The Triple Helix and Beyond - A New Era

Welcome to Manchester for the XVI Triple Helix Conference 2018

which will take place at The University of Manchester from 5th – 8th September 2018.

Across the world, states and city regions are facing huge societal, economic, environmental, and political challenges whose solutions require concerted new efforts and innovative partnerships. The 2018 International Triple Helix Conference brings together academia, government, business, and community to share effective practices and to advance the frontiers of knowledge about collaboration for economic progress, social development and sustainability, and the role of cities and regions as enabling spaces for these interactions.

Key Dates

Abstract Submissions Open
November 2017

Abstract Submissions Close
Friday 30th March 2018

Early Bird Deadline
Monday 18th June 2018

Diversity and inclusion

Consistent with the policies of our sponsoring organisations and our aim to extend to and embrace a new era, the XVI International Triple Helix Conference will positively seek to promote equality, diversity and inclusion. Everyone interested in and participating in the Conference should expect to be treated fairly, regardless of gender, disability, ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or nationality. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. As conference organisers, we will promote diversity and inclusion including in keynote and featured speakers and in the composition of the international scientific committee. We encourage paper and panel proposers to positively consider diversity and inclusion in abstracts and presenters proposed to the conference.

Conference themes:

Geographical and sectoral dimensions of the triple helix.

Policy and governance of the triple helix.

The triple helix in transition and emerging economies.

Socially responsible innovation and the quadruple helix.

Micro foundations of the triple helix: New actors, relationships, and business models.








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