Accelerators of High-Tech Campuses

Jeff Wallace and Mariianne Crary
10 July 2018 [Video-recording and slides available]
The latest THA webinar Accelerators of High-Tech Campuses was delivered on 10 July 2018, by Jeff Wallace, Keynote Speaker/
International Startup Advisor/President, Global Kinetics/Angel Investor/Batchery/SVIYP, San Francisco Bay Area, and Mariianne Crary, System Entrepreneur Leader, San Francisco Bay Area, discussed the nuts and bolts of the Silicon Valley Startup innovation ecosystem.


Upcoming Webinar – Registration is Open

Smart City Challenges: collaborative approach for defining a problem to implementing a solution

Anastasia Yarygina

26 October 2018, 4pm CEST

Anastasia Yarygina, Open Innovation Business Developer, HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY (SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA), and Project Leader For The Development Of Innovative Ecosystems In Russia.

Anastasia specializes in open innovation strategies, business development and smart city theory. Her mission is to connect new hi-tech ideas with business reality and convert it into tangible outcomes. She is directly involved in collaboration with hi-tech startups, looking for the disruptive solutions in mobility and Smart City areas.

Originally from Moscow, she started her career in 2009 with the development of the innovation ecosystem of Moscow and building a connection and establishing collaboration between university and business. Since 2012 she has lived in South Korea where she realizes her passion to make the world smart and efficient with one of the biggest global automotive players.

Anastasia has an MBA degree and graduated with honors as a Master of Science in Innovation Management. She is the author of several publications and a book about the role of universities in innovation ecosystems.

The objective of the presentation will be to understand the practical side of TH in the context of Smart Cities: how government, business and academy hold each other’s hands to make the vision come true. The main content to be addressed will include:

What is a Smart City? Challenges in defining it
Fundamental factors to defining Smart Cities
Greenfield vs Brownfield
Role of TH in Smart City concept
Greenfield: case study
Brown field: European cities and different government approaches to making it Smart

The target audience would be University members, business players and government officials interested in learning practical information about the smart cities, including case studies.

Key takeaways will be: a) What cities can be named Smart and why?, b) Who drives the Smart City development: government, business or academy?. And c) What are the best case studies to understand the real dynamics behind the Smart City development?


60€ which includes access to the webinar and the annual THA regular individual membership.

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THA members can join the webinar free of charge.


the first twenty registration requests received by 8 October 2018, will be given free access.

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Chairman South East European Research Centre and President of the THA Greek Chapter.
An independent expert, advising organisations, governments and local and regional authorities on innovation, growth and
technological change.
St Mary’s University, London, UK.

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