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Maureen McKelvey keynote speaker at the XVI Triple Helix Conference 2018

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Maureen McKelveyThe XVI Triple Helix Conference 2018 took place at the University of Manchester, England, between 5 and 8 September 2018. Maureen McKelvey, Professor at the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Gothenburg was the first keynote speaker of the conference.

McKelvey’s speech addressed Knowledge-intensive Innovative Entrepreneurship. The conceptualization of knowledge-intensive innovative entrepreneurship provides a new understanding of how and why a specific type of entrepreneurial firms impacts the economy, due to the central position of innovation in modern industries and services and the essential role of new firms in the economic growth of countries. This type of firm is also highly dependent upon interactions among heterogeneous actors through innovation governance, and therefore, they especially depend upon the dynamics of their ecosystem in terms of interactions between different actors in the knowledge-based economy.

This view of a particular type of entrepreneurship thus links the intense use of knowledge by the new ventures with their intense innovative activity, which together constitute knowledge-intensive innovative entrepreneurial ecosystems. McKelvey's keynote speech also provides empirical evidence, as well as develop our understanding of this phenomenon using empirical probes of medical innovation and sports innovation.

About the Triple Helix Conference

Across the world, states and city regions are facing huge societal, economic, environmental, and political challenges whose solutions require concerted new efforts and innovative partnerships. The 2018 International Triple Helix Conference brings together academia, government, business, and community to share effective practices and to advance the frontiers of knowledge about collaboration for economic progress, social development and sustainability, and the role of cities and regions as enabling spaces for these interactions.

More information can be found here: http://thc2018.org