10th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship – CALL FOR PAPERS, Case Studies, Work in Progress/Posters, PhD Research, Round Table Proposals, non-academic Contributions and Product Demonstrations

Mini Track: Triple Helix Interactions as a tool for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Mini Track Chair: Prof Panayiotis H. Ketikidis, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece


Prof. Ketikidis, President of the THA Chapter of Greece  and convener of the THA Thematic Research Group on Industry-Academia interactions, will chair the mini-track on Triple Helix Interactions during the 10th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which will be held at the University of Genoa (Italy) on 17-18th September 2015.

Triple helix interactions (university, industry, government) are perceived to be key to assisting in the development of today’s fast paced knowledge based society. Developing these interactions with the proper protocols can lead to innovation outburst and increased entrepreneurial capacity, together with enhanced knowledge and technology transfer with the ultimate goal of successful engagement in regional development.

However, such interactions involve several shifts, especially in higher education, which has to assume an entrepreneurial role and to incorporate in its mission knowledge commercialization strategies that involve both industry and government.

This track invites related papers originating from academia, industry and policy. Specific case studies (university-industry collaborations) and best practice examples are highly encouraged.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • University – Industry – Government Cooperation Strategies to foster proper entrepreneurship ecosystems.
  • Fostering proper environments for Knowledge and technology transfer
  • Triple helix interactions as key enablers of entrepreneurial universities – and the entrepreneurial university as key driver of triple helix interactions.
  • Risk taking while shaping the entrepreneurial university to deliver more market suitable outputs and to enable better start-up ecosystems.
  • Fostering innovation and development through triple helix interactions having the entrepreneurial university as central element.


 Publication opportunities

Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The proceedings are published with an ISBN and ISSN.

Papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for revision and publication by the following journals:

  •  International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development published by Inderscience ISSN online: 1753-0679 ISSN print: 1753-0660
  • International Journal of Technology Marketing published by Inderscience ISSN online: 1741-8798 ISSN print: 1741-878X
  • Springer Journal of Technology, Innovation & Education (JTIE) (New Journal, 1st Vol. next Spring 2015.)
  • Springer Journal of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (JIE) (Open access) ISSN: 2192-5372
  • Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation (JEMI) published by Nowy Sącz Business School, Poland ISSN online 2299-7326, ISSN print: 2299-7075

In addition to these,  papers that have been presented at the conference will be also considered for publication in the Triple Helix Association official open access Journal:

  • Spinger, Triple Helix A Journal of University-Industry-Government Innovation and Entrepreneurship ISSN:2197-1927 (Online)
    Triple Helix is a fully sponsored, peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen.

As well as full academic papers, the following submissions are welcomed:

  •  Work in Progress/Posters Researchers are invited to submit current projects which are either at the proposals stage or are work in progress.
  • PhD Research: Doctoral Candidates are invited to submit papers describing their research.
  • Case Study Submissions: Submissions should be written to publishable standards.
  • Non-Academic Contributions: Contributions from individuals and organisations working in the field. These contributions can take the form of a presentation or a demonstration.
  • Round Table Proposals: Topical subjects proposed for discussion.

 For the above contributions the THA will offer publication opportunities and wide dissemination through :

  • Helice, the quarterly magazine of the THA. It is distributed to scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers, reaching more than 2.500 readers worldwide, including universities, public research organizations, as well as public administrators.
  • TH Repository a selected collection of educational resources, publications, cases, guidelines and tools developed by the THA and its members, embracing all the dimensions of Triple Helix. The TH Repository is at disposal of THA individual and organizational members and intends to be a useful source of cutting edge knowledge and practices to facilitate development and implementation of Triple Helix interactions.

 The THA will also offer to mini-track contributors/participants a special discount of 20% on the THA organizational regular membership fee (200€) for the first year https://www.triplehelixassociation.org/membership.

To claim for the discount contact: *email address protected*

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: 25 February 2015
Notification of abstract acceptance: 05 March 2015
Full paper due for review: (see note) 16 April 2015
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes): 25 June 2015
Earlybird registration closes: 9 July 2015
Final paper due (with changes): 23 July 2015
Final author payment date: 13 August 2015


For submission details: http://academic-conferences.org/ecie/ecie2015/ecie15-abstract-submission.htm



About author:

Posted byMaria Laura Fornaci
Email*email address protected*
Date17-18 September 2015
LocationUniversity of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
Name of institution/organization
DeadlineFor the call for contribution: 25th February 2015
Contact personProf Panayiotis H. Ketikidis email: *email address protected*