New THA Members

September 2019 – November 2019

We are pleased to welcome and present new THA members joining our Association between September 2019 and November 2019.  You can find the full list of THA members in our Members Gallery, and our Organizational members’ directory
To join the Association, please consult membership page, and complete the online membership form


Organisational Members

International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP)

Malaga 29590

Created in 1984, the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) is a knowledge-based network which brings together existing and developing science and technology parks (STPs), areas of innovation (AOIs) and innovation-based business incubators (BICs), as well as R&D institutions, universities, consultants and experts in economic regional development and technology – and knowledge transfer.  IASP gathers over 355 members in 77 countries, which in turn represent a network of over 115,000 companies, most of them belonging to the innovation and knowledge economy

Jinnah University for Women

5C Nazimabad,
Karachi 74600

Jinnah University for Women established in 1998 under the umbrella of Anjuman-e-Islamia Trust founded by Al-Haj Moulvi Reyazuddin Ahmed (TI).  The University is one of seventeen institutions established by the Trust, but is the most important, as the dream of the founder to establish a separate University for girls came true.
The University supports intellectual and personal growth of students, preparing them to become transformational citizens with sound ethical; culture and religious values.  Jinnah University for Women focuses on priorities in increasing the quality of service delivery, providing practical cum industrial oriented syllabus, promoting total quality management of educational programs, ensuring a valuable campus environment for the faculty and students, increasing value added programs, convergence of technologies, taking the benefits of research and development to the communities in need.
To achieve these goals, the girls are empowered through quality education to take best advantage of their educational opportunities and they are endorsed with critical thoughts, leading them to assume roles in leadership, a sense of responsibility, and service to society.  Inherent in this broad mission are methods of instruction, research, extensive training, and public service that are skillfully designed to educate our students and impart keen ambition and aspiration to serve their own kind.  Basic to every purpose of the University is the investigation of truth and remodeling of excellence.
The University has an educational tree of four Faculties; twenty-eight Departments; BS: four years, Masters: two years, Pharm-D five years.

Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade

Jove Ilica 154

The Faculty of Organizational Sciences at the University of Belgrade is a business and IT management school from Belgrade, Serbia.  For years, the Faculty has been one of the top higher education institutions in the country, and it is well-known in the environment for exceptional cooperation with business and government sector.Areas of organisational competence and expertise in TH research and practice include Triple Helix practice, measuring Triple Helix performance, and the Entrepreneurial University.


Individual Members


Number 95, Panlong District
Liu Yan was granted with the PhD degree in Chinese and Foreign Political Institution by Northeast Normal University, China, in June 2016.  Now the Deputy Head of International Cooperation and Exchange Department of Yunnan Agricultural University, and concurrently Deputy Director of Office of Yunnan Plateau Characteristic Agricultural Industry Research Institute.  Since working in the higher education field in Yunnan, China, for over ten years, I have been engaged in research on higher education and technological international cooperation, and Chinese and foreign political institutions and overseas study policies of China.  I am responsible for administration over international technological cooperation of universities.

Areas of interest in TH research

Innovation international technological cooperation policy

Dr Yan Wang

Tongji University
1239 Siping Road

Doctor of Management, Associate Professor in Higher Education Research Institute of Tongji University.

Areas of interest in TH research

Institutional arrangement and Triple Helix synergy.

Dr Magdalena Ratalewska

University of Lodz
Faculty of Management
Department of Entrepren-eurship and Industrial Policy

Magdalena Ratalewska, PhD, graduated with honors from the Faculty of Management, University of Lodz in 2000 and in 2001began PhD studies in the field of management sciences in the Department of Marketing at the Faculty of Management of the University.  Since the beginning of her academic work, she has been involved in issues associated with how the organisation communicates with its environment and the implementation of new technologies.  She has participated in many national and international research projects related to the implementation of, among others, remote education systems, and she is an expert in this field.  She started work at the University of Lodz in 2008, in the Interdisciplinary Department of New Media and Distance Education, and since 2013 she has worked as a lecturer at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Industrial Policy at the Faculty of Management.  Magdalena Ratalewska, PhD, conducts research related to modern information and communication as well as educational technologies, entrepreneurship and innovation management.  She also specialises in issues connected with the functioning of creative industries.

Areas of interest in TH research

SMEs, Creative Industries, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Creativity, IT, m-commerce, and e-commerce

Dr Jinyuan Ma

Center for Higher Education Research
Southern University of Science and Technology
Dr MA Jinyuan is a Research Associate Professor at the Center for Higher Education Research, Southern University of Science and Technology (CHER/SUSTech).  Her interests are Liberal Arts Education in Science and Engineering universities, societal impact assessment of universities’ international research collaboration, and the role of universities in transnational and regional innovation systems.  She was the Chief of Research Office, International Centre for Higher Education Innovation under the auspices of UNESCO (UNESCO-ICHEI) as a founding member from June 2015 to March 2019.  In 2015, she got her PhD in Higher Education/Comparative and International Education from the Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong (HKU).  Her master’s and bachelor’s degrees were received respectively from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT) in 2007, and School of International Studies, Peking University (SIS/PKU) in 2003.  Before perusing the PhD degree, she worked as a UN regular staff in United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP) from 2007 to 2010, and for the Education Sector of UNESCO Beijing Office from 2003 to 2005.  Moreover, she has working and research experience as an Analyst of Education Section of OECD, Researcher of ActionAid International, Chief Editor of China Education and Research Network, and Reporter of China Education Daily.

Professor Rubén Gómez Sánchez Soto

Profesor Principal de la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería interesado en Innovación y estoy desarrollando el Doctorado en Políticas Públicas y Gestión del Estado en el CAEN (Centro de Altos Estudios Nacionales).

Areas of interest in TH research

Participar en investigaciones sobre innovación y su relación con la Academia e industria

Yulia Shumilova

Tampere University
Master of Sciences in Higher Education Administration, PhD student, Erasmus+ projects administrator and co-organizer of the 2020 Triple Helix Conference in Tampere.

Dr Vlachopoulos Dimitrios

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
I am Greek (from Athens) but I currently live in Amsterdam and I am Senior Researcher at Digital Society School (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences).  I have worked as full-time Faculty at the University of Barcelona, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the University of California at Berkeley, the European University Cyprus and Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.  As far as Distance and Online Education are concerned, I have collaborated with UK Universities (Liverpool, Roehampton and Essex), as well as Walden University, the Open University of Catalonia and the Open University of Cyprus mainly teaching in postgraduate and PhD programs.  I speak fluent Spanish, Catalan, Greek and English, and I have intermediate level in French and Italian.  As far as my education is concerned, I obtained my PhD in Pedagogy from the University of Barcelona (Department of Research Methods and Diagnostics in Education).  I also have five master degrees in a) Teaching and Learning in Digital Environments, b) Educational Assessment and Program Evaluation, c) Southeast European Studies, d) Management of Organizations in the Economy of Knowledge and e) Evaluation and Quality Management in Higher Education.  My research focuses on new and emerging pedagogies, instructional design, digital transformation, teachers’ training and professional development and quality assurance in distance education.  In 2015 I was the winner of the International “David Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning”, which gave me funding and the opportunity to start a research on quality assurance e-learning course design standards among various universities worldwide.  I am a committed lifelong learner and want to use my research to enact positive social change.  For that reason, I am heavily involved with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which are now part of any research project I lead.

Areas of interest in TH research

Networking and research synergies.

Dr Elaine Borin

Rio de Janeiro State University
Rio de Janeiro
TH Chapter Brazil)
Postdoctor in the area of local innovative production systems.

Areas of interest in TH research

Incubators, technology parks, start-ups, and university-business interaction.

Sergio Botelho

Waterford Institute of Technology
WIT West Campus

Carriganore, X91P20H
Sergio Botelho Junior is a PhD researcher at Centre for Enterprise Development and Regional Economy (CEDRE) in Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland) on knowledge spillovers in the context of regional innovation systems and his research comprises different international regions.  Sergio has lectured on innovation and entrepreneurship as well as having worked as a consultant and assistant researcher in different projects on innovation in SMEs and internationalisation.  He has presented his research in international conferences and is actively involved in EU-funded projects.

Areas of interest in TH research

Innovation, knowledge spillover and regional economic development

Ruoqi Cao

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Ruoqi has one years experience working as an assistant in the Education Department, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Russia, and was selected by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) as a Global Volunteer Teacher, also being a teacher at the Asian Studies School, World Economy and International Affairs Faculty in HSE.  She has over three years experience in interviewing and writing in economic journalism, and two years experience in international relations and international marketing & communication. Her main areas of expertise are high education students management, exchange student management, education cooperation, innovation and entrepreneurship, international business.  Apart from education and management, Ruoqi has experience of an international non-governmental not-for-profit organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.  With academic potential, she has publications collected by CNKI, Google Scholar, Globus Caixin, Vista China, and conference journals.  Educational Background: 2012-2016 Bachelor of Arts: Central South University of Forestry and Technology, China; 2015-2016 Visiting study: National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Russia 2016 Winter school credits from University of Tartu, Estonia; 2016-2018 Master in International Business: National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Russia; 2018-2021 PhD study in Education: National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Russia; and 2019 summer school credits: Utrecht University, Netherland summer school experience: Boston College, USA.

Areas of interest in TH research

Entrepreneurial University,Higher education contribution, Regional economic development, policies perspectives, and Economics of Education.

Haktan Sevsay

Independent Consultant
Haktan Sevsay is a founder and CEO at S.M.A.R.T Consultancy (Turkey) specializing in university-industry collaboration, business clusters, and investments in innovative SMEs with high growth potential.  He received his BA degree in Economics, then MA and PhD in Public Finance from Celal Bayar University.  During his academic carrier, he focused on government policies for regional innovation eco-systems, foreign direct investments and business clusters. Before establishing S.M.A.R.T Consultancy, he worked for private sector companies, businessman associations and local governments in various managerial positions.

Areas of interest in TH research

Entrepreneurship, regional development, university-industry cooperation, business clusters, and smart specialization.

João Paulo Oliveira da Silva

(TH Chapter Brazil)
Graduação em Processos Gerenciais (UNOPAR – 2008/2010) MBA em Gestão Estratégica, Inovação e Conhecimento (ESAB – 2011) Mestrando em Gestão, Inovação e Consumo ( UFPE – Desde 05/2019).

Areas of interest in TH research

Universidades Empreendedoras

Bruno Costa Marinho

Management and Technological Innovation Agency.
Rio de Janeiro
TH Chapter Brazil)*
PhD student in Intellectual Property and Innovation at the National Institute of Industrial Property, master and bachelor of law.  Lieutenant Colonel of the Brazilian Army.

Areas of interest in TH research

Innovation in the Defense Sector.

Bernadin Géraud Comlan Ahodode

University of Yaounde II
Bachelor and Master II in Economics sciences with option: Apply Macroeconomics; currently PhD Candidate in Innovation/Knowledge Economy.

Areas of interest in TH research

Innovation, Environmental and International Economy.

Dr György Kovács

Attorney at Law Senior lecturer in law / Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Law-and Political Sciences, Department of Constitutional Law, and European Law Member of the Executive Board / European Network of American Alumni Associations, Hungarian Fulbright Association Member of the Supervisory Board / Hungarian-American Fulbright Foundation.

Areas of interest in TH research

Knowledge and Technology Transfer.



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