New THA Members November 2016 – February 2017

We are pleased to welcome and present the new THA members joining our Association between October 2016 and February 2017.

The THA membership constituency is growing constantly and can now rely on an international base of more than 160 individuals and organizations, from five different continents including university, scientific-research institutes, incubators, science parks, private companies and governmental institutions representatives.
We are delighted to see that our Network is attracting not only individuals, but more and more organizations eager to fully exploit the learning, networking, and promotional opportunities that THA offers to its affiliates.

We hope maintain this momentum and see more universities, research centers, innovation intermediaries, companies and governmental institutions joining us as organizational members to sustain our open access policy and to share our efforts
in building, disseminating, and transforming into practical achievements the Triple Helix theories and models.

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Organisational Members


Rue Gachard 88 – Box 3
Brussels 1050 Brussels

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Contact person:  Mrs Helke Carvalho Hernandes, Deputy Director General

EFMD is a global, membership driven organisation, based in Brussels.  As the largest international network association in the field of management development, the EFMD network includes over 860 institutional members and reaches over 25,000 management development professionals from academia, business, public service, and consultancy across 86 countries worldwide.

Individual Members

Ata-ul Munim

McMaster University

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I obtained my BA (Hon) in Economics and Political Science from McMaster University, and my Master of Public Policy (MPP) from University of Saskatchewan, specializing in Innovation Policy.  I am currently pursuing a PhD in comparative public policy from McMaster University.  My research focuses on innovation parks and centers of excellence in Canada, Australia and the UK.

Areas of interest in TH research
Innovation parks, university-industry linkages, networks, commercialization, superclusters, organizational decision making, and comparative innovation policy.

Haoyu Zhao

University of Massachusetts, Boston

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University of Massachusetts Boston, PD. in Public Policy from September 2014 to present.  Northwestern University, MS in Project Management from January 2012 to June 2013.  University of Science and Technology Beijing, BS in Economics from September 2007 to June 2011.

Areas of interest in TH research
Innovation and Bayh-Dole Act.

Dr Tonny Omwansa

University of Nairobi
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Dr Tonny K Omwansa holds a PhD in Information Systems, and is a faculty member at the School of Computing and Informatics, University of Nairobi.  He is the co-author of the book ‘Money, Real Quick: Kenya’s disruptive mobile money innovation’.  Besides teaching, he coordinates the innovation activities at the University of Nairobi, including running a technology accelerator program, managing the annual Nairobi Innovation Week, and designing innovation courses.  He is also the Director of the C4DLab, the innovation and incubation lab of the University of Nairobi.  Dr Omwansa has conducted extensive research and consulting work on ICT, innovation, financial inclusion, mobile transactions and information systems in various countries resulting in numerous products, publications and reports.  His research interests are in the design, adoption and impact of innovative low-cost appropriate technologies in developing countries.


Professor Simone Alencar

UNIRIO – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State
Rio de Janeiro
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Chemical Engineer.  MSc information Science.  Dr Technology of Chemical and Biochemical Processes.

Areas of interest in TH research
Entrepreneurial university.


Professor Tadeusz Truskolaski

University of Bialystok
Wiejska 74A m.25

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Tadeusz Truskolaski, economist, professor at the University of Białystok, and author of over 100 scientific works.  Served as the adviser to the Minister of Regional Development. Within the Government Center of Strategic Studies, he worked on the National Development Strategy and on the Development of Eastern Poland Operational Program.  He was in charge of the Regional Policy Department within Podlasie Voivodeship Marshal’s Office.  Since 2011, He has been a member of the Committee of the Regions in Brussels – the European Union’s Assembly.  In 2006 he ran for the office of the Mayor of Bialystok for the first time.  In December 2014 the Mayor was sworn into his third term of office.

Areas of interest in TH research
Science and technology parks; identification of indicators cooperations.

Ms Anna Karina Lopez-Hernandez


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International researcher in dynamic capabilities and collaboration for innovation in start-up technology base.  The aim of the research is to know which elements are enabling dynamic capabilities for collaboration to develop, sharing knowledge collectively among involved actors for innovation development.  The analysis of integration and creation of new knowledge in partnership with other organizations is based on dynamic capabilities framework.  Degree in International Relations (Foreign Affairs) Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Master International Marketing – Universitat de Girona. Over ten years professional background in international communication skills, technology entrepreneur thinking, Triple Helix in low carbon technologies projects and green business development.  Experience in the private sector in activities related industrial marketing, public relations, environmental consulting, business development, and research field.