- Triple Helix IX International Conference 11-14 July 2011 - https://www.triplehelixconference.org/th/9 -


The Triple Helix International Conference Series is an initiative of the Triple Helix Association [1]

Triple Helix IX International Conference

“Silicon Valley: Global Model or Unique Anomaly?”

11-14 July 2011

Hosted by Stanford University,
Human Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute (H-STAR),
Triple Helix Research Group

Stanford, California 94305, USA

After Amsterdam, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen/Lund, Turin, Singapore, Glasgow and Madrid, the 9th Triple Helix International Conference is hosted for the first time in Silicon Valley – the world’s leading innovation and high-tech hub – by Stanford University’s Human Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute (H-STAR) and Triple Helix Research Group on 11-14 July 2011.

Focusing on the theme “Silicon Valley: Global Model or Unique Anomaly?”, the Conference promises to be a stellar event in the innovation field. It is expected to attract approximately 250 leading academics, prominent policy-makers and top business people, venture capitalists, business angels, consultants and entrepreneurs from over 40 countries. Participants will join a vibrant platform for dialogue between innovation scholars and practitioners, meant to advance knowledge and create new bridges for collaboration.

The conference will explore the inner workings of Silicon Valley and other international technology conurbations, in parallel with strategic innovation policy and practice issues in developed and developing countries. It will discuss the challenges and benefits of the collaboration between the institutional spheres of University, Industry and Government, show-case best practice, explore new models for knowledge transfer, and appraise the success of the third mission of universities. The conference will also offer an exceptional networking opportunity with representatives of Silicon Valley firms and other international high-tech clusters, international innovation experts and various Silicon Valley diasporas.

The Conference features a rich and exciting intellectual program that includes:

TH9 will mark the 20th anniversary of the University-Industry-Government Conferences Series and its predecessor, the University-Industry Conference Series, inaugurated in summer 1991 by a NATO-sponsored Workshop in Maratea, Italy, organized by the Science Policy Support Group, UK and the Turin-based Fondazione Rosselli.