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International Triple Helix Institute (ITHI)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum 2019

The Triple Helix and Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurial university, financing/tax policy, start-ups and industrial clusters in regional innovation and development

8-10 June 2019

Join the ITHI on 8-10 June 2019 to:

  • Learn the Triple Helix theory and its practice in innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Connect to the Valley and meet people from a variety of countries and fields
  • Visit and understand the heart of world tech innovation – Silicon Valley

The Triple Helix and Silicon Valley Forum (THSV) will be held at Stanford Campus on 7-9 June 2019, presenting various innovation initiatives in Silicon Valley from a Triple Helix perspective, with Stanford University, Silicon Valley, and the Triple Helix as three foci:

F1: The Triple Helix Theory and Practice – the Silicon Valley’s secret
F2: Silicon Valley’s Future – an innovative region’s evolution
F3: Stanford Open Innovation System – continuously creating new organizations

In addition, participants will explore Silicon Valley with the Forum organizers. Site visits may include:

  • Stanford University campus/research centers and its Science Park/StartX
  • Apple New Headquarters and Google main campus
  • Selected Incubators/Accelerators.

As a participant you will:

Fully engage with the Forum activities, not as a passive listener, but as an active participant who will shape the overall outcome of the Forum. You will listen to keynote addresses and individual presentations. and participate in panel discussions with top academic, business and policy-making leaders involved in university-industry collaboration, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, and regional innovation organizers. We invite you to prepare a brief presentation(not obligated) and we will make suggestions and comments for your further development and publication, in a Forum Proceedings that will synthesize all the Forum experiences. If you wish publication, your paper should be submitted by 10 August.

Join a community of like-minded individuals with similar goals and the belief that the Triple Helix is a key in forming an innovative region.

Expand networks, meet partners and learn from the experience of world leaders from academia, industry and government, sharing real-life examples of how they succeeded in their endeavors.

Explore the possibility to initiate a longer-term research collaboration with the International Triple Helix Institute for paper publication, remote collaborations, and short-term visiting professors.

Stanford University campus.

Hosted by the International Triple Helix Institute (ITHI), 1766 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA;



Registration fees
The cost comprises: all Forum materials; Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner; and site visits. Airfare, airport transfer and Hotel/Inn/Motel are not included.

Regular individual registration US$1000/person.

Early bird group discount before April 1, 2019 US$900 (10% off).



If you are member of the Triple Helix Association, you can take advantage of THA Community Outreach, capacity (+3000 qualified readers worldwide) to promote your latest research, publications, upcoming events, job posts, and any other initiative you might consider of interest for our community.
Submit your news items directly into our TH Post ( or send by email to Ms Maria Laura Fornaci (*email address protected*).
All your news items will be published on our website and distributed via our monthly newsletter.



In the last week of January, the team of the ExPOSE project held several meetings in Rio de Janeiro and Bento Gonçalves to plan and discuss research activities for 2019 and 2020.
The consortium involves the Nord Universitet, Fluminense Federal University, and Federal Institute of Rio Grande do Sul. For 2019, IBRAVIN (Brazilian Wine Institute) and Brazilian start-ups will receive graduate administration students from Norway as interns. On January 24 and 25, and 30 and 31 several meetings and visits were made to companies.
On 28 and 29 January a workshop was organized in Rio to prepare new submissions in response to calls from DIKU and EU agencies with the presence of researchers from the University of Campinas and Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.
Marcelo Amaral




Tools and Opportunities for Digital and Responsible Entrepreneurship


DIGI-GRENT, acronym for “Digital and responsible entrepreneurship”, is a project funded and supported by the European Commission under the Erasmus + programme. As a project partner, the ISTUD Foundation and SEERC (a THA organizational Member) are involved together with the University of Almeria, the Valencian Federation of Metallurgic Enterprises, the Greek International Business Association, the University of Lodz, and the Foundation for Promotion of Entrepreneurship.
The project is aimed at supporting and backing European universities in the fine tuning of training paths targeted at developing key competencies for digital and responsible entrepreneurship, taking advantage of a strict cooperation among the economic actors, the universities, and the civil society (the so-called Quintuple Helix).
DIGI-GRENT foresees a preliminary phase in which the key competencies to be developed will be identified, as well as an operative phase for the planning and delivery of three pilot training events and the setting up of vitual tools and VLE for digital learning.
The pilot trainings will be marked out by the active involvement of all the actors of the Quintuple Helix (students or graduates, academic professors, political actors, environmental and technological associations, investors, managers and members of the civil society) and will last five days each. Traditional training sessions on different topics (eco-friendly digital business models, digital trends and digital security, bridging investors, business angels and digital and responsible startups, pitching strategies for digital and responsible entrepreneurs) and co-creation working phases in small groups will be the distinguishing trait of these events, named TCCP (Transnational Co-Creation Pitchings).
The main outputs of the project will be:

  • A skill taxonomy, pointing out skills and capabilities required for effectively promoting digital and responsible entrepreneurship.
  • A toolkit, developed under the principles of open innovation and aimed at making the final beneficiaries acquainted with the Quintuple Helix approach with the aim to co-create new digital and responsible business ideas.
  • A Virtual Learning Environment, conceived for collecting and sharing case studies, training materials and “new business ideas” which will be co-created during the pilot events.


THA Networking

Are you preparing a short or long term mission abroad? It could be a good opportunity to meet other THA colleagues based in the country of your destination.
Are you looking for experts in a specific thematic field/area of expertise for a collaboration? Do you want to learn more on the THA through the direct voice of any of our member in your country? The improved THA Members Gallery can help you with all of these and more! It will take you just one minute to enter your search key words in our Members Gallery’s search engine to get the info you are looking for and the contact details of the THA member you wish to approach. Try it now at



Thanks to a cooperation agreement with a professional Editor, Ms Micheal Strange, the THA can offer its members, at a very convenient rate, qualified support for acade mics writing in English as a second language, including book chapters, articles, dissertations, fellowship applications, and abstracts.
Learn more about Michael’s experience below and contact her directly to obtain a quote: *email address protected*

Users Comments:

“Your edits are just marvelous. It’s one thing to read through a paper and correct it with regard to grammar, syntax, spelling, etc. But your editing is different. You don’t just read the text but THINK yourself into it.” — C S Assoc. Professor Washington University, St. Louis, writing on construction of Medieval German Epics.

“Your work as an editor is outstanding and goes far beyond the way editors work in general.” — K S Director, Etty Hillesum Research Center, Middelburg, The Netherlands.

“Thanks again for your meticulous editing of my paper. I am always glad to read the vastly improved flow of sentences. You are a great help.” — H K Roosevelt Study Ctr. Middelburg, NL, writing on religion in post WWII Europe.

“I would like to inform you that the article you have helped me with is published in an A-rated journal!” — K L PhD Amsterdam University, writing on slave economy in pre-Civil War U.S.

“Thank you again for your, as always, very valuable advice, remarks and improvements. During my years at Leiden University you have supported me greatly. — H V Leiden University, writing on US politics during Vietnam War.

“Once again, thanks so much for a job so well done. When I read your corrections, I almost always think, “Yes, of course, that is what I meant to say!” — H K Catholic Documentation Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.


Partial list of publications:

  • Reading Etty Hillesum in Context: Writings, Life, and Influences of a Visionary Author. K. Smelik, G. Van Oord & J. Wiersma (eds.). Amsterdam University Press, 2018.
  • American Responses to the Holocaust: Transatlantic Perspectives. Hans Krabbendam & D. Rubin (eds.). Peter Lang Edition, Interamericana Series #12, 2017.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt and the Anti-Nuclear Movement: The Voice of Conscience. Dario Fazzi. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
  • The Introduction of Piano Practice in Iran. Maryam Farshadfar. The Middle East in London V.12 #2, Feb-Mar 2016. P13-14.
  • Strapped for Cash. Non-cash Payments on Louisiana Cotton Plantations. Karin Lurvink. Tijdschrift voor sociale en economische geschiedenis 11 2014. P123-152.
  • Tales of Transit: Narrative Migrant Spaces in Atlantic Perspective, 1850 – 1950. M. Boyden, H. Krabbendam & L. Vandenbussche (eds.). Amsterdam University Press, 2013.




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