THA News

New Achievements for Triple Helix Journal

The Triple Helix Journal is raising its profile among the scientific and practitioner community receiving appreciation from different innovation actors!

The Internationl Association of Science Parks (IASP) has signed an agreement with the THA to sponsor the Triple Helix Journal and produce a Special Issue on Science Parks of the Future. For more infomation on sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Ms maria Laura Fornaci, *email address protected*.

The Editorial Board of the Journal is attracting new scholars and we are pleased to welcome Professor Yuzhuo Cai (Tampere University), and Dr Devrim Göktepe-Hultén (Lund University) as new Associated Editors.

If you are interested to publishing in the THJ, the Triple Helix Association will partly refund the APC costs for accepted articles to appear in the Journal, for a selected number of excellent papers by Authors from our THA membership base.

During the submission process of articles on the journal website, when reaching the APC pop up window, authors should first apply for funding from their home institution/university funding programme ( or from Springer publishing programme (

Upon acceptance of articles after peer-reviewing and eventual revision, authors will be able to apply for a partial refund of the remaining costs.

Requests for a refund should be sent to the Managing Editor of the journal, Anne Rocha Perazzo, *email address protected*. The refund will be processed upon presentation of a paid invoice from Springer.

Only THA paid members are eligible for the partial refund from the THA.


THA Welcomes Applications for Future Meetings
(2019 onwards)

Do you want to host a Triple Helix Meeting in your country? THA can offer a wide array of meetings from small workshops to events like the Triple Helix Conference and the Triple Helix Summit.

For more information, please consult our Meetings Portfolio Presentation to choose the event which best fits your agenda and then check Open Call for Proposals to submit your application. Both documents are available at

Our Meetings will offer you the opportunity to stay at the forefront of the TH debate.

For more information or to submit your application, please contact Mrs Maria Laura Fornaci, *email address protected*, THA Executive Director, and Professor Panos Ketikidis, *email address protected*, Chair of the Meetings and Prize and Awards Committee.

Please note that the deadline for receiving 2019 Summit proposals has been postponed to 30 August 2018.


University, Business and Government: Best Practices, Models and Perspectives of Interaction

Moscow, Russia, 1 June 2018

An international expert seminar “University, Business and Government: Best Practices, Models and Perspectives of Interaction” was held in Moscow, Russia on 1 June 2018.

The seminar was organized by the faculty of Economics and the faculty of Management of HSE’s campus in Nizhny Novgorod and RUDN University.

The seminar was attended by eighty-five heads of leading Russian universities (participants of the 5-100 project and main universities), representatives of federal and regional authorities, and business, international, and Russian experts.

Experts discussed the current state and prospects of the development of partnership among universities, business, and the state concerning social and economic development of the regions of the Russian Federation and improving competitiveness of the national economy.

Our THA Member, Riccardo Fini (Phd, Professor, Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Bologna Business School, IT) was invited to open the seminar with a presentation “It’s all about impact: university, business and government’s interactions across the globe”, providing a series or case studies from different countries and distilling a set of lessons learned on Triple Helix interactions.

Deputy Director of the Department of State Policy in Higher Education of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, Elena Kolesnikova, noted an importance of uniting the efforts of universities, business, and government on the tasks of the regions. Determination of the interaction effectiveness indicators is also a very actual task.

Sergey Leshchenko (Deputy Director of the Department for Strategic Development and Innovation of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation) designated, that the innovative development of the regions directly depends on the development of intellectual property management systems for universities and private companies.

A working group of the HSE’s campus in Nizhny Novgorod presented a model for focusing university resources and competencies on regional development tasks. That Model was developed within the contract with The Federal State Autonomous Scientific Institution Center for Sociological Research («Sociocenter»).

Heads of leading Russian universities shared their successful experience and practices in the development of innovative and business activities, as well as interaction with regional authorities.


Feria del Mar Antofagasta

Chile, 2018

The “Fair of the Sea” organized by the “Multicell Project of Social Innovation” of the Catholic University of the North (UCN), has devised a sociocultural event that arises under the “World Bodyboard Championship: Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival 2018”, which wishes to generate a space for dissemination, protection, and development of the coastline; connecting all citizens – in all their ages – to understand and recover the legacy of the original people of the coastal coastline of the “Mare Nostrum”.

“Gathered around the scarce water sources of the coast, their base of subsistence was the fishing and the collection of maritime products, for which they used rafts of the skin of marine wolf. Very simple in their social organization and with the limited means of subsistence offered by their environment, the monkeys survived until the mid-nineteenth century, when the establishment of the nitrate industry in the region ended up completely disrupting their way of life “.

The Fair promotes a multicultural platform for a pleasant time of participation that includes fun and entertainment, participation in sports games, culinary tasting, workshops and reflection talks for visitors of all ages.


This fair has a primary objective, the promotion of the culture of the sea linked to the protection of biodiversity, the tutelage of the “Maritorio” of the City of Antofagasta:

  • Promoting the culture of sea.
  • Promoting the sustainable development of activities in the coastal area.
  • Promoting productive diversification and “special interest tourism”.
  • Showcasing social innovation projects.
  • Encouraging sports and recreation.

For more information: *email address protected*


SENCER Summit Institute

2-5 August 2018
Santa Clara (US)

We call your attention to a four-day institute, held August 2-5 2018 on the campus of Santa Clara University, that will convene academic leaders, faculty, association and government partners, all committed to both improving STEM education and empowering students as knowledge producers and problem-solvers.

It is our hope that Triple Helix community will consider joining over 250 innovators for this dynamic gathering.

The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE) is a nation-wide community of over 6000 faculty and administrators committed to making STEM learning real and relevant for all students by teaching “through” issues of pressing civic and social importance. Since 2001, our community has shared the insight of the Triple Helix regarding the critical responsibility of higher education to work with government and industry to develop informed citizens who can participate and innovate in the “knowledge economy.”

While our mission is primarily focused on undergraduate learning, our faculty and student participants believe in putting their learning to immediate use in creating and sharing new knowledge that advances the well-being of their communities. As a result, many of our participants have forged strong and mutually beneficial relationships with industry and government entities at both local and national, and even the international, level.

Our summer Institute combine presentations of cutting edge programs and strategies in STEM education with important networking, strategic planning, and the co-creation of cross-sector collaborations and partnerships.

Information about the 2018 Institute can be found at

It will be good to achieve a synergy between the Triple Helix and NCSCE communities. We would be delighted to have you join us.

Eliza Reilly, PhD, Executive Director of NCSCE, Research Professor, Department of Technology and Society, Stony Brook University

David Ferguson, PhD, Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Technology and Society, Provost’s Scholar, Stony Brook University