Positioning Statement

New technological trends have significantly accelerated changes in the economy and society at a pace we have never experienced so far. The convergence of much higher computing speed and power, together with the digitalization of vast amount of data is transforming existing businesses and practices and creating completely new ones.

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.  

This can’t be done in isolation. 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 in Bologna 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. 

Here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of themes to be discussed.

Themes

01

Boosting sustainable development through smart partnerships

02

Building and growing regional innovation ecosystems through industrial specialization and collaborations

03

Circular economy, stakeholders’ engagement and social innovation practices in regional ecosystems

04

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

05

Global and local impacts of entrepreneurial universities

06

Finding a balance between urban and rural sustainable development

submissions

Submissions

You may submit your contributions in the following categories by Thursday, 30th April 2020:

  • Academic papers: Academic research (theoretical and/or empirical)
  • Practical case studies: Cases addressing the interactions between research, policy and practice (with emphasis on successes/challenges, good/bad practices, current and future implications for industry and society). We encourage submissions from academics, practitioners and policy-makers
  • Posters: Visual summaries of academic papers and practical case studies

The contributions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the 2020 Triple Helix Summit. The selection criteria include the scientific/practical relevance of the proposed paper/case and the fit with one or more of the above-mentioned themes. No review comments will be provided.

Papers and case studies will be presented and discussed (20 minutes oral presentation, including Q&A). Posters will be displayed and discussed during a dedicated session.

Papers, cases and posters will be considered for publication in the Triple Helix journal and related outlets. 

Papers, cases and posters should be submitted as extended abstracts (1000 words) and prepared as follows:

Submissions

You may submit your contributions in the following categories by Thursday, 30th April 2020:

  • Academic papers: Academic research (theoretical and/or empirical)
  • Practical case studies: Cases addressing the interactions between research, policy and practice (with emphasis on successes/challenges, good/bad practices, current and future implications for industry and society). We encourage submissions from academics, practitioners and policy-makers
  • Posters: Visual summaries of academic papers and practical case studies

The contributions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the 2020 Triple Helix Summit. The selection criteria include the scientific/practical relevance of the proposed paper/case and the fit with one or more of the above-mentioned themes. No review comments will be provided.

Papers and case studies will be presented and discussed (20 minutes oral presentation, including Q&A). Posters will be displayed and discussed during a dedicated session.

Papers, cases and posters will be considered for publication in the Triple Helix journal and related outlets. 

Papers, cases and posters should be submitted as extended abstracts (1000 words) and prepared as follows:

Academic papers

The extended abstracts for academic papers should include the following:

  • Title
  • Authors (name, last name, affiliation and corresponding author)
  • Themes (minimum 1, maximum 2)
  • Keywords (minimum 3, maximum 5)
  • Number of words
  • Purpose
  • Originality and value
  • Design and methodology
  • Results and findings
  • Limitations and implications
  • References (Harvard style) 

Practical cases

The extended abstracts for practical cases should include the following: 

  • Title
  • Authors (name, last name, affiliation and corresponding author)
  • Owner (name and short profile of the institution where the case has been developed/delivered)
  • Geographical origin (country/region/city)
  • Themes (minimum 1, maximum 2)
  • Keywords (minimum 3, maximum 5)
  • Purpose
  • Originality and value
  • Design and methodology
  • Results and findings 
  • Impact (Who has benefited from this practice? What has changed/improved for them as a result of the adoption of this practice?)
  • Transferability (Is the practice transferable to other contexts or is it dependent and enabled by specific local/framework conditions?)
  • References (Harvard style) 

Posters

The extended abstracts for posters should include the following: 

  • Title
  • Authors (name, last name, affiliation and corresponding author)
  • Category (academic paper, practical case)
  • Themes (minimum 1, maximum 2)
  • Keywords (minimum 3, maximum 5)
  • Number of words
  • Purpose
  • Originality and value
  • Design and methodology
  • Results and findings 
  • Impact and transferability
  • References (Harvard style)

Should you be interested in organizing a symposium or a professional development workshop, or receiving further information, please contact summit2020@triplehelixassociation.org