Call for Abstracts is CLOSED


Abstract submissions for Case Studies, Conference Papers, Research Articles, Student Papers, Research In-Progress and Posters are to be made in AbstractWiz. You will be required to create login details, upload an extended abstract for oral or poster presentations, select a theme and category which best suits your abstract and details of the author/s.

Abstract: max 1500 words, explaining the following:

  • Purpose *
  • Design/Methodology/Approach *
  • Findings *
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
  • Practical and/or Social Implications (if applicable)
  • Originality/Value (if applicable)


**Please note: this is a call for academic abstracts. For non-academic content, please submit here.

Successful abstracts will be considered for publication in various journals and magazines. Click here to view the publication opportunities available.

The Conference Themes for 2019 are:

1. The Role of the Entrepreneurial University and University-Industry-Government Interactions in XXI Century’s Economic Development Agenda

Tools and techniques; institutions and capabilities that mobilize implementation of collaborative projects and contribute to better output and outcomes.

Included in this theme:

  • Research on policy and business systems approaches
  • TTO, incubators/accelerators, science & tech parks, and other tech transfer mechanisms
  • Entrepreneurial and sustainable education
  • Open Science
  • Agile systems-thinking and discovering talent
  • Triple Helix indicators, data and experimentation
  • Capacitation and funding models for Triple Helix outcomes
  • Case/comparative studies of Triple Helix in different sectors
  • All tools, approaches and learning models that activate collaboration e.g. living labs, digital/virtual platforms, social media, futures techniques; and other that mobilize triple/multi helix for innovation
  • Intermediate institutions, ecosystem connectors and their role in achieving innovation outcomes


2. Social Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Innovation in Civil Society: The Role of Design Thinking and Citizen Science

Social innovation and inclusive innovation approaches, and all outcomes that have a social impact:

  • Triple Helix and society 
  • Triple Helix and the environment and sustainability (Triple Helix Twins)
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Agri sector (acroscience, automation, food security, water, waste and more)
  • Public policy innovation in inclusive development and the multi-helix networks
  • Educational outcomes
  • Job creation
  • Health System, Life Sciences and Nutrition and its impact.
  • Culture towards innovation and creativity
  • Research and Responsible Innovation (RRI)


3. Post-Industrial Industrial Policy: Convergence and Fusion of Arts, Creative and Service Industries, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Genetic Technologies

Industry and universities leading innovation through:

  • Arts and creative industries
  • Open Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship, start-ups and venture capital industry
  • Triple Helix on the clean and green industry
  • Industry 4.0
  • Mobility and logistics (including electric and hybrid vehicles)
  • The knowledge economy and digital economy/market
  • Big data
  • Defense and space industry


4. Spacial and Temporal Axes of Innovation: Innovation Spaces, Smart Cities and Knowledge-based Rural Development

The concept of innovation districts/hubs in all urban, peri-urban and rural settings while mobilizing innovation in city regions or communities, and unlocking the township economies, start-ups and entrepreneurs; undiscovered territories: culture centric breakthroughs from research with outcomes in society. Developing the Triple Helix in Cities, regional economic development projects, districts of innovation and non-academic incubators/accelerators and co-working spaces.


5. Gender and Indigenous Equity and Equality in Science, Technology and Innovation

Collaboration with industry or government-led outcomes of R&D in the form of economic impact through implementation or commercialization of processes, prototypes or designs or business models.

Included in this theme: 

  • Innovation in services and innovation in business models
  • E-government and innovation in public policies and practices
  • Science, technology and innovation policies
  • Triple Helix in transition and emerging economies (including BRICS countries)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)


6. Other Topics Related to Triple Helix

An open theme to encourage utilization of the Triple Helix models to achieve innovation in areas that was not mentioned in the above tracts but could be of interest to showcase Triple Helix from an innovative perspective. 


29 March 2019:
Abstract Submission Deadline
17 May 2019:
Notification of Review Outcome
8 June 2019:
Deadline for accepted authors to register to confirm attendance
July 2019:
Initial programme Available Online


PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS below before you submit.

  • The Presenting Author must submit the abstract and is required to be the corresponding author for that abstract.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Presenting Author can not make similar submission in Call for Content Contributions.
  • The Organising Committee will notify you if your abstract is accepted and you will be required to submit a full paper or poster design.
  • You do not need to register for the Conference prior to submitting an abstract however following acceptance into the programme you must register by 8 June 2018.
  • If your abstract has been accepted, you are entitled to get the early bird registration rate up until the 8 June 2018. You will be provided with a link to register at this rate in your acceptance email. If you have any queries please contact
  • After this date any registrations made by you will be at the prevailing congress registration fee at time of registration/payment.


Authors may submit their abstracts by creating an account on the Conference Abstract Management System and then submitting abstract/s for review.

After submission, the International Scientific Committee will blind review all abstracts and will decide which abstracts are accepted for inclusion in the conference programme. Abstracts may also be sent back for amendments if amendments are required by the authors.


Abstract submission & review

The status that an abstract submission may have includes:

Initial state – abstract has been added but not yet submitted for review

Abstract submitted – abstract has been submitted for review

Abstract amendments – author is requested to make amendments and re-submit

Abstract accepted – abstract is accepted and author may be requested to upload paper

Abstract declined – abstract will not be included in the conference proceedings