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Henry Etzkowitz

Henry is President of Triple Helix International Association, General Advisor of the International Institute of Triple Helix, Spain and Research Fellow of Stanford University, USA and University of Edinburgh, UK. From 2003 to 2009 he holds the Chair in Management of Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise at Newcastle University Business School. Henry is author of Triple Helix: University, Industry Government Interactions (2008); MIT and the Rise of Entrepreneurial Science (2002), and co-author of Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology (2000). He publishes regularly in such journals as Research Policy, Science and Public Policy, R&D Management and Minerva. HE has a BA in History from the University of Chicago (1962), and a PhD in Sociology from the New School for Social Research (1969). His post-doctoral work includes Survey Research at the University of Michigan (1983), and research in the Sociology of Science, Columbia University (1983-1985).

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Loet Leydesdoff

Loet (PhD Sociology, MA Philosophy, and MSc Biochemistry) is vice-president of Triple Helix International Association and reads Science and Technology Dynamics at the Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR) of the University of Amsterdam. He is Visiting Professor of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC) in Beijing, Honorary Fellow of the Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU) of the University of Sussex, and at the Virtual Knowledge Studio of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has published extensively in systems theory, social network analysis, scientometrics, and the sociology of innovation. In 2006, he published The Knowledge-Based Economy: Modeled, Measured, Simulated (Boca Rotan, FL: Universal Publishers). He received the Derek de Solla Price Award for Scientometrics and Informetrics in 2003 and held "The City of Lausanne" Honor Chair at the School of Economics, UniversitÈ de Lausanne, in 2005.

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Jerome S. Engel

Founder of the entrepreneurship program at UC Berkeley. Organized the Lester Center for Entreprepreneurship & Innovation and became its first Executive Director. Built program broadly recognized as one of the worlds best. Effective July 2009, becomes the Faculty Director of the Center, and Chair of the Haas School's New Venture Creation and Venture Capital Program. From 1979 -1990 Mr. Engel was the SF Bay Area Director of Entrepreneurial Services for Ernst & Young. Specialized in capital formation, corporate strategy of entrepreneurial ventures, with an emphasis in software and biotechnology. 1990 appointed E&Y's National Director of Capital Resources, led practice raising capital for its emerging business clients nationwide. From 1992-1995, Board of Directors of Maxis Corporation, Chair of Audit Committee. 1995 and 1998, founding general partner of the LA based venture capital firm Kline Hawkes & Co., [$112 million, CalPERS lead investor].
In 1998, co-founded AllBusiness.com, sold to NBC March 2000 and later acquired by Dunn&Bradstreet. Seed investor and Advisory Board member of LeapFrog Enterprises [NYSE LF], a leading designer, developer, and marketer of innovative, technology-based learning products. Current Board Positions include Jupiter Systems [graphic server manufacturer], MedAmerica [physician practice management], and Adaptive Planning [Saas based Business Intellegence]. Previously served on the Boards of a number of emerging companies including Maxis Software, publisher of the Sims, [IPO and acquired by EA], MicroNet Technology [acquired by Ampex], Transoft Inc., a rapidly growing provider of Fiber Channel Network Attached Storage [NAS] solutions [acquired by HP], and Centric Software, a leader in 3-D visualization and virtual product prototyping [independent]. During his career, Mr. Engel has helped many ventures through their entire cycle of birth, growth and maturation. IPO's of note include AutoDesk and Fair Isaac Companies.

Manuel Cendoya

Manuel Cendoya was born in San Sebastián (Spain).
Doctor of Industrial Engineering by the University of Navarra, with postdoctoral studies in Innovation Management, Politics and Technology Transfer in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of Cambridge, MA (USA), the Imperial College of London and in the Fraunhofer-ISI Institute de Karlsruhe (Germany).
Dr. Cendoya investigated the numeric analysis of electromagnetic fields in the CEIT of San Sebasti·n as well as working as a professor in the Navarra and Deusto Universities directing different Doctoral Thesis. Over the past 20 years he has specialized in the planning, construction and management of technological parks in Europe and Latin America. Since 1990 he directed the planning, raised the financial support and developed the Technical Park of San Sebasti·n, being its director from its constitution in 1994 until the end of year 2003.
From 2004 to 2009 he has lived in Panam· as the responsible person of the European Union project called ìSupport the International Technopark of Panam· in the city of Knowledgeî. In addition, he has advice about issues in relation to technological parks in Chile, Colombia and Venezuela. He also has collaborated with the government of Panam· in the creation of the National Plan of Science, Technology and Innovation, as well as served as an evaluator in the award of Public grants for the I+D+i.
At the present time he is the Director of the International Institute of the Triple Helix and an assessor of various intern

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Dr. Marina Ranga

Visiting Fellow, Stanford University, Human Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute, US and Sussex University, School of Business, Management and Economics, UK Marina Ranga holds a European PhD (2004) and an MSc (1998) in Science and Technology Policy studies, both from SPRU, Sussex University, UK. Prior to her current Visiting Fellowships at Stanford and Sussex universities, she held Assistant Professor positions in Innovation Management at Newcastle University Business School (UK) and Groningen University (the Netherlands). She is a member of the UN Economic Commission for Europeís Expert Group on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies and a member of the Gender Advisory Board of the UN Commission for S&T for Development since its 1995 inception. She is also an Associate Member of the ERAWATCH Network Belgium.
Marinaís research interests include national and regional innovation systems and policies, evolution of the European Research Area (ERA), Triple Helix interactions and the entrepreneurial university, technology transfer and entrepreneurship, and the gender dimension in science, technology and innovation. She led or contributed to several research and consultancy projects for the European Commission (e.g. DG Enterpriseís PRO INNO TrendChart, DG Researchís ERAWATCH Intelligence Service and Research Inventory, ERA-NET, METRIS Analysis of Social Sciences and Humanities in EU27, the European Observatory of Research Universities, DG Regioís evaluation of ERDF and use of Structural Funds in EU27), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, national governments (Belarus, Lithuania) and regional governments (Northeast and Southeast England, Northern Netherlands, Flanders, etc.)
Together with Henry Etzkowitz she has recently guest -edited two Special Issues for European Planning Studies and the Journal of Technology Management and Innovation and is working on a new book ëThe Gender Dynamics in Science and Technology: The Vanish Box Phenomenoní (Cambridge University Press), which analyses a significant phenomenon emerging at the intersection of science and economy in the Knowledge Society: the migration of many female scientists to technology transfer and other science-related professions that provide a better work-life balance than academia.

Triple Helix Conference I Amsterdam, 1996 II New York, 1998 III Rio de Janeiro, 2000 IV Copenhagen, 2002 V Turin, 2005 VI Singapore, 2007 VII Glasgow, 2009 VIII Madrid, 2010 IX Stanford, 2011 X Indonesia, 2012 XI London, 2013
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