anprotec_padrao_R_logoANPROTEC – Brazilian Association of Science Park and Business Incubators
SCN Quadra 1 Bloco C Sala 209/211 Ed. Brasilia Trade Center Brasilia, DF 70711902 BRAZIL

ANPROTEC is comprised of private and public members with professionals that actively promote innovative enterprises and technology-based business, by means of innovation habitats and value added services.
Over twenty-five years, Anprotec has disseminated state-of-the-art knowledge on innovative entrepreneurship promotion, creation and nurturing of new ventures, planning and management of innovation ecosystems, and related subjects. The outcomes for the members include publications (magazine, academic journal, books, teaching material, e-news), capacity building (from basic courses to MBA), content and networking venues (annual seminar and workshop, international conferences, regional and thematic meetings, technical missions), good practices models (toolkits, national award, reference centres, consultancy), and assessment systems.

We have expanded constantly for more than two decades of continuous operation, both in number of members and scope of activities, becoming an institutional reference for entrepreneurship and innovation in Brazil.

Todays, Anprotec is the hub of a vibrant globally connected movement, with regional and state networks throughout the country. It comprises of 400 incubators and thirty science and technology parks in operation, involving 6,500 innovative firms. Eighty per cent of the top Brazilian universities have at least one incubator, and many are involved in the establishment of science and technology parks, helping to overcome the so-called academy-industry gap.

FGBFondazione Giacomo Brodolini (FGB)
Typology (Research Centre) Via Solferino 32, 00185 Roma

Fondazione Brodolini is an independent centre of cultural development, as well as a think tank that proposes and evaluates policies at all levels of governance: local, regional, national, European and international.
Understanding the complexity of society means being able to cope with continuous and rapid changes in issues such as: immigration, gender issues, population ageing, job insecurity and development, and social inclusion.

FGB supports institutions in the identification and implementation of concrete and effective action. By linking institutional needs to their network of experts, FGB provides adequate tools using them in various types of activities, among the most important: project development, training, peer reviews, policy evaluation, organization of conferences and seminars.
Our thematic areas of intervention are: growth and development, human capital and the labour market, gender mainstreaming, welfare and social policies.
Manuelita Mancini
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University of Brasilia (UnB)
Sao Paulo
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Full professor of business administration, University of Brasilia (UnB). Coordinator of the Science and Technology Park of the University of Brasilia (PCTec/UnB), Doctoral degree in Finance (University of Sao Paulo – USP), Master degree in Statistics (University of Sao Paulo – USP), Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering (Aeronautics Institute of Technology – ITA).
Areas of interest in TH research Technology and innovation.


Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme
19 Brahms Street
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Juha Miettinen, Chief Technical Advisor and Team Leader of Southern Africa Innovation Support (SAIS) Programme, has over fifteen years of experience in innovation systems development and innovation support, technology transfer, business development, and methods in public-private collaboration regionally, nationally, and internationally, in the Triple Helix context. Before joining SAIS, as a COO in the one of the leading innovation and science park companies in Finland, Hermia Limited, and as in his own daily management work, he has earned wide experience and practical knowledge on Finnish and European innovation systems and methods. He has wide experience in project management and has
been a member of supervisory and steering boards of innovation and development initiatives, programs, and projects throughout his career. Before joining Hermia, he worked for some ten years in financing and the ICT sector. He holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Tampere, Finland, and the University of Oregon, US. He is preparing his PhD work on the topic related to Triple-Helix collaboration mechanisms in Southern Africa.
Areas of interest in TH research:
University-industry partnerships, national innovation systems and models, and collaboration mechanisms in practice.


Kwame Nkrumah University of
Science and Technology (KNUST)
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Samuel Yaw Akomea is a lecturer in Marketing and International Business at the KNUST School of Business of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. He is currently pursuing a PhD Program in International Business at the Aalborg University, Denmark. He is a lawyer by profession and currently heads KNUST’s Center for Business Development, as well as the Kumasi Business Incubator, a collaboration between KNUST, National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) and the Government of Ghana. Samuel shows active interest in industry academia linkages in the University.
Areas of interest in TH research
Business incubators and advocacy.

winnovation consulting gmbh
Traungasse 1/2/27
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Anne Swanson is a Research and Innovation Consultant at winnovation consulting gmbh in Vienna, Austria, where she focuses on the utilization of open innovation techniques. She recently graduated with an Erasmus Mundus Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE). Her degree focused on the managerial aspects of global higher education, which was enriched by studies carried out in Austria, Finland, and China during the programme. Anne chose to specialise in national and regional innovation systems, Triple Helix theory, and the entrepreneurial
transformation of universities during the completion of her Master’s Thesis. She has a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture, qualifications in Industrial Design and a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Learning and Teaching. Prior to embarking on her Master’s degree, Anne was teaching in a Higher Education Institution in Scotland, and she also has consulting and entrepreneurial diversification experience.

Foundation Analysis Center, Research and Technological Innovation
(Fundação Centro de Análise, Pesquisa e
Inovação Tecnológica – FUCAPI)
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Master in Production Engineering; Bachelor in Business Administration.
Areas of interest in TH research:
National innovation systems and models, regional development, and sustainable development.

Castiglione ITALY
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Vaccarino Enrico was born in Turin, Italy. He holds a Bachelor degree: Intercultural Communication 107/110, thesis “Socio economic comparison among different capitalist economic systems”; Master degree: (in progress) sociology/specialized in Socio economics; Activity Thesis research completed in Umea (Sweden) during his Erasmus Program. Attended a Summer School at the University of Hong Kong (managed by the Think Young organization), topic: Entrepreneurial Studies. Since 2008, has been working as a young entrepreneur for a familiar artisan firm in the mechanical field. He is passionate to study the following fields: local economic development, Italian cluster (Becattini); PMI and Italian capitalism (Bagnasco); and Social Capital (Trigilia). He has studied THT during his semester in Sweden, and would like to continue this experience. His aim is to study and work for the development of Turin.

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