Submissions deadline: 15th August 2020

The Triple Helix Association Summit goes virtual

The III International Triple Helix Summit will not be taking place in Bologna as planned and will be a Virtual Congress.

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More information will follow soon.

New technological trends have significantly accelerated changes in the economy and society at a pace we have never experienced so far.

Yet, feeding an ever-increasing population in a healthy and sustainable way, providing the energy needed to propel the daily life of billions of people, generating the resources needed to guarantee equitable growth for everyone are world grand challenges that need to be tackled on a global scale.

We need new models of cooperation where Government, Industry and Academia move cross borders to join forces, steering the opportunities and reducing the hurdles in the right direction for our society at large.

Join us at the 2020 Triple Helix Summit, where global leaders from academia, industry and policy will discuss how to build and grow regional innovative ecosystems to tackle world grand challenges!

Special call for papers

In response to the global Coronavirus pandemic that sweeps the planet, the Triple Helix Association Summit launches herewith a Special Call for Papers (CfP).

This CfP addresses mainly the situation created unexpectedly by the Covid19 pandemic and focuses on the different structural aspects of its societal impact, the ways science, industry and government have been addressing the crisis as well as the multiple ways that the Triple Helix innovation model could be used to address this and future crises.



Boosting sustainable development through smart partnerships


Building and growing regional innovation ecosystems through industrial specialization and collaborations


Responsible Research and Innovation, stakeholders' engagement and social innovation practices in regional ecosystems


Empowering local communities through big data, internet of things and artificial intelligence


Global and local impacts of entrepreneurial universities


Finding a balance between urban and rural sustainable development


Building the cities of the future trough smart infrastructures and sustainable planning


Industry 4.0 and the next manufacturing revolution


Circular Economy, Industrial symbiosis and ecosystem services for the sustainable development of regions, cities and industrial districts


Triple Helix model of innovation addressing societal crises: building resilience in regional innovation ecosystems





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