CfP - XVIII International Triple Helix Conference, 15-17 June 2020, Tampere, Finland

Publish Date: Nov 30, 2019

Deadline: Dec 15, 2019

Event Dates: from Jun 15, 2020 12:00 to Jun 17, 2020 12:00

Call for proposals, XVIII International Triple Helix Conference 2020

Tampere, Finland, 15-17, June 2020

The XVIII Triple Helix Conference 2020 – Future of innovation and innovation for future, will be held in Tampere University, Finland, on 15-17, June. 

Tampere University welcomes you to take part in the conference, which unites scholars, policy makers and practitioners to discuss the future directions of innovation. The 2020 Triple Helix Conference is aimed to evoke both scholarly debates and best practice sharing on how innovation could create a desirable society in the future and how innovation should be understood and approached for achieving such a goal.

The 2020 conference will promote dialogue among stakeholders involved in various aspects of innovation ecosystem for a example with the issues related to knowledge society, social innovation, technology transfer and innovation policy to name a few.  While the Triple Helix will be a lens to examine various innovation practices and the future of innovation, we welcome those, who either challenge the Triple Helix model or promote alternative approaches of innovation studies.

We are inviting you to submit your proposals for individual papers, poster presentations and panel discussions by December, 15 2019.

Tracks of the Conference: 

1. Theoretical foundations and methodological approaches of Triple Helix
2. Concepts and theories to frame the future of innovation
3. Innovation in transnational contexts
4. Innovation for sustainable development goals
5. University reforms for future innovation
6. Governance and public policy in shaping future innovative society
7. Individuals’ role in Triple/Quadruple Helix or future innovation
8. Other topics related to the theme of the Conference

The concept of the Triple Helix of university-industry-government relationships initiated in the 1990s by Etzkowitz and Leydesdorff, analyzes the shift from a predominant industry-government dyad in Industrial Society to triadic relationships among university-industry-government in the Knowledge Society. The Triple Helix thesis is that the potential for innovation and economic development in a Knowledge Society resides in a more prominent role for the university in innovation and entrepreneurship and in the hybridisation of elements of institutional spheres  and actors, generating new institutional and social formats for the production, transfer and utilization of knowledge.

Further information and application guidelines available on 

Early bird tickets will be available on January, 15- April, 15, 2020.

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