Congress Call for Papers

First Triple Helix Congress on Responsible Innovation and Entrepreneurship

30 September – 1October 2019
Thessaloniki, Greece

Deadline for the call for papers – 13 May 2019


The Triple Helix Association is pleased to announce the 2019 Triple Helix Congress on Responsible Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ETHAC2019) organised in cooperation with the South East European Research Centre during 30 September – 1 October 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The call for papers submission deadline is 13 May 2019.

The mission of ETHAC is to mobilise knowledge and innovation transfer to the global market by enabling international triple helix interactions where academics, innovators, industry, entrepreneurs, investors, governments and policy makers actively engage in innovation co-production and transfer.
ETHAC2019 is targeting EU Funded Projects and Consortia on Responsible Research and Innovation as well as Entrepreneurship.

The congress will feature keynote speakers including:

  • Professor Loet Leydesdorff (Professor Emeritus, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Global Pioneer of the Quadruple Helix Model with more than 44 000 citations)
  • Professor Martin Jones (Trustee, Regional Studies Association and Deputy Vice Chancellor of Staffordshire University, United Kingdom)
  • Dr Dimitri Corpakis (Former senior European Union official at DG Research, Brussels, Belgium)
  • Professor Lenny Koh (Director, Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre and World Leader in environmental sustainability, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)

We will push the frontiers of triple helix interactions in the most pressing worldwide challenges in terms of innovation development processes and its outcomes.

Submissions are encouraged around the main topics of the congress which include:

Regional and national innovation systems

  • Triple, quadruple, quintuple, n-tuple helix advances, hybrid organizations and multi-stakeholder groups
  • Smart specialization and policy making
  • Knowledge and technology transfer
  • Developing innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems
  • University-industry collaboration
  • Science and technological parks

Advances in responsible research and innovation components

  • Responsible innovation, open access, gender equality, science education, civic engagement in research
  • Governance
  • Open science
  • Territorial responsible research and innovation

Fostering sustainable development goals through responsible innovation and entrepreneurship

  • Circular economy and circular business models
  • Lean startups and environmentally sustainable entrepreneurship
  • Smart cities and sustainable development
  • Social innovation and sustainable development
  • Multi-stakeholder partnerships in light of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Entrepreneurship, startups and scale-ups

  • Cross-cultural understanding of innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability
  • Financing innovations and entrepreneurial ventures
  • Entrepreneurship and the knowledge based economy

Disruptive technologies and responsible innovation

  • Blockchain
  • Organisational productivity
  • Industry 4.0
  • Smart and transparent contracts


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