Call for Papers, Speakers and Content Contributions

Call for Abstracts for Research Articles, Case Studies, Research-in-Progress, Student Papers
Call for Speakers and Content contributions (panel and round table discussions, keynotes and workshops).

Cape Town is known as the tech startup capital in Africa, and this year it will play host to the XVII International Triple Helix Conference on 9 to 11 September 2019. With breathtaking views and the ocean breeze, it sets the tone for inspiration and collaboration.

The ‘Mother City’, as Cape Town is often referred to, is one of the oldest cities in South Africa and a true metropolis (derived from Greek metros – mother, polis – city). Rich in history, language and culture, it is so aptly named. Cape Town boasts breathtaking views of the two oceans, Pacific and Atlantic, surrounded my beautiful mountains and a wealth of knowledge. It offers its visitors a full immersion in the culture and an opportunity to experience the South African startup ecosystem; one that is leading Industry 4.0 in the country.

The theme for the 2019 conference is “Catalyst for Change” which speaks to the positive effect the Triple Helix model has on socio-economic development. The conference themes for abstract and content submissions are a way in which to connect them with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Agenda 2030, and the African Union Agend 2063. Both Agendas aim to drive development across the world, and more so in Africa, for the continent to become a key contributor to the world economy.

The Call for Abstracts and Call for Content have so far drawn insightful research papers from across the world related to the conference themes below, that will allow delegates to share and gain understanding of how effective the Triple Helix model is for sustainable innovation.

Submissions are welcome and will be open until 5 May 2019.

Themes include:

The Role of the Entrepreneurial University and University-Industry-Government interactions in the XXI Century Economic Development Agendas

Social Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Innovation in Civil Society: The Role of Design Thinking and Citizen Science

Post-Industrial Industrial Policy: Convergence and Fusion of Arts, Creative and Service Industries, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Genetic Technologies

Spatial and Temporal Axes of Innovation: Innovation Spaces, Smart Cities and Knowledge-based Rural Development

Gender and Indigenous Equity and Equality in Science, Technology and Innovation

Other topics related to Triple Helix

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) South Africa is supporting the Conference, and the Director General, Dr Phil Mjwara, will be opening the conference on 9 September 2019. Dr Mjwara has extensive academic, and research and development experience. He is involved in the policy development of the science and technology sector in South Africa.

The Chief Executive Officer of the leading research institution in South Africa, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), will deliver a keynote address on 10 September 2019. Dr Thulani Dlamini has led research and development, and innovation at the CSIR, and provides an African perspective of the implementation of collaborative innovation through the Triple Helix model.

As a tribute to his dedication to the Triple Helix, a special panel session will be held in memorial of Professor Calestous Juma (CJ), a distinguished Professor of the Practice of International Development at Harvard University’s Kennedy School, who was an advocate for Triple Helix linkages involving universities and the agribusiness community sector where science, technology and innovation activities provide a sustainable development pathway for African economies.

This conference is hosted by the SA Innovation Summit: an organisation dedicated to the acceleration of tech entrepreneurs and innovation in South Africa and Africa. The Summit will take place on 11 to 13 September 2019 making it a week long Innovation Festival: 2 conferences in five days.

In addition to the support from the DST, the National Research Foundation, and the Tswane University of Technology DST/NRF SARChI Chair for Innovation Studies are also supporting the conference, with key officials participating in the local Catalyst for Change Committee. The expected outcome of the XVII Triple Helix Conference is to develop a legacy project, one which will lead to the benefit of the African continent.

Early Bird Tickets are currently on sale. Save 20% and purchase your delegate pass before 8 June 2019.

Visit www.triple-helix.co.za to find out more.

*email address protected*
Mobile/WhatsApp: +27827081960



Published by the Triple Helix Association  –  ISSN 2281-4515

Print Friendly, PDF & Email