XVI International Triple Helix Conference 2018

Triple Helix and Beyond – a New Era
5-8 September 2018


Abstract Submission Deadline Extended
We are pleased to announce that the abstract deadline has been extended to
30 March 2018

Early Career Researcher Scholarships

The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research is able to offer up to thirty scholarships to support early career researchers to attend the Triple Helix conference in September. If you are successful in having your paper or poster accepted for Triple Helix 2018, and are either currently registered on a full-time doctoral course, or are within three years of completing your PhD, you will be invited to apply for a scholarship to contribute towards your travel and subsistence expenses. Our funding does not allow us to cover conference registration costs, but you can register at the discounted student/early career rate.

This funding has been made available through the University of Manchesterís Hallsworth Conference Fund. For further information, contact Laura Dawson (*email address protected*).

Carer support

We recognise that child care and other carer responsibilities can constrain conference participation and lead to an underrepresentation of those with such responsibilities. A number of
universities have established support resources to address this. At the University of Manchester, the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) has made available a Carer Support  Fund for Research Related Professional Development. If an individual’s circumstances are such that they need additional support/care to help them present at the Triple Helix  Conference, this Fund can provide additional support for members of the AMBS community on application and review. Presenters coming from outside of the University of Manchester can also apply to the Fund. Many other universities also have carer support and funding available, and presenters are encouraged to investigate what opportunities exist in their home school/institution. If other options for child care at or nearby to the conference venue can be identified, we will highlight these on the conference website.
For further information, contact Laura Dawson
(*email address protected*).


For more information visit http://thc2018.org
or email *email address protected*



We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers for the conference

Iain Buchan
Microsoft Research

Professor Iain Buchan is Director of Healthcare Research for Microsoft Research in Cambridge UK.  His role is to take a ten-year view of how advanced informatics can transform self, clinical and population healthcare.

Before joining Microsoft in October 2017, Iain was Professor in Public Health Informatics and led the Centre for Health Informatics that he founded at the University of Manchester after training in clinical medicine, pharmacology, public health, biostatistics and health informatics.  He raised over £100m of research income in fifteen years at Manchester, was awarded a MRC Centre and was one of the founding directors of the UK Farr Institute for Health Informatics Research.  He also conceived the Connected Health Cities programme, which has become a blueprint for place-based digital health interoperability in the UK.  His civic work includes policy research to reduce inequalities in health and to mobilise health data with deep public involvemet (e.g. Twitter #DataSavesLives).  Iain has also written software for over thirty years (e.g. www.statsdirect.com).

Internationally, he is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and works through global networks towards a future of more globally interoperable, and thus more accurate, modelling with large-scale health data – for discovery science, for actionable analytics in health systems, and for citizen-driven healthcare.


Maryann Feldman,
University of North Carolina, USA

Maryann P Feldman is Heninger Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina, USA.  Her research and teaching interests focus on the areas of innovation, the commercialization of academic research and the factors that promote technological change and economic growth.  From 2014-2017, Dr Feldman has held a joint appointment at the National Science Foundation as the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) Program Director.



Maureen Mc Kelvey
University of Gothenberg, Sweden

Maureen McKelvey is Professor of Industrial Management at the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, School of Business Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.  Her research focuses on the development and use of knowledge at the interplay between innovation management and entrepreneurship with science and engineering.  She has published extensively in journals including Research Policy and Small Business Economics, as well as books with Routledge, Oxford, Cambridge, and Edward Elgar.  She was recipient of the 1994 Schumpeter Prize, given by the International Joseph A Schumpeter Society. She has held many high level positions in expert groups and written reports, for Swedish organizations as well as for the OECD and EU.  In 2017, Professor McKelvey was granted a Distinguished Professor research program, from the Swedish Research Council. (www.handels.gu.se/iie).


International Scientific Committee

Philip Shapira, University of Manchester and Georgia Institute of Technology
Elvia Uyarra, University of Manchester
Sally Randles, Manchester Metropolitan University

Local Organising Committee

Jackie Oldham, University of Manchester

Anne Dornan, Bruntwood
Sally Randles, Manchester Metropolitan University
Natalie Ireland, Museum of Science and Industry
Philip Shapira, University of Manchester
Elvia Uyarra, University of Manchester


THA members can benefit from a special discount (10% for individual and 20% for organizational members). If you are a member, you can ask for your personal discount code by sending an email to Mrs Maria Laura Fornaci, *email address protected*