Sunday, June 17, 2018

CfP: 1st GLOBELICS Pre-Conference for Young Scholars on Financing of Innovation and Infrastructure for Development

Call for Participation: 1st GLOBELICS Pre-Conference for Young Scholars on Financing of Innovation and Infrastructure for Development 

The YSI Economics of InnovationEconomic Development and Africa Working Groups, in partnership with Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS), Globelics Alumni, are organizing the 1st GLOBELICS Pre-Conference for Young Scholars entitled 'Financing of Innovation and Infrastructure for Development'.

The 1st GLOBELICS Pre-Conference will be taking place on 23 October 2018 in Accra, Ghana, i.e. the day before the main GLOBELICS annual conference, and will be held at the conference venue.

The pre-conference aims at bringing together young researchers and senior experts working on issues of financing, innovation and development and to serve as a forum for exchange of research agendas and networking. The pre-conference also aims at building linkages between academic and public policy perspectives on the topic of financing and development. To facilitate this, we encourage both young academic researchers as well as researchers working in relevant public sector organizations to apply (please refer to eligibility criteria below).

Idea: the topic of financing in innovation and development studies remains somewhat neglected despite its importance. In practical terms, external financing in African countries, as well as other developing countries, has been fraught with contradictions. While such financing, in terms of aid and loans, can be important sources of investment, it is often associated with conditionalities that restrict national policy space to pursue innovation-led growth. Scholarship on innovation has been favouring entrepreneurial dynamics and knowledge-creation while neglecting the role of financing aspects but perhaps nowhere the issue of financing (on both micro- and macro-levels) is so apparent and relevant as in the context of developing African economies. While constraints to finance were an integral component of the so-called 'high development theory,' with Ragnar Nurkse emphasizing the capital needs faced by developing countries,  rarely has this emphasis found its way into the post-WWII external policy advice, which has dominated policies in most of developing countries worldwide. Despite their critique of 'high development theory', Raul Prebisch and Celso Furtado also agreed on the financial constraints and the nature of finance that is accessible to periphery economies as a central feature of underdevelopment. Therefore, reviewing scholarship on financing of innovation and financing of development, and the connection between these two issues, is highly relevant.

Furthermore, in the last decades, an overwhelming consensus emerged on the relevance of urban infrastructure for development – including for transportation, communication, sanitation, and housing.  On one hand, there are many gaps in the debates on how to finance infrastructure in general; on the other hand, the role of the urban land-infrastructure-finance-innovation nexus is still incipient in the academic and policy debate. A number of development strategies based on technopolis, tech parks, cyber cities, smarts cities, airport cities, knowledge cities, and so on, have sparked debate throughout the developing world – including Accra's Airport City and Cyber City projects, Ecuador's Ciudad del Conocimiento, Seoul's Songdo high-tech island, Portugal's PlanIT Valley, Belo Horizonte's Aerotropolis aspirations and Bogota's Calle 26project. In this panorama, there is a policy-related and academic need to explore these relationships in a growing urbanized world, where STI policies have been (re)shaping the cities we live in.   

Format: The pre-conference will consist of three thematic workshops (2.5 hrs each) and a social event in the evening of October 23rd. Participants will be provided reading materials for every workshop ahead of time.

Workshop I: 'Macroeconomic policies and Financing of Innovation and Development' by Prof. Augustin Fosu (Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana)

Workshop II: 'Financing of Infrastructure for Development' by Prof. Elisa Van Waeyenberge (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)

Workshop III: 'Micro-Foundations of Financing, Digital Innovation and Development' – Prof. Jayati Ghosh (Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Admission and logistics: admission is based on a motivation letter (300 words). Participation in the pre-conference is free of charge, one night of accommodation (October 22nd to 23rd) and meals will be provided to all successful applicants. A limited amount of travel stipends is available to participants coming from certain group of countries (lower-middle-income, upper-middle-income, high-income countries as follows from the most recent classification by the World Bank (2017)) and who will NOT be receiving any travel support from GLOBELICS. Please also note that admission to the pre-conference does not extend towards admission to the main GLOBELICS conference, i.e. pre-conference participants who would like to attend the main conference will need to register for the main conference separately.

Eligibility criteria: for applicants working in academia – no more than 7 years should pass since receiving MA or PhD degree or an equivalent; for applicants working in public sector organizations – no more than 7 years should pass since receiving a university diploma (either BA or MA or PhD or an equivalent).

Submissions: due to highly limited capacity of pre-conference, applicants are encouraged to follow the early-bird deadline 1 July 2018. Final (hard) deadline is 15 July 2018.Applications received after 15 July will not be considered.

Inquiries: please contact the pre-conference organizing team at

Further Details

Friday, June 15, 2018

9th STIP Forum Lecture "Science, Technology and Innovation in Building a Knowledge Economy" by K. Vijay Raghavnan, Principal Scientific Adviser, GoI | IHC on 19 June

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) Forum Lecture Series

We request your gracious presence at the Ninth STIP Forum Lecture on

Science, Technology and Innovation in Building a Knowledge Economy

Prof. K. Vijay Raghavnan
Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and Chairman, SAC-C

Chair: Amb. Bhaskar Balakrishnan, 
Former Indian Diplomat and Science Diplomacy Fellow, RIS

Date: 19 June 2018 | Tuesday | Time: 7.00 PM
Venue: Casuarina Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi (Entry from Gate No.3)

About the speaker: Professor K. VijayRaghavan is the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, succeeding Dr. R. Chidambaram on April 3, 2018. He was Secretary, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India from January 28, 2013 to February 2, 2018. The Principal Scientific Adviser will work with all arms of the Government, with our States, our citizens, national and international agencies. The goal is that the benefits of science, technology and innovation solutions reach the most needy, for the sustainable development of India and for the well being of our planet. Prof. VijayRaghavan is also a Distinguished Professor at the National Centre of Biological Sciences (NCBS), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Bangalore (TIFR) and was the NCBS Director till 2013. He studied Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research was a Senior Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology. His research is on nerves and muscles and how complex behaviour emerges during animal development. Prof. VijayRaghavan is a Fellow of the Indian Science Academies, the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK) and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2013.

About the Chair: Dr. Bhaskar Balakrishnan is a Science Diplomacy Fellow at RIS. He has been a career diplomat and has served as Ambassador of India to Greece, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and has also worked in Sudan, Syria, Zambia and Austria. He has worked for over ten years with various UN organizations in Geneva and Vienna, including three years as Special Assistant to the Director General, UNIDO. He headed the Investment & Technology Promotion Division of the Ministry of External Affairs concerned with promotion of foreign investment and technology flows, economic reforms, energy, and transportation. He was educated at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (B.Sc Hons), and Stonybrook University, New York, USA (Ph.D in Physics).

About STIP Forum: The Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) Forum has been set up with the objective of promoting debate on various aspects of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. The Forum would go beyond the disciplinary boundaries by taking into account the intersectionality of S&T and I. It aims to will also bridge the gap between the science and society for dissemination of scientific achievements as well as for generalising debate of societal aspirations and promoting responsible research and innovations. The monthly lecture series of public lectures has been launched to sensitize the public discourse on science, technology and innovation policy. Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA), Vigyan Prasar and India Habitat Centre (IHC) are the collaborating institutions.

RSVP: Mr. Tish Malhotra/Mr. N. N. Krishnan Tel.: 011-24682176, 011-24682184 Email:

Monday, June 11, 2018

Enrolment of Indian and Global Desalination Solution Providers for the National Mission on Desalination

Government of India
Ministry of Science & Technology
Department of Science & Technology

Enrolment  of Indian and Global Desalination Solution Providers for the National Mission on Desalination

The National Mission on Desalination (NMD), conceptualised in 2017 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Govt. of India in partnership with concerned ministries and departments at the behest of NITI Aayog, aims  to ensure water security of the country and provide clean and safe drinking water to water-scarce areas of the country. NMD envisages making use of desalinated water as a sustainable solution for water supply in the coastal states across India. It is proposed to enlist all technologies (developed and commercialized, developed and awaiting commercialization, and likely to be developed in next 5 years) and enroll all Indian and Global desalination technology Solution Providers in this Mission. As an initial step in this direction, it is planned to identify technology solution providers offering diverse technology options both from India and abroad for conversion of seawater/ brackish water into water for different end use (domestic/agriculture/ industrial) under the National Mission on Desalination (NMD).

Department of Science & Technology (DST) seeks to enroll the solution providers on the choice of technologies/ solutions. Based on the information, a Compendium of Technological Solutions will be prepared for use by state governments, urban local bodies and other organizations regarding selection and use of appropriate technologies for processing of seawater/ saline/ brackish water to be made safe for human, agricultural and industrial consumption. The information bank on desalination technologies, and operational desalination units will be used by the central, state and local governments to take an informed decision on appropriate technology choices suited in specific socio-economic context and would provide an opportunity to enrolled solution providers to be a part of activities of National Mission on Desalination.

Technology solution providers are requested to submit information online in the questionnaire at the following link: latest by 31st July 2018.

For any queries, you may write to: desalinationmission[@]

Softcopies along with supporting documents and photos of technology components and operational systems may be submitted to desalinationmission[@]  These documents and photos can also be sent by post to Dr. Neelima Alam, Scientist E, Technology Mission Division, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110016.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Vacancies in Nalanda University; MoES, IICA

Vacancies in Nalanda University; MoES; IICA
  • Assistant/ Associate Professors at different Schools (e.g., History of Science, Climate Change, etc) in Nalanda University, Rajgir, Bihar.  ADVT.
  • Professors/ Associate Professors in the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (An Autonomous body under Ministry of Corporate Affairs), IMT Manesar. ADVT.
  • 35 posts of Scientists in different levels (Scientist C,D,E & F) in MoES. Last date for submission of online application: 29th June 2018.  ADVT.

Call for Nominations: INSA Young Historian of Science Award, 2018

Call for Nominations: INSA Young Historian of Science Award, 2018 

RS PSC Invites Suggestions on the Subject Issues Relating to Functioning of University Grants Commission (UGC)

Parliament of India | Rajya Sabha Secretariat

Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development Invites Suggestions on the Subject Issues Relating to Functioning of University Grants Commission (UGC)

1. The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development headed by Dr. Satyanarayan Jatiya, M.P., Rajya Sabha has taken up the subject "Issues relating to Functioning of University Grants Commission (UGC)" for examination.

2. The University Grants Commission, a statutory body of Government of India is an apex regulator of Higher education in the country. The mandate of the UGC includes promoting and coordinating University education, determining and maintaining standards of teaching, examination and Research in Universities, framing regulations on norms and standards of education, disbursing grants to the Universities and colleges, serving as a vital link between the Union and the State Governments and institutions of higher learning and advising the Central and State Governments on the measures necessary for improvement of higher education.

3. The Committee while examining the subject will like to consider the role of UGC in promoting quality and excellence in higher education, giving affiliation to Universities and colleges and promotion of research, innovation and skill development.

4. The Committee, accordingly, invites memoranda, containing views/suggestions from individuals/organizations interested in the subject. Those desirous of submitting memoranda to the Committee may send their written memoranda, either in English or Hindi to Shri Vinay Shankar Singh, Additional Director, Rajya Sabha Secretariat, Room No. 141, 1st Floor, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi- 110001 (Telephone No. 23035446 and Fax- 21410346) email or within fifteen days from the date of publication of this advertisement (i.e., on or before 25th June 2018). Those who are willing to appear before the Committee for oral evidence besides submitting the memoranda may indicate so. However, the Committee's decision in this regard shall be final.

5. The memoranda submitted to the Committee would form part of the records of the Committee and would be treated as confidential and would enjoy privileges of the Committee.

Source: davp 31202/11/0001/1819

Thursday, June 7, 2018

IIC Lecture "Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation" by Prof. Soumitra Dutta | 8th June at 18:30 pm

"Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation"

08 June 2018 at 18:30 pm

Venue: India International Centre, New Delhi (SEMINAR ROOMS I,II & III, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX)

Speaker: Prof. Soumitra Dutta, Professor of Operations, Technology and Information Management, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, New York, founding Dean Professor of Management, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and Chair, Board of Directors, Global Business School Network (GBSN), Washington DC
Chair: Dr. Ambuj Sagar, Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies, IIT Delhi

Summary: Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Israel, Singapore, the Netherlands and the United States are leading the world when it comes to generating economic impact from investments in information and communications technologies (ICT), according to the World Economic Forum's Global Information Technology Report 2016. all known for being early and enthusiastic adopters of ICT and their emergence is significant as it demonstrates that adoption of ICTs – coupled with a supportive enabling environment characterized by sound regulation, quality infrastructure and ready skills supply among other factors – can pave the way to wider benefits. Innovation is broad based capability is societies around us, both in developed and developing markets. The Global Innovation Index 2017 indicates that data can be analysed in various ways, which result in rich insights that are hard to obtain otherwise. Besides numerical, data is fundamental in terms of values
(Collaboration: Niti Aayog; and Centre for Policy Research)

New Book | Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition: Success Stories, Issue 2

Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition: Success Stories, Issue 2
by Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN), May 2017; written by: Sam Compton, edited by: Paul Nagle.

Table of Contents
  1. CTA, Africa, Caribbean & Pacific: Delivering Practical Data for Farmers, Decision-Makers
  2. Foodie, Global: Open Geospatial Data, Arable Farming
  3. AUSGOAL, Australia: Public Service Sharing Open Data
  4. Boer & Bunder, the Netherlands: Open Data for Farmers and Plot Development
  5. Digital Green, Asia and Africa: Community Video Production, Improving Agricultural Techniques
  6. Accessible Data on Irrigation, Yemen: Irrigation, Decision-Makers Data
  7. LANSA, Asia: Open Data Helps Research into Nutrition
  8. Sustainable World, Global: Training and Advice for Accessing Open Data for Development
  9. AGRIS, Global: Domain, Community and Database on Agricultural Open Data
  10. Global Yield Gap Atlas, Global: Crop Yield Research
  11. Open Data Institute, Global: Supporting Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition, with Focus on New Businesses

Foreword: The Data Revolution
This second issue of open data success stories demonstrates the importance and the key role that open data plays in supporting innovation in agriculture and nutrition across the globe. As food insecurity continues to threaten many lives, the increased awareness of open data has catalysed a multitude of initiatives designed to improve agricultural productivity at a pace that will allow everyone enough nutritious food for an improved quality of life. 
Since our first book of success stories, GODAN has expanded from 250 partners to over 500. We have seen our partner's research data provide new tools for making geospatial data more accessible to all and encourage the flow of best practices from one continent to another. Our partners have stressed the importance of access to reliable nutrition data, which is now seen as an integral part of the global food security agenda. 
Open data presents us with huge opportunities. But how do we deliver a responsible data revolution that leaves no one behind? As science-led thinking evolves and more data becomes available, we learn also more about obstacles that make increased agricultural productivity even more challenging than we initially thought.
Success in open data initiatives looks different depending on one's perspective. For some, simply kicking off an open data initiative is a huge success while for others, success is a clear policy outcome or an improvement in human nutrition. Additionally, we also need to be able to articulate where we fail as well as succeed, and most importantly learn and do better next time. Our next compilation will also tell stories of failure. Are you brave enough to share them with us? 
The next digital revolution has truly begun. We aim to make it for the benefit of all.
André Laperriere, GODAN Executive Director

See Also:
Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition: Success Stories, Issue 1. by Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN), August 2016; written by: Sam Compton, edited by: Diana Szpotowicz and Paul Day.

NITI Aayog releases a Discussion Paper on "National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence"

Discussion Paper on National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence
by NITI Aayog, New Delhi, India, June 2018.

Table of Contents
  • Introduction - #AIforAll: Technology Leadership for Inclusive Growth
  • Executive Summary
  • What is Artificial Intelligence?
  • Global Developments in Artificial Intelligence 
  • Artificial Intelligence and India 
  • Focus Areas for AI Intervention 
    • Healthcare 
    • Agriculture 
    • Education 
  • Smart Cities and Infrastructure 
  • Smart Mobility and Transportation 
  • Key Challenges to Adoption of AI in India 
  • Way Forward To Harness the Power of AI 
    • Research 
    • Skilling for the AI Age 
    • Accelerating Adoption 
    • Ethics, Privacy, Security and Artificial Intelligence 
  • Actions for the Government 
  • Appendix I: Artificial Intelligence Explained 
  • Appendix II: Global Country Strategy Review 
  • Appendix III: Data Ecosystem 

Introduction [Excerpt]
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to disrupt our world. With intelligent machines enabling high-level cognitive processes like thinking, perceiving, learning, problem solving and decision making, coupled with advances in data collection and aggregation, analytics and computer processing power, AI presents opportunities to complement and supplement human intelligence and enrich the way people live and work. 
India, being the fastest growing economy with the second largest population in the world, has a significant stake in the AI revolution. Recognising AI's potential to transform economies and the need for India to strategise its approach, Hon'ble Finance Minister, in his last budget speech, mandated NITI Aayog to establish the National Program on AI with a view to guiding the research and development in new and emerging technologies. In pursuance of the above, NITI Aayog has adopted a three-pronged approach – undertaking exploratory proof-of-concept AI projects in various areas, crafting a national strategy for building a vibrant AI ecosystem in India and collaborating with various experts and stakeholders. Since the start of this year, NITI Aayog has partnered with several leading AI technology players to implement AI projects in critical areas such as agriculture and health. Learnings from these projects, under various stages of implementation, as well as our engagement with some of the leading institutions and experts have given a better perspective to our task of crafting the national strategy for AI which is the focus of this discussion paper.
This strategy document is premised on the proposition that India, given its strengths and characteristics, has the potential to position itself among leaders on the global AI map – with an unique brand of #AIforAll. The approach in this paper focuses on how India can leverage the transformative technologies to ensure social and inclusive growth in line with the development philosophy of the government. In addition, India would strive to replicate these solutions in other similarly placed developing countries.
#AIforAll will aim at enhancing and empowering human capabilities to address the challenges of access, affordability, shortage and inconsistency of skilled expertise; effective implementation of AI initiatives to evolve scalable solutions for emerging economies, and endeavors to tackle some of the global challenges from AI's perspective, be it application, research, development, technology, or responsible AI; will focus on harnessing collaborations and partnerships, and aspires to ensure prosperity for all. Thus, #AIforAll means technology leadership in AI for achieving the greater good. 
Amitabh Kant | CEO, NITI Aayog

Monday, June 4, 2018

Call for Papers 2nd International Triple Helix Summit 2018 | Dubai, UAE | 10-13 November


The role of Government /Academia / Industry in building Innovation-based Cities and Nations

The II International Triple Helix Summit 2018, Dubai, UAE, 10-13 November 2018


The British University in Dubai (BUiD) has been successful in attracting region's first International Triple Helix Summit on "The Role of Government / Academia / Industry in building Innovation-based Cities and Nations"
BUiD, Triple Helix Association, University of Dubai, Al Maktoum College of Higher Education, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government and American University of Ras Al Khaimah are jointly organizing the event. The event will be held from 10th – 13th November 2018 in Dubai.
The call for abstract is open for submission with seven themes on various Triple Helix topics and bring together researchers and practitioners from different fields.

The Summit will have plenary sessions, presentations of successful case studies, poster sessions, panel discussions and workshops to touch base upon on challenges and solutions of Triple Helix.

Renowned Speakers including Professor Henry Etzkowitz, who is one of the founder of the Model, and other experienced scholars and practictioners would be addressing on the Government-Academia-Industry Role in the Triple Helix Model.
The Theme for the Summit is "The Role of Government / Academia / Industry in building Innovation-based Cities and Nations" and it focuses on the following areas in the Summit: 

  1. The Role of Triple Helix in Transforming Nations into Knowledge-Based Economies
  2. The Role of Triple Helix in Building a Sustainable Economy
  3. The Role of Government and Public Policy in Developing Triple Helix Systems
  4. Entrepreneurial University and its Engagement in the Triple Helix System
  5. Smart Cities and Overcoming Security Challenges
  6. Towards a More Effective Triple Helix Management and Partnership
  7. Challenges for Effective Partnership and Interactions Among Triple Helix Actors


We invite you to an enriching and thought-provoking International Summit on Triple Helix in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

This is a new area for exploration within the Gulf Region and welcome the participants to hear about the best practices and researches on this field. 

The deadline for Submission is 15th June 2018. Hurry up and submit your abstract now!!


Why the TH Summit 2018 in Dubai?
UAE's founding father Late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was a great visionary whose wisdom and struggle in uniting the seven Emirates as one nation served as a strong Foundation and Inspiration for the next line of Leaders. UAE has been rated first globally in 50 development indices according to the Global Competitiveness Reports 2017-2018, which is a mammoth step towards development for only a 46 years old country. The UAE connects the West to East due to its strategic geographical location; the rapid development that took place in the last 15 years has established UAE as one of the most Innovative Nations in the Arab world. In addition, to lead as one of the Innovative Nations of the world UAE launched the National Innovation Strategy in 2014.The Strategy targets seven crucial sectors such as renewable energy, transport, education, health, technology, water and space. In addition, other strategies that have been set in place to drive innovation across other sectors are UAE Vision 2021, Centennial Strategy 2070, UAE Clean Energy 2050 Strategy, UAE Future Accelerators programme, UAE Mission to Mars 2021 etc.
Dubai city on its own under the leadership of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai has also been at the forefront leading on the new technological advancements and have announced a number of initiatives such as Dubai Future Strategy, Dubai Artificial Intelligence Strategy, Dubai Smart City initiative, Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 and 10X. Thus, it is very evident that the Governments across the world are working towards adapting the Digital Transformation initiatives and rapid advancements are taking place in the field of Mobility, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, 3D printing, Big Data etc. and the Global Economies are moving towards platform economies.
The Triple Helix Summit comes at a very crucial time where the Business dynamics globally and within the country are changing so fast and that there is an urgent need for all stakeholders to work hand in hand to create sustainable economies and leave a legacy for generations to come. The themes for the conference have been carefully designed to create an opportunity for the Government and Industry to network with Academics, Scientist, students and wider academia community from across the globe to understand and comprehend how knowledge partnerships are taking place worldwide to design Innovative solutions to form Happier and Prosperous communities. In addition, it will provide an opportunity for the Academia to identify  key areas of research that are most crucial to the Government bodies and how jointly they can set up incubators to create homegrown future scientists but also help it meet the goals and KPI's of the UAE Innovation strategy.  
The British University in Dubai formed a Consortium with a shared understanding on the importance of the Triple Helix Model for Sustainable Innovation in the UAE. The members are linked with common goal of supporting the UAE's National Innovation Strategy leading to societal benefits and driving the development of the knowledge-based economy. The consortium aims to attain the aim of the three components of the Triple Helix Model working towards sustained growth and development. 

Students receive great discount on the registration fees.
Papers presented at the II International Triple Helix Summit in Dubai, UAE would be considered for publication in one of the upcoming Topical Collections of the Triple Helix Journal (THJ) and other scientific Journals.

If you have any inquiry about the Summit, please contact us 

Submit now your abstract in order to join us in Dubai!

We look forward to meet you!

British University in Dubai & Triple Helix Association
Copyright © 2018 Triple Helix Association, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
Triple Helix Association, Via della Lungara 10, 00165 Rome, Italy

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Journal of Scientometric Research's new issue is now online | Vol 7(1), 2018

Journal of Scientometric Research | Vol 7(1), 2018

[A scholarly journal indexed with ESCI of Web of Science]

Table of Contents

Research Articles
  • Green innovation regarding Electromobility in Germany and China: Who and how to get involved? | Qu Zhao | DOI: 10.5530/jscires.7.1.1 01-08
  • A Scientometric Evaluation of 50 Greek Science and Engineering University Departments using Google Scholar | Marina Pitsolanti, Fotini Papadopoulou, Nikolaos Tselios | DOI: 10.5530/jscires.7.1.2 09-18
  • Identifying the Effects of Co-authorship Strategies on the Citation-based Performance of Scholars: A Social Networks Analysis | Oranus Tajedini, Azita Ghazizade, Ali Sadatmoosavi | DOI: 10.5530/jscires.7.1.3 19-28
  • Research Contributions on Oral Cancer in India: An Analysis of Citation Count | Sadik Batcha M | DOI: 10.5530/jscires.7.1.4 29-37
  • India's Contribution and Research Impact in Leishmaniasis Research: A Bibliometric Analysis | Shri Ram | DOI: 10.5530/jscires.7.1.5 38-44

Research Notes
  • Treatment Protocol for Preventing and Reversing Alzheimer's Disease (AD) | Ronald N. Kostoff | DOI: 10.5530/jscires.7.1.6 45-47
  • Model Visualization in Understanding Rapid Growth of a Journal in an Emerging Area | Snehanshu Saha, Poulami Sarkar, Suryoday Basak, Archana Mathur | DOI: 10.5530/jscires.7.1.7 48-53 

Research in Progress
  • Bibliometric Analysis of IP&M Journal (1980–2015) | Asad Abdi, Norisma Idris, Rasim M Alguliyev, Ramiz M Aliguliyev | DOI: 10.5530/jscires.7.1.8 54-62

Book Reviews

Conference Report
  • IndiaLICS International Conference 2017: A Report of Special Sessions | Anwesha Borthakur, Anup Kumar Das | DOI: 10.5530/jscires.7.1.12 75-78

Dr. Sujit Bhattacharya

Editor-in-ChiefJournal of Scientometric Research
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Senior Principal Scientist (CSIR-NISTADS)
Dr. K.S. Krishnan Marg, Pusa Campus, New Delhi-110012, INDIA
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Online manuscript submission

Suggestions invited on Draft Indian National Policy on Official Statistics | Latest by 31st May 2018

Suggestions invited on Draft Indian National Policy on Official Statistics
Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 29-01-2014 and by the Union Cabinet on 04-05-2016. To give furtherance to these UN Fundamental Principles a National Policy on Official Statistics (NPOS) has been drafted in the Indian context of decentralised statistical system. 

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation invites comments/ views/ suggestions, latest by 31st May 2018, on the Draft National Policy on Official Statistics available at the Ministry's official website.

Comments/ views/ suggestions may be sent by the last date by post/ email to Smt. Ayasree M G, Director, Central Statistics Office, M/o Statistics & PI, Room No. 425 F, Sardar Patel Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110 001, by E-mail to:

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Call for Applications: Scheme for Tagore National Fellowship for Cultural Research for the Year 2017-18

Scheme for Tagore National Fellowship for Cultural Research for the Year 2017-18

Ministry of Culture | Government of India

The Ministry of Culture, Government of India, invites nominations/applications for the award of 45 Fellowships and 75 Scholarships in the Scheme component of Tagore National  Fellowship for Cultural Research (TNFCR) under the Scheme of Scholarship and Fellowship for Promotion of Art and Culture. The Scheme is open to both Indian and foreign nationals.

The scheme has two categories of Awards - 'Tagore National Fellows' and 'Tagore Research Scholars'. Under the first category selected candidates will be paid an honorarium of Rs. 80,000/- per month. Up to 15 awards are given in a year in this category. The selected candidates of the second category will be paid an honorarium of up to Rs. 50,000/- per month. Under this category up to 25 awards are given in a year. [For the batch year 2017-18, vacancies in the previous two batches - 2015-16 and 2016-17 have been included in order to clear the backlog].

Candidates may submit their application to any one of the Nodal Institutions of his/her choice depending upon the area of research proposed to be undertaken. The List of nodal institutions along with the other relevant details of the Scheme and application form are available on the website of the Ministry of Culture and Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.

The applications should reach the Nodal Institutions on or before 22nd June 2018 (5:30 PM). Applications should not be sent to the Ministry of Culture or Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Book Launching "Data Science Landscape: Towards Research Standards and Protocols" at IGNCA, New Delhi | 25th May

Data Science Landscape: Towards Research Standards and Protocols
edited by Usha Mujoo Munshi & Neeta Verma,  Springer, 2018, ISBN: 9789811075148.

About the Book: 
The edited volume deals with different contours of data science with special reference to data management for the research innovation landscape. The data is becoming pervasive in all spheres of human, economic and development activity. In this context, it is important to take stock of what is being done in the data management area and begin to prioritize, consider and formulate adoption of a formal data management system including citation protocols for use by research communities in different disciplines and also address various technical research issues. The volume, thus, focuses on some of these issues drawing typical examples from various domains. The idea of this work germinated from the two day workshop on "Big and Open Data - Evolving Data Science Standards and Citation Attribution Practices," an international workshop, led by the ICSU-CODATA and attended by over 300 domain experts. The Workshop focused on two priority areas (i) Big and Open Data: Prioritizing, Addressing and Establishing Standards and Good Practices and (ii) Big and Open Data: Data Attribution and Citation Practices. This important international event was part of a worldwide initiative led by ICSU, and the CODATA-Data Citation Task Group. In all, there are 21 chapters (with 21st Chapter addressing four different core aspects) written by eminent researchers in the field which deal with key issues of S&T, institutional, financial, sustainability, legal, IPR, data protocols, community norms and others, that need attention related to data management practices and protocols, coordinate area activities, and promote common practices and standards of the research community globally. In addition to the aspects touched above, the national / international perspectives of data and its various contours have also been portrayed through case studies in this volume.

The Future(s) of Open Science | by Philip Mirowski

The Future(s) of Open Science
by Philip Mirowski, Social Studies of Science, 48(2),  171–203.

Abstract: Almost everyone is enthusiastic that 'open science' is the wave of the future. Yet when one looks seriously at the flaws in modern science that the movement proposes to remedy, the prospect for improvement in at least four areas are unimpressive. This suggests that the agenda is effectively to re-engineer science along the lines of platform capitalism, under the misleading banner of opening up science to the masses. 
Keywords: neoliberal science, open science, platform capitalism, radical collaboration, science and democracy

Monday, May 21, 2018

Discover the new STIP Compass Database for Science Policy & Innovation Policy | following the FAIR Principles

Discover the new STIP Compass Database for Science Policy & Innovation Policy, bringing together quantitative & qualitative data on national trends in Science, Technology & Innovation (STI)

STIP Compass: A simple yet powerful tool to support policy analysis and discovery for better decision-making

The STIP Compass is an initiative of the European Commission and the OECD to collect together in one place quantitative and qualitative data on national trends in science, technology and innovation (STI) policy. The portal supports the continuous monitoring and analysis of countries' STI policies and aims to become a central platform for policy research and advice supporting government officials, analysts and scholars. Data is freely accessible following the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable). The STIP Compass incorporates more than 500 interactive dashboards and provides a sophisticated search tool with smart filtering that facilitates policy discovery. These interfaces allow users to seamlessly query the database to identify country policies on a wide range of STI policy issues.