THA News

New THA membership Fees from February 2017

As agreed by our membership constituency during the THA General Assembly, held in Heidelberg on 26 September 2016 (minutes available at, the Association annual membership fee for student, regular individual and organizational members, will be slightly increased starting from February 2017, as follows

Student                                       from 25€ to 30€

Individual Regular                      from 50€ to 60€

Organizational Regular             from 200€ to 225€

For more information consult our Membership page or contact *email address protected*.

THA welcomes applications TO
host future Meetings

Do you want to host one of the next Triple Helix Meetings in your country?

THA can offer a wide array of meetings from small workshops to large events (TH Conference and TH Summit).

For more information on THA meetings features, please consult our THA Meetings Portfolio presentation in order to choose the event which best fits your agenda and check our Open Call for Proposals to learn how to submit your application. Both documents are available at

For more information, please contact Mrs Maria Laura Fornaci (*email address protected*), THA Executive Director, and Professor Tariq Durrani (*email address protected*), Chair of the Future Meetings Committee.

EFMD Excellence in Practice
(EiP) Award 2017

The EiP Awards have developed into one of the leading global awards that recognise excellence in learning and development partnerships.  In difficult times we need to reinforce the importance of investments in leadership, professional, talent and organisational development.

Come and show us your achievements.

Taking part in this Award helps the client and its provider(s) to develop and reflect on the impact and value of their L&D initiative and the contribution it has made to the client organisation.

“The whole process allowed us to build up trust and commitment with our corporate partner, which form a great foundation for future projects.” (EiP participant 2016).

Next submission deadline: 20 March 2017

Virtual incubation models:
the outcomes of the NETMIB workshop are available


On 31 January 2017, 4-6 pm CET, in Rome at the Link Campus University, the NEWMIB partners ( presented the preliminary results of the project to a group of students and stakeholders both attending on-site and in remote via Web-streaming.


University of Pécs  (Leading Partner)

Fondazione COTEC (Event Hosting Partner)

North Carolina State University, US

Science and Technology Park of Jaume I University ESPAITEC, ES

South East European Research Centre – SEERC, GR

University of Tampere, FI

Professor Riccardo Viale, Fondazione COTEC


Time Presenter Topic/Title
16:00-16:10 Riccardo Viale

Fondazione COTEC

Opening and introduction of the project.
16:10-16:25 Zsolt Bedo, UP The Hungarian practice: lessons learnt from Ohio-US and Victoria-Canada cases. Focus on ideation.



Kari Lohivesi, UTA


“Entrepreneurship education in Tampere, Finland and using Flipped classroom method in Business models course.”
16:40-16:55 Pavlov Gkasis, SEERC Best Practices and hints from Greece
16:55-17:10 Juan A. Bertolin,, Espaitec How Spanish Universities are dealing with Entrepreneurship Education and its Third Mission
17:10-17:25 Elaine Rideout, NCSU Best Practices in US University Entrepreneurship Education
17:25-17:45 Q&A  
17:45 Event closing

Fondazione COTEC

The slides presented are available at:


2017 EFMD Executive Development Conference, Milan, Italy

Technology has changed the way we work and learn.  Companies and executive development providers alike are faced with digital transformation, bringing with it opportunities but also challenges.

The EFMD’s 2017 Executive Development Conference will take place on 18-20 October 2017 at the Politecnico di Milano School of Management (MIP) in partnership with IBM.

Register Now   You will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about emerging technologies and top trends in the industry
  • Discuss the impact of digital transformation on the future of learning in executive education
  • Explore specific examples of technology that can be useful for executive education professional
  • Discuss companies’ expectations towards business schools in preparing executives for digital transformation

Share your knowledge and experience and exchange ideas with over 100 delegates from executive development companies, alternative providers and business schools.