Dear readers, members of the Triple Helix Association and their colleagues!

First of all, let me express the hope that everything is fine with your health, and the second wave of COVID-19 did not affect you.

It is important to note that the Triple Helix Association has successfully mastered new communication formats in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and is holding the second online event this year – the III Triple Helix Summit will go virtual. We are confident that the Summit will be held at the same high level as the Triple Helix Conference in Tampere.

The world is still adapting to the effects of the widespread isolation caused by the pandemic, and the search for ways out of the crisis and economic recovery remain the most urgent activity among all triple helix actors – policy makers, academia, entrepreneurs, and NGO’s. The correlation of national decisions with regional initiatives is becoming a key trend in economic and innovative development. For the most part, the TH Summit will be dedicated to this. For more information on topics and their descriptions, read the introduction to the Summit written by Maurizio Sobrero, Chair of the Department of Management from University of Bologna, and Henry Etzkowitz, Founder of the International Triple Helix Institute,.

Recently, it has become more and more difficult to talk about innovative or economic development without reference to a specific territory. On the one hand, research, technology and innovation develop within global processes and markets. On the other hand, they are based on specific organizations and institutions located in specific territories. The situation with the pandemic in many countries has shown that there is strength in the regions, when national governments have transferred sufficiently large powers to the regions to combat the emerging economic and social consequences of the isolation regime. This topic is discussed in the example of Silicon Valley at the President’s Corner.

The role of universities is also starting to be redefined with the long-term shift to distance learning. Universities need to turn their attention to new sources of income, since students may soon cease to be such. Therefore, the topic of the Entrepreneurial University is becoming more relevant than ever. The authors of articles on this topic (Rahmat Ullah and Arrosa Khan, and the European Commission) analyze how the performance and effectiveness indicators, as well as the organizational structure of universities as entrepreneurial, should change. In addition, an important component of the implementation of the entrepreneurial role of universities is the development of entrepreneurial educational programs, which is presented in the analysis of the implementation of the entreTime European Training Program in Entrepreneurship for Educators funded by the European Commission.

The topic of the development of energy-saving and green technologies in various production areas remains relevant. An example of international and institutional cooperation is presented in the article by Danilo Piaggesi, Managing Director of Knowledge for Development, Organization in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations.

In addition, the Triple Helix model is getting deeper and deeper into areas of life such as humanities and arts, especially at the intersection of these areas with natural sciences such as medicine. Interesting thoughts are presented by Professor Piero Formica in his article “Health and Humanities”.

For further information, please contact Liana Kobzeva (Editor in Chief) at *email address protected*, or Sheila Forbes (Managing Editor) at *email address protected*.

We sincerely hope that COVID19, and its consequences, will not affect you and your family.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Liana Kobzeva
(Editor in Chief)
*email address protected*

September 2020



Published by the Triple Helix Association  –  ISSN 2281-4515


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