We are living in a time of tremendous changes. The Covid-19 has disrupted our way of life and has exacerbated the economic, societal, and environmental challenges we were already facing. That’s why we firmly believe that the co-creation of knowledge and the collaboration mechanisms among different actors embedded in innovation (eco)systems are crucial to build new sustainable paths of development for the wellbeing of our society. The 20th Triple Helix Conference will be held in Florence with the aim to bring together leading scholars, policy makers and practitioners from different fields and sectors to advance the understanding of the dynamics between science, the social sector, industry and governmental institutions under the contemporary challenges.
We are living in a time of tremendous changes.
The Covid-19 has disrupted our way of life and has exacerbated the economic, societal, and environmental challenges we were already facing. That’s why we firmly believe that the co-creation of knowledge and the collaboration mechanisms among different actors embedded in innovation (eco)systems are crucial to build new sustainable paths of development for the wellbeing of our society. The 20th Triple Helix Conference will be held in Florence with the aim to bring together leading scholars, policy makers and practitioners from different fields and sectors to advance the understanding of the dynamics between science, the social sector, industry and governmental institutions under the contemporary challenges.
2022 Conference Chair
Josep Miquel Piqué Huerta
Scientific Committee Members
Marco Bellandi (University of Florence) – 2022 Conference Chair
Josep Miquel Pique Huerta (La Salle Innovation Park- Ramon Llull University) – THA President
Monica Barni (University for Foreigners of Siena, Italy)
Andrea Bonaccorsi (University of Pisa, Italy)
Guido Bortoluzzi (University of Trieste, Italy)
Yuzhuo Cai (Tampere University, Finland)
Mario Calderini (Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy)
Annalisa Caloffi (University of Florence, Italy)
Elisabetta Cerbai (LENS, Italy)
Dimitri Corpakis (Former EU official, Belgium)
Chiara Di Guardo (University of Cagliari, Italy)
Fulvio Esposito (University of Camerino, Italy)
Emanuele Fiore (National Research Council – CNR, THA Executive Committee, Italy)
Christiane Gebhardt (Drees & Sommer, Switzerland)
Marcelo Goncalves do Amaral (Fluminence Federal University, THA Executive Committee Member, Brazil)
Rosa Grimaldi (University of Bologna, Italy)
Donato Iacobucci (Polytechnic university of Marche, Italy)
Lelio Iapadre (University of l’Aquila, Italy)
Caterina Meglio (Materias CEO, Italy)
Emilio Paolucci (Polytechnic university of Turin, Italy)
Andrea Piccaluga (Sant’Anna school of Advanced Studies, Italy)
Marco Pierini (University of Florence, Italy)
Adrian Solomon (SEERC, Greece)
Branca Terra (Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro)
Emanuela Todeva (Past President, Research Centre for Business Clusters, Networks and Economic Development, UK)
Lorenzo Zanni (University of Siena, Italy)
Monica Barni (University for foreigners of Siena)
Marco Bellandi (University of Florence)
Andrea Bonaccorsi (University of Pisa)
Elisabetta Cerbai (LENS)
Andrea Piccaluga (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies)
Marco Pierini (University of Florence)
Lorenzo Zanni (University of Siena)
Local organizing committee – University of Florence
Call for abstract and special sessions
The Triple Helix Association together with the University of Florence (Department of Economics and Management) invite you to the 20th edition of Triple Helix Conference “Governing new and traditional partnerships for innovation and development in the post-pandemic world” which will be held from the 27 to the 29 of June 2022 in Florence.
The Covid-19 pandemic has profoundly affected the social, environmental, and economic system of the 21st century at the global level, further exacerbating the societal challenges faced by society in the pre-pandemic era. Climate change, social exclusion and inequality are just a few of the wicked problems that need to be addressed in the near future. The collaboration mechanisms among the actors embedded in innovation ecosystems are crucial to develop novel solutions and reach well-being and sustainability. Universities, private and Public Research Organisations (PROs) and governmental institutions as well as industrial and social organisations must find new governance arrangements and ways of working together to tackle these unprecedent challenges to boost innovation for a sustainable and just development in the post-pandemic world.
The Conference aims at providing an international and multidisciplinary venue for discussing and advancing our understanding of these relations with outstanding scholars, policy makers and practitioners. The Conference will be held in presence at the University of Florence giving the opportunity to explore the beauties of this city as well as to visit the Tuscany region in the heart of Italy. It will be also possible to participate online as this edition of the conference will be organized as a hybrid event, giving participants the opportunity to present and interact from remote.
We encourage submissions of abstracts from academics, practitioners, and policymakers in the following categories within the 31 January 2022:
Research papers: Theoretical and/or empirical research.
Practical Experiences: Practitioners presenting cases of interactions between research, policy, and operative organizations (with emphasis on successes/challenges, good/bad practices, current and future implications for industry and society).
Posters: Visual summaries of Research papers and Practical experiences.
The contributions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the 2022 Triple helix Conference. The selection criteria include the scientific/practical relevance of the proposed paper/case and the fit with one or more of the below mentioned themes. No review comments will be provided.
Academics, practitioners, and policymakers that are willing to organize a special session within the Conference are kindly invited to submit their proposal within the 31 January 2022. Proposal must be submitted filling the special sessions template and sending by email to AbstractTHC2022@oic.it.
Please click here to download the template.
Click on tracks titles to read the full description.
We welcome contributions that are related, but not limited, to the following themes:
Theories and methods to advance the theoretical understanding of TH approaches and initiatives, included extensions (e.g., quadruple and quintuple helix).
Empirical evidence and theoretical contributions regarding the governance of TH and the design of related multi-level policies in the post-Covid.
Indicators, metrics and novel methods to assess the social, economic and environmental impact of TH models (and their extensions).
Cases and projects addressing complex cross sectoral and TH (and extensions) partnerships, including spanning organizations and functions, which aim at fostering co-creation of knowledge, innovation and sustainability in different local contexts.
Novel approaches and related practices to organize third mission of universities and PROs possibly engaging new disciplines (e.g. the humanities), for the wellbeing of communities in the aftermath of Covid- 19.
Entrepreneurship and innovation courses and programmes in the context of TH approaches to enhance soft and transversal skills within and beyond the framework of the Entrepreneurial university.
Social innovation dynamics and ecological transition in innovation ecosystems to boost urban regeneration and sustainability in cities and regions.
Unpacking the weak/missing links between systems of SMEs and universities/PROs, also in the context of global knowledge networks and industrial value chains. Hindering conditions in the exchange and co-creation of knowledge. Supporting factors of connectivity with research and higher education within and throughout TH.
The complex relationship between universities/PROs and more peripheral regions in both the Global North and South; universities/PROs finding/losing balance between the search for excellence in national and global academic/research networks and the collaboration with regional stakeholders for local development.
The importance of relationships between health science and transnational research, highlighted by the Covid-19 to develop new solutions (e.g., digital medicine) for the well-being of society.
Contributions addressing the problems of intellectual property rights concentration and market power relation affecting the production and diffusion of knowledge of universities/PROs, and the possible role of TH partnerships in the management of infrastructures of public knowledge for innovation.
Theoretical and empirical contributions to unpack which roles can TH (and extensions) play within the Recovery programmes that Governments, across both the Global North and South, are designing and implementing to tackle the effects of Covid-19 under objectives of economic, social and environmental sustainability.
Contributions on innovation mega-trends and cases and practices of digital and green transitions in the aftermath of Covid-19 where TH initiatives (and extensions) give an effective or potential support to new knowledge and responsible innovation (e.g., in smart cities or in urban regeneration programmes).
Contributions on models and strategies of universities to connect global knowledge to local communities, to create international research networks and transnational relations.
It is compulsory to register both for participation on-site in Florence or on-line via streaming.
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Registrations fees – VAT 22% included:
*This category includes bachelor, master and PHD students
Reduced fees for THA members:
THA members will benefit from a 10% discount for individual members and 20% discount for organizational members on their registration fee.
Presenting authors will have the opportunity to participate to the following awards:
Those who intend to participate to the awards are requested to submit a full paper within the 31 May 2022.
Please note that the full paper is not requested for the poster award.
The Triple Helix Association offers several publication opportunities on dedicated journals:
- Triple Helix Journal
- Triple Helix Best Practice Series
Department of Economics and Management (DISEI)
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Florence, one of the most beautiful and visited art cities in the world, is an open-air museum, placed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1982.
In the fifteenth-century Florence, a self-governed, independent city-state with a population of 60.000, became with its writers, painters, architects, and philosophers the cradle of Renaissance culture; Renaissance shifted mankind into the centre of the known cosmos and man became its measure. With such relevant philosophical and scientific inheritance, with its beautiful Mediterranean climate, good and healthy food and great shopping opportunities Florence it is the ideal place to host the 20th Triple Helix Conference in June 2022.
Florence’s museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The most popular and important sites in Florence to visit are: the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi Gallery and the Academia Gallery with the wonderful Michelangelo’s David. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo’s architectural genius. Here you can wander in some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River, cross the Ponte Vecchio and experience the “newest” area of Florence, the Oltrarno. You can also spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence.
Due to Florence’s artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Florence has just been included in the Lonely planet best destinations for 2022.
Following the latest Italian and European laws in terms of COVID-19 pandemic emergency, OIC Srl as Organizing Secretariat developed a detailed COVID-19 Protocol.
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TOP 3 IMPORTANT THINGS to know about COVID-19 and TRIPLE HELIX CONFERENCE in Florence:
In Italy a valid GREEN PASS is mandatory to access the Congress venue and the main means of transport (airplanes and high-speed trains).
Either in Pisa or Florence Airports, it is possible to take a molecular or antigenic test carried out by means of a swab.
This is the link to make a reservation: Aeroporti – Ra.M.I. Rete Ambulatoriale Misericordie.
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