Candidates for the THA Board Elections 2019

Before the end of 2019, the THA is going to organize the elections for its Board members (6 to be elected) .

An online voting session will be opened by mid-November 2019 and the THA General Assembly, composed by all the THA paid members, will receive a link via email to access the voting online.

Each THA member is entitled to cast 1 vote .

We will collect online the votes over a time frame of approximately 1 month (up until mid-December).

A final report on the voting session results will be disclosed to all the Candidates and General Assembly at the end of the elections process. All the votes will be recorded and stored online and rendered available, upon request.

To be elected, Candidates should receive the relative majority of the votes casted.

In case of equality the candidate/s with the longest experience as THA member/s will be elected.

You can find below the 10 candidates running for the elections, including their short bio and proposed actions for the two years mandate.

 

CANDIDATES FOR THA BOARD ELECTIONS 2019

 

 

Prof. MARCELO GONCALVES DO AMARAL, Associate Professor, Fluminense Federal University, Institute of Human and Social Sciences, Department of Administration, (Brazil)

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Actions proposed:

Triple Helix needs more academic development to reach a critical mass and be recognized as a global approach to supporting spheres’ actors to create technologies, innovation, and economic development. One relevant aspect is to develop comparatives studies among different countries to map the dissemination, experiences, and the evolution of the topic. A second aspect is the development of more practical tools to support entrepreneurs, managers, and policymakers, like the Amaral’s Model for Innovation Environments Management (AMIEM), useful to managers of techparks and innovation ecosystems/habitats to discuss regional economic development.

 

Dr YUZHUO CAI, Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at the Higher Education Group (HEG), Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University, (Finland)

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Actions proposed:

  • To make mature the Triple Helix scenario game training as a useful tool for practitioners and policy-makers to learn how to use Triple Helix model in improving their engagement in innovation. Only THA members are authorised to use the Triple Helix Scenario training tool.
  • To develop effective information sharing mechanisms regarding funding opportunities, job offers, publications and events etc.
  • To have the Triple Helix Journal included in major index databases, offering THA members Article Publication charge (APC) exemption.
  • To make the THA community a gateway between multiple networks of innovation research and practice, through developing collaborative relations with other associations/networks on innovation studies and innovation policy on a global scale.
  • To fully make use of THA as a multidisciplinary and boundary crossing community to provide members continuous sources of inspirations for creative ideas and innovation.

 

Dr DIMITRI CORPAKIS, Independent expert, advising on innovation, growth and technological change. (Belgium)

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Actions proposed:

  • The Triple Helix Association is an organisation with a strong unfulfilled potential. Born out of a brilliant academic concept, it has not yet delivered its full power to society. The concept itself has become a well-accepted and ubiquitous factor of socio-economic development, especially in the context of Western societies, while gathering increasing traction in developing countries. Yet, most will agree that the Association itself has not yet won the place it deserves in the academic and policymaking circles that influence decision-making. Membership is rather low and diffusion of key messages has difficulties to take-off.
  • Other similar organisations display a healthier performance (e.g. Innovation Excellence, Peter Drucker Forum, World Economic Forum, INGSA etc.). We need to have a thorough review of the THA, its structures, profile, branding, activities, presentation, delivery of services and key messages. We need to review our potential and put forward our key selling points. This will allow the THA to find a new path to a better performance. I think that I could contribute to such an effort.

 

Dr EMANUELE FIORE, Expert of R&D and Innovation Strategy – Science Diplomacy/Policy, Italian National Research Council (CNR) (Italy)

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Actions proposed:

Conscious of the great potential of the triple-helix model created in recent years, my candidacy wants to have as an ambition a broader vision of the Model of THA with the model “Network of Network” to be presented to the European and World clusters on the technology transfer.

 

Dr CHRISTIANE GEBHARDT, Consultant, Member and Strategic Advisor of the Triple Helix Association, and Associated Editor of the Triple Helix Journal (Germany)

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Actions proposed:
Publication Pipeline:
• Develop and Set up Triple Helix Comparative Studies for urban and regional as well as institutional (entrepreneurial Universities) cases and involve young researchers (TH Journal Special Issues).
Management:
• Further chapter acquisition and proposal coaching
• Drive the TH visiting scholar program in the TH world
• Fundraising
Research Fields:
•Technology and Policy Impact Analysis: Impact of digitalization programs and AI on different science and industry fields, research methods and academic knowledge production and teaching.
•Urban / Regional Innovation Studies: Dissemination and operationalization of the entrepreneurial discovery process EDP and smart specialization R3 with a triple helix approach.
•Management Studies: Strategy implementation and organizational development in innovation and entrepreneurship

 

Prof. DENIS GRAY, Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Psychology at North Carolina State University and managing partner of Transdisciplinary Evaluation, LLC (USA)

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Actions proposed:

For the Triple Helix Assocation he would like to see a concerted effort to systematically document and disseminate cooperative research best practices.

 

Prof. PANAYIOTIS KETIKIDIS, Vice-president for Research and Innovation of CITY College and Chairman of SEERC (Greece)

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Actions proposed:

  • Franchise the external grants committee (EGC). This would imply that EGC members could use the THA brand & concepts/tools with an agreed royalty paid to the THA.
  • Pioneer the THA science in the key mega-trends worldwide (focus on the new Horizon Europe Programme + Global megatrends where co-creation & policy making is required – i.e. Belt & Road).
  • Adopt the Regional Studies Association (RSA) approach to franchising the THA Events (with a more specialized thematic focus in cross-disciplinary domains).

 

Dr GYORGY KOVACS, Attorney at law, convener of the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Special Interest Group (Hungary)

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Actions proposed:

  • Increase the membership of the Triple Helix Association through mobilizing my network (g. Fulbright) and inviting prominent scientists, well-acknowledged policymakers and best-in-class businesses to join THA as well as events organized by the association;
  • Promote the visibility of the Triple Helix Association in Europe and America through establishing stronger cooperation ties with other academic and industry associations (e.g. co-organized and co-hosted conferences, workshops, trainings);
  • Positioning the Triple Helix Association in the world as a pool of knowledge addressed to the new frontiers of research dealing with regional innovation systems through creating position papers and building stronger cooperation ties with the European Commission.

 

RABII OUTAMHA, PhD student in Management Science UNIVERSITY HASSAN II (Morocco)

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Actions proposed:

• Lead the PhD Students and Early Careers SIG and be in disposal of the members.
• Promote Triple Helix as a research theme among members’ institutions.
• Contribute to Triple Helix Journal, Spiral and Hélice through the SIG’s activities.
• Help improve in-house joint research projects and co-authoring.
• Contribute to THA’s visibility.

 

Prof. BRANCA TERRA, Coordinator of the The Chapter Brazil 2018 – 2020 of the Triple Helix Association, Helice Book Reviewer,  and researcher on triple helix model (Brazil)

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Actions proposed:

  • New activities ― I intend to organize technical visits to several research parks, firms and universities that develop triple helix model in their organizational framework, in order to observe the best practical initiatives.
  •  New projects ― I intend to develop three new projects in Brazil, linked with the GEUM Project, named: (1) Entrepreneurial University – A Proposal for S, T & I Indicators, where the main objective is to identify, validate and propose S, T & I indicators that define the maturity stage of the entrepreneurial university model in Brazilian universities and (2) Entrepreneurial Universities – A Study of the Universities of the State of Rio de Janeiro participating in the Evaluation of the S&T Ministry; (3) Sports Innovation with the support of the Brazillian Federal Agency; (4) To apply the Triple Helix Model to evaluate the Brazil, Portugal and Israel ecosystem.
  • Networking ― I intend to disseminate the Triple Helix Model in local groups and to make bigger the participation of different areas` persons in the Triple Helix activities.
  • Promotion ― I am organizing the proposal for The Brazilian Chapter of Triple Helix 2020 2022 and I intend to start the activities next semester.
  • Membership recruitment ― I intend to encourage researches, students and entrepreneurs to establish a collaborative relationship with universities, businesses and government, observing the Triple Helix Model.