watef World Association for Triple Helix and Future Strategy Studies (WATEF)
4F, 160 Hwarang-ro, Suseong-gu
Daegu, Gyeongsan 706-803
Email: hanpark(at)

WATEF, formerly the Asia Triple Helix Society (ATHS), is a membership-based organisation dedicated to research in three core areas: triple helix relations and more generally, co-evolution in dynamic multi-actor systems (“TH”) webometrics, scientometrics and infometrics and (“WSI”) and futurology and innovation strategy studies (“FS”). WATEF’s activities are aimed at providing a rigorous methodological and conceptual basis for sound policy-making in both developed and developing countries.

Founded in February 2013 in Daegu, South Korea, WATEF organizes events throughout South Korea, including the annual flagship Daegu-Gyeongbuk-Gyeongju International Social Network Conference (DISC), which will be held for the third time in2015. DISC and other events are organized in collaboration with local academic, private sector and public sector partners.

Although based in and primarily active in South Korea, WATEF aims to be a World Association by encouraging learning from and with international scholars and professionals, by contributing to the global creation and sharing of knowledge, and by supporting the ongoing globalization of innovation systems. WATEF welcomes your support, cooperation, help and encouragement.

Av Angamos 0610
Antofagasta 1270709
Email: ericci(at)

The Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN) was founded in 1956. It was the eighth university founded among Chilean universities and the third catholic university to be established in Chile. It is recognized as a traditional, public, regional, and accredited university among the top ten universities in Chile.

UCN is member of the Council of Rector of Chilean Universities (CRUCH) and has been accredited by the Chilean National Commission on Accreditation (CNA). The main campus is located in Antofagasta City, with a second campus in Coquimbo city.

It has 8 Faculties, 4 Schools, 38 undergraduate degree programs and 30 graduate programs, more than 12.000 students, 18 Research Centers, 4 Institutes and a RA. Science and Technology Park. Priority Research Areas include: Mining, Geology, Astronomy, Archeology, Social Sciences, Marine Sciences, Sciences, Water Resources, Energy and Health.

PTE-Simonyi-BandEDC-logo-3d-ENG Simonyi Business and Economic Development Center University of Pecs, Hungary
Vasvári P str 4., Baranya county Pécs
Contact: Zsolt Bedo / zsoltbedo(at)

University of Pécs (UP) is a 22,000 student university in Hungary with ten faculties (disciplines). UP is a public higher education institution that was established first in Hungary. UP’s main disciplinary fields that have been able to achieve a leading position in Hungary and are among the best in the region are medicine, engineering, business and economics. The lead innovation and entrepreneurship capacity building activity within UP is the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), with its Simonyi Business and Economics Development Center (Simonyi BEDC). The FBE is a 3,500 student faculty in the field of business and economics, with a history of forty years, in the area of business finance, marketing, entrepreneurship and management. In regional economics, the FBE has built up an internationally recognized capacity.

The Simonyi BEDC functions as an entrepreneurship center with a focus of sustainability and regional development. It is imbedded in the FBE, has its curriculum, extra curriculum. and off curriculum activities align to that of the FBE but extends its ecosystem beyond the boundaries of the FBE. Simonyi BEDC with its incubation programs that run all year long in three periods (spring, summer, winter) target implementable ideas with business and social entrepreneurship perspectives. and help SMEs with their innovative projects and export expansion. The incubation programs involve business students to allow them to participate in action learning experiences and also to facilitate the matchmaking between SMEs and business graduates to help employment in the region. Simonyi BEDC has been running its Summer Entrepreneurship Consulting Program for ten years with Ohio University and many other participating HEIs, with the support of the Charles Simonyi Foundation.

Simonyi BEDC pursues its mission with a wide range of stakeholders that it considers as members of its entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Logo-Faiasalabad The University of Faisalabad, Pakistan
Address Sargodha Road, Saleem Campus
Faisalabad, Punjab 38800
Contact: Zahida Maqbool / zmaqbool786(at)

The University of Faisalabad was established in the year 2002 under the auspices of Madinah Foundation, a not-for-profit philanthropic organization, in the light of the vision “Industry, Service, Education” of its founder Chairman, Haji Muhammad Saleem (Late).

The founder created this facility for providing quality education in professional areas to meet the educational needs of the people in and around Faisalabad. The University has four Campuses ie.
Saleem Campus and Ayesha Campus for female students, and Amin Campus and Jinnah Campus for male students.

In March 2012, the Higher Education Commission ranked Universities for the first time on the basis of Implementation of Quality Assurance Criteria, Teaching Quality and Research. The University of Faisalabad secured FIRST Position in HEC ranking in its category of “General Universities (Small)” in 2013. HEC categorized TUF in the highest category W4 in March 2013.

Av Gregorio Peces Barba, 1
Leganes, Madrid 28918

Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) was established by an Act of the Spanish Parliament on 5 May 1989, within the framework of the University Reform Act of 1983. From the outset it was intended to be a relatively small, innovative, public university, providing teaching of the highest quality and focused primarily on research. Our first Chancellor was Professor Gregorio Peces- Barba.

The mission of UC3M is to contribute to the improvement of society through teaching of the highest quality and cutting-edge research in line with stringent international guidelines. The University aspires to excellence in all its activities, with the aim of becoming one of the leading universities in Europe.

The university actively encourages the personal development of all those connected to the higher education community. All our activities are guided by the values of merit, ability, efficiency, transparency, fairness, equality and respect for the environment