Honorary local partner: 


South East European Research Centre 

24 Proxenou Koromila Street

Thessaloniki, Greece, 54622 

0030 6989842708 (Mobile)

The 2019 European Triple Helix Congress on Responsible Innovation & Entrepreneurship  

© 2019 ETHAC

Dr Dimitri Corpakis

Former Senior EU Official, Belgium

Prof Panayiotis Ketikidis

Chairman, South East European Research Centre, Greece

Prof Henry Etzkowitz


President, Triple Helix Association, USA


It is a great pleasure for us, the Triple Helix Association, to host the 2019 European Triple Helix Congress on Responsible Innovation & Entrepreneurship (EHTAC2019) on 30th September – 1st October 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece. 


The mission of ETHAC is to mobilise knowledge and innovation transfer to the global market by enabling international triple helix interactions where academics, innovators, industry, entrepreneurs, investors, governments and policy makers actively engage in innovation co-production and transfer. ETHAC is organized by the Triple Helix Association  - a non-for-profit, non-governmental association with scientific purpose and a global reach. Its main scope is to advance scientific knowledge and practical achievements related to all aspects of the triple helix interaction for fostering research, innovation, competitiveness and growth. ETHAC2019 pushes the frontiers of triple helix interactions in the most pressing worldwide challenges in terms of innovation development processes and its outcomes.


Academic papers, practitioner and policy case studies as well as provocative expositions in all areas of triple helix interactions, responsible innovation and entrepreneurship, are invited with particular emphasis on the themes of the conference:

  • Triple, quadruple, quintuple, n-tuple helix advances, hybrid organizations and multi-stakeholder groups 

  • Regional & national innovation systems 

  • Smart specialization & policy making 

  • Knowledge and technology transfer 

  • Responsible innovation, open access, open science, gender equality, science education, civic engagement in research  

  • Territorial responsible research & innovation 

  • Sustainable development goals 

  • Entrepreneurship, startups & scale-ups 

  • Lean startups and environmentally sustainable entrepreneurship 

  • Industry-university partnerships

  • Developing innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems

  • Cross-cultural understanding of innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability

  • Financing innovations and entrepreneurial ventures

  • Entrepreneurship and the knowledge based economy

  • Smart cities and sustainable development

  • Social innovation and sustainable development

  • Sustainable business model innovation for regional development

  • Digitalization, disruptive technologies & organizational productivity

  • Multi-stakeholder partnerships in light of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals  

We welcome:

  • Abstract (academic, industry, policy) 

  • Short / Full papers (optional) 

  • Case studies 

  • Poster 

  • Sessions 

  • Workshops 

  • Master classes


Thessaloniki is a popular destination, where you will certainly enjoy a pleasant and interesting stay among friendly people. The atmosphere is unique both during the day, in the historical, commercial and shopping centres, but especially during the evening, as you may enjoy a wide variety of bars, restaurants and theatres for entertainment. Thessaloniki is renowned for its unique location along the Thermaikos gulf, its sunset, its long history, its monuments and museums as well as its distinguished cuisine. We hope that all the delegates will have a successful conference, along with the chance to enjoy some of the traditional Greek hospitality for which our country is widely known.

Taking this occasion, we would like to cordially invite you all to the 2019European Triple Helix Congress on Responsible Innovation & Entrepreneurship (EHTAC2019) on 30th September – 1st October 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece.


Dr Dimitri Corpakis and Prof Panayiotis H. KETIKIDIS 


Chairpersons of ETHAC2019

Prof Henry Etzkowitz 

Honorary Chairperson of ETHAC2019