Myung-Hwan Cho, College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Konkuk University, South Korea (*email address protected*)
Marina van Geenhuizen, Faculty of Technology Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands (*email address protected*)

The introduction of the Triple Helix model of university-industry-government interactions to explicate structural developments in knowledge-based economies has led to the emergence of a rich body of theoretical and empirical research discoursing new methods for knowledge creation. Many academics, administrators and entrepreneurs have since endeavored to extend/operationalize the model in various contexts, including in emerging market settings where entrepreneurial universities may be missing. While significant research attention has been given to understanding the role of universities in business incubation, much is left to be explored in relation to the role of enterprises as incubators of universities. Understanding the role of both Industry and Government in this context proves pertinent as the University would depend on a different kind of platform to enable its independent participation in the technological innovation and economic development of the country as it transitions from a catch -up paradigm mode to an innovation-paradigm mode.

The papers in this track are expected to:

  • Introduce new cases or extend research that offers alternative pathways for Business-Led Triple Helix and the university incubation process while taking into consideration development or economic contexts.
  •  Present/highlight initial trends, roots and advocates for business-led university incubation in country-specific settings in line with existing objectives and underlying principles.
  • Focus on specific evolutionary stages in the business-led university incubation process while highlighting alignment of organisational structures and adoption of pioneering management strategies/techniques.
  • Introduce state-of-the-art financing models for structural intervention of industry in the university incubation process that are considered applicable to countries with limited resources and weak infrastructures.
  • Highlight configuration and introduction of innovative programmes and pedagogics as a result of the business-led university incubation process.
  • Highlight critical roles of stakeholders and local community in the business-led university incubation process while noting challenges and lessons learned.
  • Introduce new forms of Government intervention policies and programmes that have proven effective in assisting the role of enterprises as incubators of universities.
  • Identification of trends for engagement of government and corporate sectors through Business-Led Triple Helix interventions for enabling the independent participation of the University in the technological catch-up process.
  • Establishment of possible road maps for utilizing innovative financing through partnership building between government, industry and universities.
  • Utilizing shared knowledge and lessons learned to address existing loopholes in current systems and practices that inhibit the potential entrepreneurial growth and development of the University as an autonomous player for technological catch-up.