2017 15th TRIPLE HELIX International Conference 세계 산학관 협력 총회
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Global Entrepreneurial University Metrics Initiative (GEUM)

The Global Entrepreneurial University Metrics Initiative (GEUM) is a research project that aims to develop a set of metrics to evaluate the entrepreneurial university. In spite the current rankings and metrics that only consider the teaching and research dimension, GEUM incorporates the entrepreneurial activities conduct by universities to promote economic and social development.

The Global Entrepreneurial University Metrics initiative (GEUM) is an international Working Group initiated by the International Triple Helix Institute (ITHI), CWTS Leiden University and Psychology in the Public Interest Program, North Carolina State University, under the umbrella of Triple Helix Association. The initiative began with 7 country teams from Brazil, China, Finland, Austria, Netherlands, Russia and USA.

In this session we have opportunity to discuss the project development in different countries and interact with their researchers if you would like to participate in the project.

USA: Dr Chunyan Zhou, Director of the International Triple Helix Institute, USA

Russia: Dr. Liana Kobzeva, Tomsk State University, Russia

Brazil: Prof. Mariza Almeida, Rio State University, Brazil

Government Role in Triple Helix in Asian countries

Chair of the session: Jarunee Wonglimpiyarat, Tamassat University, Thailand 
In this session we will discuss the development of university-industry-government in different Asian countries and their impact on the economic development.


Jarunee Wonglimpiyarat, Tamassat University, Thailand

Yuzhuo Cai, University of Tampere, Finland

Rahmat Ullah, Institute of Research Promotion, Pakistan

Amir F. Manurung, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan

Trilicious Game for Industry 4.0

Chair of the session: Prof. Mariza Almeida, Rio State University, Brazil

Trilicious is a serious game to create an innovative solution to a complex problem through well-defined university-industry- government interactions. It is a nice activity that connects fun, collaborative thinking and Triple Helix concepts to propose solutions to various problems. In this session we will apply the game to solve difficult problems related to Industry 4.0 based on university-industry-government interactions using the Knowledge, Innovation, Consensus and “AHA” game’ cards.

The game was designed by Luke Hohmann an internationally recognized expert and serious games designer, Founder and CEO of The Innovation Games® Company specifically to Triple Helix IX Conference (2011) when the participants were invited to play for the first time.

Triple Helix Actors, Governance and the Region : Triple Helix actors in the regional development ecosystem: enhanced governance and value co-creation

Chair of the Session : Liana Kobzeva, National Research Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia

We are witnessing an institutional transformation of the triple helix actors due to numerous economic and societal challenges driven by most up-to-date innovation. Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth can be achieved through innovations at global, national, regional and local levels with a greater focus on the regional dimension. We examine how the Triple Helix institutions are adapting themselves to the new challenges and search for the new types of interaction between TH stakeholders at regional level and practical implementation of evidence-driven policy-making decisions on the rise of the 4th industrial revolution - for the engagement of universities and other stakeholders in regional social and economic development; for the mobilisation of clusters, science parks and other regional concentrations of capabilities in economic development projects; and for the establishment of new governance models for sustainable triple helix interactions.

Key Points:
(a) What kind of policy and mechanisms do we need to design in order to encourage and enable triple helix partners for an ongoing and dynamic value co-creation within regions and territories?
(b) What kind of activities and cooperation between triple helix actors through networks and clusters are the most beneficial for the regions in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
(c) What are the projects, policies, programs and initiatives in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution which (1) make financial resources and investments more accessible for the triple helix actors in the region; (2) encourage mobility of professionals and talents, attract and retain them in the region; (3) stimulate university-business cooperation and co-creation including both high-tech, knowledge-intensive, innovation and socially-oriented companies?
(d) How can the university evolution and transformation currently contribute to the regional smart, sustainable and inclusive growth?
(e) Which university roles and functions in regional innovation systems are the most efficient for triggering societal development?
(f) What are the university interactions mechanisms with other stakeholders/actors within the regional dimension to better serve the needs of the regions and territories? How to create, sustain and strengthen them?
(g) How the government support can reinforce and made it possible for the region to become a world innovation hub, attracting and circulating talent and technology, internationally?

Roundtable 1 : Innovation and Design Thinking in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This roundtable discusses how design thinking can be applied to exploit and expand the opportunities generated by new frontiers of technology in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution with the focus on pilot programs and projects aimed at technological and social innovations around the world. Led by Prof. Dongjoo Song (Yeungnam University), key architect of several engineering projects, the roundtable will offer opportunities to explore new ways to imagine and implement innovative ideas for tackling hard problems and improving sociotechincal governance.

Roundtable 2 : Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Future of the University

With the blurring techno-human boundaries and increasing replacement of mental labor by artificial intelligence and robotis, the emerging technologies driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution is posing new challenges to the roles of the university. Organized by KAIST, Asia’s top S&T-centered university, this roundtable invites domestic and international experts to reflect on the nature of these challenges and the efforts of S&T-centered universities to rethink and redesign their traditional dual missions of education and research.

2017 Triple Helix Conference Special Issue Session : Measuring Triple Helix Synergies and Innovations using Scientometric, Technometric, Informetric, Webometric, and Altmetric Data

The Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations is an internationally recognized model for understanding cross-sphere entrepreneurship and the changing dynamics of universities (especially the advent of entrepreneurial universities), innovation and socio-economic development. The contemporary era of knowledge economy demands further enhancement of the Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations within Innovation Systems at various dimensions, such as National Innovation Systems and Sectoral Innovation Systems. Among various actors, universities, industries, and governmental agencies can be considered as the three most crucial ones which are becoming increasingly interconnected in innovative activities, which lead to the formation of the Triple Helix relations. Therefore, the Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations has naturally become the de facto core subsystem of an innovation system. This session provides two presentations discussing one of the questions related themes of the Triple Helix Special Issue provided as follows.

How Triple Helix model can help solve social, economic and even political problems at various levels in case studies?
What kind of indicators should be adopted for measuring Triple Helix synergies?
How to measure Triple Helix synergies in countries/territories’ innovation system?
What are the important concerns in measuring Triple Helix Synergies and Innovations through Scientometric, Technometric, Informetric, Webometric, and Altmetric Data?
How have Open Data been applied to facilitate Triple Helix synergies or innovations?
What are the identified barriers to facilitate Triple Helix synergies or innovations?
What are the ways to strengthen and improve the communicative relationships among entities of Triple Helix to maximize the synergies?
How can information flow of institutions of Triple Helix be measured to assess the effectiveness of collaboration?
What are the ways to measure the effectiveness of data exchange between cross-sector institutions?
How can cross-sector collaboration be measured?
What are the best ways to share ongoing Triple Helix projects and successful cases in a global scale to collectively enhance Triple Helix agenda?

Presenters: Dr. Leo Kim, Brandon Moore (Assistant Vice President IT Architect at Nationstar Mortgage LLC, U.S.)

Topic: Proposing an innovative way to facilitate Triple Helix synergies, Applying industry standard design patterns to open data APIs

Session: Corporate Reputation and Innovation Perception: Are Innovating Companies Gaining Enough Attention They Deserve?

Chair: Jang Hyun Kim (Sungkyunkwan University)
Corporate reputation reflects a company’s actual performance but it also constitutes a significant part of the perception of performance. This session incorporates diverse approaches to corporate reputation in terms of diffusion of innovation theory, corporate social responsibility, symbolic interactions, and dialogic communications. Ultimately, as an important resource of corporation, reputation should be grown so that the corporate endeavor for innovation should be properly acknowledged. This session should be an interesting venue in relation to corporate reputation and innovation efforts.

Session: Online to Offline (O2O) Industry and Innovation

Chair: Daeho Lee (Sungkyunkwan University)

O2O is an emerging industry sector which links traditional offline stores to online shopping. This new trend sparks an old debate of whether industrial restructuring as labeled as ‘industrial 4.0’ is an essential revolution in global economy. This session features articles on analytical approaches to diverse O2O services, comparing different groups of companies in terms of efficiency using meta-frontier analysis, and future prospect of O2O as a form of corporate/industrial/provincial/national/global innovation.

Session: The Real World Examples of Innovation Education

Chair: TBA (DGIST)

DGIST and many Korean research universities and institutions have achieved considerable number of successful cases in terms of innovation education. Using management of technology (MoT) framework, this session introduces Korean, Asian, and global examples of innovation education. This session will be an interesting forum of exchanging experiences of innovation education.

Master class on Triple Helix

Presenters: Prof. Henry Etzkowitz, President Triple Helix Association; Dr Chunyan Zhou, Director of the International Triple Helix Institute.
Topics: Triple Helix general conception; Entrepreneurial university in the Triple Helix; Triple Helix model in regional innovation; Innovation space of the Triple Helix.

Other special sessions in progress: Science Parks and Incubators; University-Industry Partnerships; Knowledge and Technology Transfer; National Innovation Systems and Models; Entrepreneurial Universities - coordinated by Dr Emanuela Todeva .

Triple Helix Working Papers and mentoring system

The session is chaired by Yuzhuo Cai (University of Tampere, Finland) and is open to all THC participants

   In this session we discuss with participants about how Triple Helix Working Papers can be a platform to support researchers to share their early research ideas and consolidate them into rigid studies.

  This sessions goes about the issues as listed in the following key points.

- How to write a good scholarly paper?
- Why publish at the Triple Helix Working Paper
- What kinds of papers can be published at the Triple Helix Working Papers
- What support for authors?
- Who are the mentors?
- Why become mentors?