHAPTER OF SOUTH ASIA

SATHA JOINTLY ORGANIZES CONFERENCE ON INNOVATION

The South Asia Triple Helix Chapter (SATHA), in collaboration with the University of Punjab Institute of Research Promotion, and the University of Management and Technology, Lahore, held the Fourth Invention to Innovation Summit on 4-5 March 2015 in Lahore, Pakistan. The summit takes place annually under the supervision of SATHA President, Mr Abid H K Shirwani. The objective of the summit is to have industry call on concerning technology challenges and academic responses, in terms of R&D potential in the required technology challenges. The summit proved to be a great networking event for participants from academia, industry, and the public sector. During the Summit there were oral presentations on selected technologies, and the event was a platform to commercialize any technology selected by a respected jury from industry and academia. The organizers, speakers, and panelists played a prominent role in their sessions. One of the most important sessions of the Innovation Summit was the gathering of members from designated offices of academic institutions involved in research and commercialization. The Offices of Research and Commercialization (ORIC) in all universities of the region actively participated and discussed the system bottlenecks in promoting applied research. The ORIC session on policies for supporting applied research in universities was organized by the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, IRP, and Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries. Lahore Chamber, hosted around eighty research directors of universities from all over the Pakistan. The directors of the ORIC held a brain storming session on current policies, and proposed policy improvements to foster applied research in the country.

On the evening of 4 March 2015, Mr Abid H K Shirwani, the President of SATHA, invited all participants of the Summit at an Innovation Dinner. This dinner proved to be a great networking opportunity for the researchers and practitioners. SATHA executive Vice President, Mr Khalil A Arbi, presented the Triple Helix model to the audience, and invited them to become members of the Triple Helix Association, which would improve
networking with the international researcher community. The participants of the dinner liked the philosophy of Triple Helix, and requested further information on ways to become members of THA community.