Friday, November 23, 2012

CfPs: 11th Triple Helix Conference: The Triple Helix in a context of global change: continuing, mutating or unravelling?

11th Triple Helix Conference: The Triple Helix in a context of global change: continuing, mutating or unravelling?

, 7-10 July 2013

Call for Papers

Never has the Triple Helix mission been more timely. Globally the economy faces significant challenges – unemployment, low or no growth, spiralling healthcare needs, rapidly emerging digital business models, on stainable changes to the environment. The need for universities and businesses to take action alongside governments is critical. The 2013 Triple Helix Conference will integrate highly topical contributions from world class academics and researchers with business and policy forums to address the key question:
'How can the Triple Helix approach build 'the enterprising state' in which universities, businesses and governments co- innovate to solve global economic challenges?'
The 11th Triple Helix conference is organised by the Big Innovation Centre, Birkbeck, University of London and UCL Advances, UCL University of London. It will be held in historic Bloomsbury at Birkbeck, UCL and Senate House, University of London.

1. Important deadlines
Abstract submission: November 20 2012- closes February 14 2013
Evaluation of abstracts: By March 31 2013
Confirmation of abstract acceptance: April 10th 2013
Full paper submission: Opens December 1 2012, closes June 1 2013
Registration opens: January 8 2013
Abstracts will be submitted online at

2. Conference themes
Papers are invited for eight themes below. They may either have primarily an academic focus, or a practitioner and/or policy focus. Please indicate in the relevant box which strand you are submitting your abstract at submission: Strand A for academic, Strand P for policy/practitioner.
1. Building the innovative markets, places and networks
Topics might include:  Open innovation, Demand, Business models in the digital economy
2. Building an innovation friendly financial system
Topics might include:  New finance models to drive innovation and entrepreneurship, Finance for start-ups and SMEs, Crowd funding
3. Overall performance of the Triple Helix Approach: From efficiency of factors of production to 'modes of coordination':
Topics might include: Indicators of productivity and output; Innovation (S&T, R&D, Intangibles, spin-offs design, etc.); The triple helix approach in transformation, including globalisation and societal welfare issues
4. Universities as interactive partners
Topics might include: From science push policies towards a Triple Helix perspective and the role of users; Mapping university-business relationships, including University spin-offs; Evaluating implications.
5. Building management and leadership skills in high growth firms
Topics might include: Building management and leadership skills in high growth firms, including gender aspects; New models of training e.g. Professors of Practice; Networking.
6. Public action to drive private innovation
Topics might include: Intellectual Property (IP) policy and management; Public procurement to drive private innovation; National and EU Innovation policies.
7. Place based innovations
Topics might include: Regional triple helix spaces; Local innovation systems and local key institutions; building and accelerating regional clusters.
8. Building an enterprising state
Topics might include: Innovation and research strategy for growth: Sectoral/ Technological/ National innovation systems/ Business systems; Equal opportunities for all.

3. Instructions for Authors
Abstracts: These have a minimum of 1,000 – maximum of 1,500 words, excluding references. They should include 1) Name of author and institution; 2) Theme; 3) Title; 4) 1-5 keywords; 5) Brief presentation of the state-of-the-art, methodology, findings and interpretation, conclusions, implications for business management or policy. Abstracts submitted to Strand A (Academic) will be double-blind refereed. Abstracts submitted to Strand P (Policy/practitioner) will be open reviewed.
Full papers: maximum 8,000 words, excluding references, including: 1) Theme; 2) Title; 3) Author information (institutional affiliation, contact details, 150 words bio); 4) up to 5 keywords; 5) 0-4 JEL Classifications, 6) Introduction, state-of-the-art, methodology, findings and interpretation, conclusions, policy implications and directions for further research. Full papers can be submitted with the abstract. Any papers submitted at this stage will not be read as part of the review process, and if submitted to Strand A should be anonymised.
Document format: PDF file, Arial 10 or Times New Roman 12 font, double spaced.
The submitted final papers for Strand A will be considered for special issues of journals, in which case the final paper will be subject to further editorial processes.
4. Evaluation
Evaluation criteria for abstracts include: (i) Relevance to the conference themes; (ii) Methodology; (iii) Originality; (iv) Clarity of the argument; (v) Paper structure and coherence; (vi) Policy relevance. Final non-anonymised full papers can be submitted at any stage after notification of acceptance of abstracts.
Disclaimer: authors of papers which have been accepted for presentation will be expected to agree to accept the following copyright terms:
Copyright of the paper belongs to the author(s). Submission of a paper grants permission to the Triple Helix 2012 Organising Committee to include it in the conference material and to place it on relevant websites.

5. Submitting an abstract or a paper
To submit an abstract, you must first create an account. Once you have done that log in, go to your user home area and select 'New Submission'. You will be able to revise your abstract and other metadata you provide (bio date etc not available to reviewers) at any point up to the cut-off date of 14th February 2013.
Full papers can be submitted from December 1 2012 until June 1 2013.

6. Workshops and Symposia
Note that, the conference will contain a number of workshops. These will cover an additional range of academic and practitioner interests. They will consist of presentations invited by the Scientific and Policy Committees. There will subsequently be separate information about these on the website.

7. Contact

For enquiries related to the conference call please contact
Helen Lawrence,
Helen Lawton Smith, Barnes, (regarding Academic (A) strand)
Birgitte Andersen, (regarding Policy/Practitioner (P) strand)

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