Prof. Henry Etzkowit
z is a scholar of international reputation in innovation studies as the originator of the ‘Entrepreneurial University’ and ‘Triple Helix’ concepts that link university with industry and government at national and regional levels. As President of the Triple Helix Association (THA), he is at the center of a unique international network of several hundred scholars and practitioners of university-industry-government relations. Henry is also the co-founder of the Triple Helix International Conference Series, which has produced a series of books, special journal issues and policy analyses since it started in Amsterdam, 1996.
Henry is Editor-in-Chief Triple Helix. Henry is Visiting Professor University of London, Birkbeck, CIMR; Special Advisor to the Shandong Academy of Sciences, PRC. From 2009-Henry is affiliated with Stanford University as a fellow of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research and then H-STAR, currently Science,Technology and Society (STS) where he will offer a seminar on Triple Helix innovation and entrepreneurship in spring 2017. Prior to coming to Stanford, he held the Chair in Management of Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise at Newcastle University Business School, UK. He received a BA in History from the University of Chicago, PhD in Sociology from the New School for Social Research and Phd Hon. in Engineering from Linkoping University.
Prof. Christoph Kratky is member of the International Expert Commission for the Evaluation of the German Excellence Initiative (a 4.6 billion research investment program). He has been President of the Austrian Science Fund from 2005 to 2013 and Professor of physical chemistry, as well as a group leader for structural biology, at the Karl Franzens University in Graz, since 1995. From 1977 through 1995, Kratky held the position of Assistant Professor as well as of a group leader for structural chemistry, at the Institute for Physical Chemistry at the Karl Franzens University in Graz. Kratky holds a degree in Chemistry from the Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule (ETH) in Zurich, and was PostDoc at Harvard University. In his early career, Kratky was involved in research activities at the working group for structural molecular biology at the Max Planck Gesellschaft in Hamburg, and in 1994, he was a visiting professor at the Institute for Organic Chemistry at the University of Innsbruck. Kratky’s multiple awards and prices include the silver medal of the ETH Zürich, the Felix-Kuschenitz-Price of the Austrian Academy of Science, and the Sandoz-Price. Since 1998 he has been a full member of the Austrian Academy of Science.
Dr Emanuela Todeva – formerly Reader in Comparative Business Development and Senior Lecturer in International Business Strategy at the University of Surrey in the UK, is now directing the Research Centre for Business Clusters, Networks and Economic Development.
Emanuela Todeva has worked in the fields of organisation theory, public administration, behaviourism, institutionalism, globalisation and co-evolution theory. She is a lead consultant on cluster mapping and internationalization of value chains, biopharma clusters, governance of innovation, science parks, intermediation and facilitation of knowledge transfer, structure and integration of national innovation systems, cooperative business strategies, alliances, and multi-stakeholder partnerships.
Her book on ‘Business Networks: Strategy and Structure’ has received a wide popularity among academics and business practitioners, alongside her research on new technologies and restructuring of business networks in transition economies. Dr. Emanuela Todeva is now leading projects on smart specialization and integration of European value chains, regional innovation systems and multi-stakeholder governance.
She is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Sao Paolo in Brazil and Senior Consultant to the European Commission, Institute of Prospective Technologies, OECD, and IDB with commissioned work on evaluation, capabilities mapping, institutional assessment and other development work.
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