Themes & Sub-Themes



The Role of Government/Academia/Industry in Building Innovation-Based Cities and Nations

Recognizing innovation as a cornerstone of social and economic development, nations around the world have set about to develop national innovation strategies and frameworks. Innovation is key to promoting economic growth, increasing competitiveness and providing new job opportunities. The United Arab Emirates has constantly been distinguished as an icon for innovation and creativity, enhancing its social and economic status and transforming into a primary destination for talents and businesses in record time. Current evaluations of the innovation systems around the world reveal the uneven spread of incentives and innovation outcomes across nations, regions, or cities. The dynamics across the private and the public sector are often associated with a multi-stakeholder engagement and mobilization, as well as boundary spanning individuals and organisations facilitating knowledge and resource flows. Hence this International Summit aims to bring together experts, practitioners and academics across disciplines that engage with the dynamics of Government, Industry Academia. The Summit is an excellent platform to share & learn from each other on the Triple Helix Collaboration.


The Role of Triple Helix in Transforming Nations into Knowledge-Based Economies

  • Innovation and entrepreneurship (Funding strategies and priority identifications)
  • Digitalization and smart cities including topics such as AI, Cyber Security, etc
  • Mobility
  • Institutional Logics
  • Contribution of Civil Societies

The Role of Triple Helix in Building a Sustainable Economy

  • Role of THM in development of Sustainability policies, regulations and guidelines
  • THM collaboration in financing sustainability projects
  • Smart Cities: the synergy between Government, Industry and Academic to Building smart cities
  • THM across international borders to achieve sustainability on a global scale.
  • Sustainability and education
  • Sustainable business models and practices
  • Sustainability, markets and consumer behaviour
  • Applicability of sustainable development goals in business
  • Sustainability, innovation and technology
  • Sustainable cities, Sustainable economies

The Role of Government and Public Policy in Developing Triple Helix Systems

  • Government leadership in building a Triple Helix consensus
  • National Innovation strategies and policies
  • Emerging Innovation Systems
  • Market environment
  • Intellectual Property

Entrepreneurial University and its Engagement in the Triple Helix System

  • The transformation of universities in the context of Triple Helix
  • Indicators for measuring innovation and entrepreneurship in Universities
  • University-led innovation
  • University Spin-offs
  • Science parks and incubators
  • University-business relationships and Technology-Transfer

Smart Cities and Overcoming Security Challenges:

  • Urban services in the digital age
  • Triple Helix and Multi-stakeholder governance in smart cities
  • Physical Security (such as security guard, CCTV cameras, etc.)
  • Network Security (related to the communication, encryption/description, etc.)
  • Data security (security and privacy of data)
  • IT security (related to Information Technology, etc)
  • Cyber / Internet Security (related to cyber/ Internet services such as Cloud, IoT, etc.)
  • Operating System and Embedded Systems Security (Windows/Linux Security and any other systems that run software and applications)
  • Software and Application Security (Program Security, such as antivirus)

Towards a More Effective Triple Helix Management and Partnership

  • Engagement and mobilization of stakeholders
  • University-Industry partnerships and collaboration
  • Government innovation policies and multi-stakeholder platforms
  • Brokerage and intermediation in the triple helix domain

Challenges for Effective Partnership and Interactions Among Triple Helix Actors

  • Barriers involved in building effective partnerships
  • How to overcome the barriers of effective partnerships?
  • Business-led triple helix and private sector commitments