Chapter News


The THA Chapter of Greece is preparing the organization of a workshop on responsible research and innovation (RRI) during the XVI Triple Helix Conference (5-8 September 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom).

RRI is an attempt to connect innovators with society, with responsibility towards the innovation design, co-creation and implementation by leveraging: quadruple helix stakeholder engagement, gender equality, open science, open access, ethics, science education and governance).

This workshop comes under the context of the FIT4RRI project (EU funded) in which both the THA and THA Greece are taking part by providing key expertise in relation to the organization of RRI experiments with quadruple helix stakeholders. Initial research from FIT4RRI shows that RRI is powerful and very interesting to researchers, industry, policy makers and society, however, RRI is extremely broad in scope (very generic). Consequently RRI is defined and implemented in many different ways which prohibit proper monitoring and standardisation. As well, some of the key blockers of successful RRI implementation are: lack of legislation, lack of resources and knowledge, social barriers, misaligned incentives, etc.

Professor Panatiotis Ketikidis and Professor Emanuela Todeva will lead this workshop in which quadruple helix stakeholders will be invited to an open debate about the necessary governance settings shift and institutional change management involved by the successful implementation of RRI across all organizational layers.

Kazakhstani Chapter involved in GUESSS

GUESSS, »Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students‘ Survey«, is one of the largest entrepreneurship research projects in the world. The main research focus is students’ entrepreneurial intentions and activities, including the topic of family firm succession.

The Kazakhstani Chapter was involved in GUESSS and contributed with a local study exploring the entrepreneurial spirit and future career intentions of students in Kazakhstan.  Download the report at:

Contribute to the Kazakhstani Chapter research project on Entrepreneurial Universities

The Kazakhstani Chapter, hosted by Turan University, has recently launched an online survey to collect data for its new research project on Entrepreneurial Universities. It is a university project registered at the National Center for Science and Technology Evaluation of Kazakhstan.

The research idea is to compare the development and management of internationalization at universities at macro and micro level. Internationalization is at the heart of the strategic development agenda both at national and institutional levels in most countries of the world with Kazakhstan belonging to this cohort. Trans border activities can be viewed as innovative for the universities in Kazakhstan as never before, where HEIs are pushed to introduce and manage the processes of internationalization with such intensity, which cannot be just replicated or transplanted from other national systems having world renowned research universities with a high profile international dimension.

The survey aims at understanding how prepared the universities in Kazakhstan are for innovation management while incorporating internationalization which encompasses liaison with a wider range of stakeholders and encourages more accountability and autonomy in managerial practices.

Universities from all over the world are invited to take the survey via the link:

The data collected via the online survey will be used to prepare a comparative study and devise a set of practical recommendations for managing internationalization inside HEIs.

The final report will be complete in late autumn 2018. A special open access report for THA members and survey respondents will be prepared and published online at Kazakhstani Chapter website.

Brazilian Chapter launch Research Projects

The Brazilian Chapter, with the financial support of local foundations, has started a series of research projects on the Entrepreneurial University model and its impact:

Entrepreneurial Universities – A Study of Universities in the State of Rio de Janeiro participating in the FORMICT of the MCTIC; ​

Institution Universities in the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
Coordinator Branca Terra

Capturing and Explaining the Business Opportunities for the Creation of Technology-Based Companies -TBCs, like Academic Spin-Off: A Case Study of UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

Institution: Universities in the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
Coordinator: Branca Terra

Project on Creation and Validation of Indicators of Entrepreneurial University in Minas Gerais​:

Institution: UNIRIO and Unifemm
Coordinator: Mariza Costa Almeida and
Adelaide Maria Coelho Baêta

More information at:

Chapter of South Asia

SATHA showcases Entrepreneurial Scientists

SATHA edited a publication to inspire young scientists on how to serve society along with their academic pursuits. The book consists of twenty case studies thoroughly selected after a detailed study of around 300 cases from the WIPO website and other sources. The study findings can help institutions in devising policies/interventions, and take action to foster a culture of academic entrepreneurship. SATHA calls for the collaboration of other chapters and international institutions to expand the study.

Those interested can contact Mr Rahmat Ullah,

Download the book at: