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The 2019 European Triple Helix Congress on Responsible Innovation & Entrepreneurship  

© 2019 ETHAC

FROM STARTUP TO SCALE-UP: HOW TO ENGAGE BUSINESS ANGELS IN GLOBAL STARTUPs & WHAT ARE THE POLICY BARRIERS

This workshop will be delivered by Prof Panayiotis Ketikidis (Board Member of the European Business Angels Network and High Commissioner at the World Business Angels Forum). The workshop aims at training the audience on how to acquire business angels support and what are the key success factors (evidence-based) of successful scale-ups. Similarly the main policy barriers will be exemplified and solutions to improve this ecosystem will be proposed. Key national/international investors will be present during this workshop. 

 IMPLEMENTING AND RAISING AWARENESS OF RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN A BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CENTRE SETTING 

This workshop will be delivered by Dr Vasiliki Kiparoglou (Chief Operating Officer National Institute for Health Research Oxford) and Dr Lorna Henderson (Clinical Research Manager) and will consist of a presentation of the National Institute for Health Research Oxford Biomedical Research Centre focussing on lessons learned and challenges in trying to implement the different frameworks of RRI in the Oxford BRC community (a partnership between Oxford University Hospitals and the University of Oxford) taking policy implications into account. The framework includes studies on gender equity, open access, public engagement, training and education, and technology transfer.

EU PROJECT MATCH-MAKING EVENT (ON OPEN SCIENCE, DIGITALIZATION, INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP)

This event will be facilitated by Mr Nikos Zaharis (Director at the South East European Research Centre, Greece). The event aims at engaging the audience into identifying common R&D interests and mapping them against open/forthcoming EU calls in order to develop international consortia. Mr Zaharis holds more than 25 years of experience in the field of bid development and EU research programmes and has successfully won and implemented more than 60 funded projects across various financing tools. 

RISE: RESPONSIBLE INNOVATION IN SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEMS

This workshop will be delivered by Mr Francesco Niglia (Head of RRI Unit, Link Campus University, Italy). The workshop is expected to impact directly on the activities of the RISE initiative, by providing more consolidated results, more participants and a list of other stakeholders to be potentially engaged. New ways to explore the wide socio-economic sustainability will be spotted during the open discussion among participants. The workshop will also debate about the role of education into an innovation strategy for such ecosystems as well as about solutions to share responsibilities among stakeholders within an innovation ecosystem.

TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND PATENT-BASED MARKET ANALYSIS: THE QUANTITATIVE PATH TO RRI

This workshop will be delivered by Guido Chiarotti and Tommaso Portaluri (IN Srl., Italy). The workshop will involve the participants in the discussion of a patent based, quantitative perspective on RRI. Within a complex ecosystem, such an approach creates a shift within the RRI concept: RRI governance itself emerges indeed as a result of concurrent interactions of the different actors at the micro, meso, and macro level. The workshop aims at discussing the magnitude of this shift and its relevance for the management of risks (both from an innovation and investment perspective) at early stage (low TRL). Building on co-occurrence measures on patent, publication and production data, it is possible to rebuild a network of interactions across different scientific field, technological sectors, and firms. 

CONNECTING THE DOTS TO CREATIVE COLLABORATION

This workshop will be delivered by Dr Tina Lee Odinsky-Zec (Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Centre, Zagreb School of Economics & Management, Croatia). The workshop demonstration will engage participants in a creative collaboration challenge. The audience will experiment with basic elements of art (dots and lines) individually and then in pairs and/or groups to test their own innovation potential and creative expression with and through strangers in the room. This method has been originally developed by the facilitator in the classroom for the course, Applied Creativity and Innovation as well as spun out for corporate training. There will be an opportunity for individual and group reflection on the process and outcomes in different contexts. 

PAN-EU DIGITAL & RESPONSIBLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILL-GAP ANALYSIS & TRAINING NEEDS: THE CASE OF DIGI-GRENT

This workshop will be delivered by members of the DIGI-GRENT project (funded by Erasmus+, 2018-2021). The project aims at developing a unified training framework for digital & responsible entrepreneurship by first, looking at the existing skill-gap within the EU. The consortium (industry and universities from Spain, Poland, Italy & Greece) will exemplify to the audience the existing skill-gap and will show-case key approaches towards tackling the identified needs via an innovative triple-helix approach. 

A QUADRUPLE HELIX APPROACH TO RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION: EVIDENCE-BASED EXPERIENCE FROM FIT4RRI

This workshop will be delivered by members of the FIT4RRI project (funded by H2020/SWAFS, 2017-2020). The project aims at developing a quadruple-helix based framework for organising responsible research and innovation (open science, open access, ethics, gender equality, public engagement, governance, science education) experiments. Feedback and lessons from experimenting the implementation of RRI in 4 organisations will be debated: Optical monitoring (University of Liverpool, UK), Material science (University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy), Data mining ( Open University UK), Energy (ISQ, Portugal). 

SCEnATi - THE NEXT GENERATION SUSTAINABILITY TOOLKIT FOR RESPONSIBLE INNOVATION

This workshop will be delivered by Representatives of the Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre, United Kingdom) and will consist of a demonstration of the SCEnATi toolkit (www.scenat.com). This toolkit is used by global players such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce, TATA Steel, COSTA Coffee, Jaguar Land Rover (and others) in order to assess their environmental, economic and social impacts and achieve more responsible innovations. 

THE ROLE OF THE TRIPLE HELIX ASSOCIATION IN SHAPING EU POLICIES ON INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

This workshop will be delivered by Ms Maria Laura Fornaci (Executive Director, Triple Helix Association, Italy) and will consist of a presentation of the Triple Helix Association (THA) and its global networks of stakeholders. The THA is the leading global organization promoting and enabling triple helix interactions that lead to growth and proven regional development. The THA, as initiator of the "triple helix model" is a key policy influencer worldwide. The workshop would focus on the next-generation trends faced by this sector. 

TERRITORIAL RRI & SMART SPECIALISATION TALK

This talk will be delivered by several partners of the TeRRItoria project - a top H2020/SWAFS initiative investigating responsible research and innovation (RRI) in relation to regions and smart specialization covering: territorial actors involved in RRI, embedding RRI in smart specialization strategies; institutional change in territorial organizations.