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Chapter of Greece

Trilicious Innovation Game applied to Kosovo Students

Besart Hajrizi with happy Game players

Besart Hajrizi with happy Game players

On 7 May 2016, Besart Hajrizi, a research associate of the South East European Research Center (SEERC); PhD candidate of the University of Sheffield; and member of the Triple Helix Association (THA) Chapter of Greece, organized an event with students from Kosovo at the University of Mitrovica ‘Isa Boletini’ to familiarize them with the Triple Helix model.

After the presentation, the Trilicious Innovation Game was employed in order to solve three different problems – national, regional and local. The major problem was Business Performance from three different perspectives: (EU) visa liberalization, bureaucratic administration, and interethnic disputes. All teams had wonderful ideas on problem solving by respecting the rules of the game. However, at the end of the game there was only one winning team.

A problem solved!

A problem solved!

Finally, university-industry-government interactions have been regarded as an important tool to help solve many outstanding problems that preoccupy Kosovo. Following this effort, undertaken under the framework of the THA Chapter of Greece, the application of the Trilicious Innovation Game proved to be a significant approach towards educating and engaging people into the field of Triple Helix.



Chapter of South Asia (Pakistan)

Towards Innovative Pakistan:
Essay Writing Competition and Innovation Award

The SATHA Chapter launched the contents for the best papers related to innovation/science and Technology Policies:
S&T Policy papers are invited for following categories:
Policies to promote problem solving research in Higher Education Institutions: Category 01
Policies to enable S&T organizations to solve problems of society/industry: Category 02
Policies to develop capability of industry to utilize local research: Category 03
The best three papers from each category will be invited for presentation during the Annual Invention to Innovation Summit
in each province of Pakistan, and will be awarded with the “Innovation Award for Innovation Policy Research”.
SATHA advocates innovation driven S&T policies integrating stakeholders for better socioeconomic impact.
Find the details in following link:


Chapter of Russia

THA President visits TH Russian Chapter

On 20 May 2016, Henry Etzkowitz, the THA President, visited the official Triple Helix Russian Chapter based at Lomonosov Moscow State University (Innovation department), Moscow, Russia.

During the trip he hosted a speech at the X International Forum ‘From Science to Business’ at Saint Petersburg. This year the main topic of the discussion was: Academia-industry-government: the results of a decade of cooperation. The event held more than twenty round tables and plenary sessions. The experts discussed problems such as the lack of competencies of graduates for professional work, the difficulties of developing innovative entrepreneurship in universities, and other modern challenges.

In Moscow, Henry discussed the main results of the first operational year of the THA Russian Chapter based at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), and talked about future TH events and special sessions such as the proposed Cluster track at the Triple Helix XIV Annual Conference that the Russian Chapter will lead with the Academy of Science.

He also visited the main elements of MSU university innovation ecosystem such as:

  • MSU Business Incubator
  • MSU Science Park (
  • Innovation Studio (

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Henry participated in the final presentation commission of bachelors. Two of most perspective projects were ‘The correlation between the style of management and economic results’, and ‘The role of universities in the development of innovative regional clusters in Russian’, and the students tried to explain the Triple Helix model by quantitative method.

The Russia trip was very intense and productive. We are expecting to see a large delegation from government and universities at the next TH Conference in Heidelberg in September 2016.

GEUM Round Table held in Russia

The Global Entrepreneurial University Metrics Initiative (GEUM) Round Table discussion on Development Standards for the Innovative Entrepreneurial University was held during the Third Annual International Conference on Education and Global Cities: Horizons for Contemporary University held in St Petersburg, Russia on 20 May 2016.

A panel of experts including keynote speaker Professor Henry Etzkowitz, discussed the new role of global, multidisciplinary and entrepreneurial universities in a modern world and finding adequate instruments to measure their effectiveness. Results of the Russian comparative study of thirty-five leading innovative Russian universities were presented as a pilot study.