Triple Helix Institute                                Silicon Valley -X

Global Entrepreneurial University Metrics 
Workshop II    

Palo Alto, 3-5 June 2016

Participants limited to 30       


The Global Entrepreneurial University Metrics initiative (GEUM) 1 is an international Working Group initiated by the International Triple Helix Institute (ITHI), CWTS Leiden University and Psychology in the Public Interest Program, North Carolina State University, under the umbrella of Triple Helix Association 2. The initiative began with 7 country teams from Brazil, China, Finland, Austria, Netherlands, Russia, USA at Workshop 3 hosted by CWTS Leiden in June 2015, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, International Division, and is currently being scaled up to 10 and more county teams that participate at a follow-on workshop to be held in Silicon Valley 3-5th June 2016. ( 

The international co-operation under the GEUM initiative aims at development of new entrepreneurial university metrics to be introduced into international (and national) university ranking systems as well as new ways and methods, quantitative and qualitative to measure, evaluate and assist entrepreneurial and innovative universities development worldwide. The intention is to go from case studies and specific indicators defining the role and essence of entrepreneurial university to undertake broad comparisons through the GEUM network, while also encouraging methodologies that take local special features into account, in their own right and for organizational transfer. 

Global Entrepreneurial University Metrics Workshop II is aimed at discussion of initial results from projects underway in Brazil, Finland and Holland, presentation of proposals under review in U.S, Russia, China, etc., as well as mentoring new progect teams and proposals in development. The Workshop will also engage in discussion with international ranking producers, in order to deepen the discussions on methods and metrics applicable to GEUM worldwide.

       Main Organizers: 

      Henry Etzkowitz, International Triple Helix Institute (ITHI), Triple Helix Association (THA)

      Alexander Bikkulov, ITMO University, Russia 

      Chunyan Zhou, International Triple Helix Institute (ITHI)

      Maria Laura Fornaci, Triple Helix Association (THA)


1 The Global Entrepreneurial University Metrics initiative (GEUM). URL:

2 The Triple Helix Association. URL: 

3 The THA co-organized the workshop “Entrepreneurial University Metrics: State of the Art and Future Directions”. URL:


Prof. Henry Etzkowitz, Ph.D, USA

Founder /President /CEO,  International Triple Helix Institute (ITHI); President, Triple Helix Association, Editor-in-Chief,  Triple Helix journal; Visiting Professor at CIMR, University of London Birkbeck; Stony Brook University, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Technology Policy University of London Business School; Special Advisor at Shandong Academy of Sciences, China.  

Loet Leydesdorff,Ph.D, Netherlands

Professor, University of Amsterdam, School of Communication Research, Honorary Professor, SPRU, University of Sussex; Guest Professor Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou; Visiting Professor, ISTIC, Beijing; Visiting Professor, Birkbeck, University of London

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Denis Gray, Ph.D, USA

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor in the Psychology 
Public Interest Program,
Department of Psychology, 
North Carolina State University, USA

       Elaine C. Rideout, Ph.D, USA

        Founder/CEO, WISERsystems, Inc., Raleigh, NC

        Adjunct Professor, Entrepreneurship Initiative, NC State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC 

Calestous Juma, Ph.D

Professor of the Practice of International Development
Director, Science, Technology, Globalization
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Kennedy School, Harvard University

Nicholas Vonortaus

George Washington University 

Mariza Almeida, DSc., Brazil

Professor, Head of on-going Brazilian GEUM project, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UNIRIO

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 Adrian Healy, Ph.D

 School of Geography and Planning

 Cardiff University


Alexander Bikkulov, PhD,  Russia

Assistant Professor, Head of Centre for Project Development and Fundraising

Deputy head of on-going Russian GEUM project, ITMO University 

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Karl-Heinz Leitner, Austria 

Research Scientist, Austrian Institute of Technology and Professor for Innovation Management at the Center of Entrepreneurship and Applied Business Studies, University of Graz

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      Stephanie Beyer

       University of Bamberg, Sociology Department, Germany

Kanetaka M. Maki is the Japan Program Research Associate at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and an International Affiliated Fellow at National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP). Maki holds a Ph.D. in management from the University of California, San Diego. He received M.A. in Media and Governance and B.A. in Environmental Information, both from Keio University. Maki’s research interests are in the fields of socioeconomics of innovation & entrepreneurship, science policy, and university industry technology transfer. He has three streams of research contribution: (1) the institutional design of entrepreneurship in connection with research universities; (2) startup success rates; and (3) comparative quantitative research, in particular innovation streams in Japan.

    Anne Kovalainen, Ph.D

    Management and Entrepreneurship,
    School of Economics
    University of Turku, Finland

Seppo Poutanen

Senior Researcher
Dr. Soc. Sc., Docent of sociology
Management and Entrepreneurship
School of Economics
University of Turku

Rebecca Wilbanks

Ph.D. candidate in the Program in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University

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Mathias Wullum NielsenPhD Sociology 

Mathias Wullum Nielsen is Postdoctoral fellow in Gendered innovations History Department,

Stanford University 

     Sandra Hausmann

     Academic Outreach US

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Evan N. Feinberg, 

Ph.D candidate in biophysics at Stanford University

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    Justin Axelberg 

    Center for Technology Policy and Management,
    University of São Paulo

       Most Weng

     Educational Economy and Management Zhejiang University
     Visiting Student, UC Berkeley 

     Matti W Karinen

     Research Assistant – Knowledge Governance

     Management and Entrepreneurship
     School of Economics
     University of Turku

Chunyan Zhou, Ph.D

Director, International Triple Helix Institute (ITHI), Palo Alto, USA
Member of the Editorial Board , Triple Helix journal
Co-Director /Senior Research Fellow, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Center, Shandong Academy of Science, Jinan, China


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20:00 -22:00, 3 June 2016,  Friday 

Dinah’s Garden Hotel

Welcome social event (poolside reception)


All day, from 9:00, 4 June 2016, Saturday 

Free Images
Building 300,Room 303, Main Quad, Stanford University 


Brief participants’ introduction  


Project overview panel 

    • Entrepreneurial Vision and Metrics, Henry Etzkowitz (International Triple Helix Institute) - 20 minutes
    • Hierarchy of Universities, Stephanie Beyer (University of Bamberg)- 5 minutes
    • Questions & Answers. - 5 minutes



Reports on GEUM research results and application activities in different countries by the year

    • Brazil: Proposition and validation of Entrepreneurial University indicators. Mariza Almeida (Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UNIRIO) - 10 minutes;
    • Brazil: Metric for Entrepreneurial Universities Based On An Extensive Survey Among University Students. Justin Axelberg (Center for Technology Policy and Management, University of São Paulo) - 10 minutes;
    • Finland: Workability of Entrepreneurial University Indicators: Case Finland, Anne Kovalainen, Seppo Poutanen and Matti W. Karinen, Turku University - 10 minutes;
    • Russia: Comparative study of the innovative activities of the Russian universities: methodical issues and results. Alexander Bikkulov (ITMO University) - 10 minutes;
    • Austria: Comparative evaluation of 4000 start-up companies in incubator environment. Karl-Heinz Leitner (Austrian Institute of Technology Innovation Systems Department Research, Technology and Innovation Policy; University of Graz) - 10 minutes
    • China: Entrepreneurial University research and practice in Zhejiang University, Mosi Weng, Zhejiang University, P.R. China -10 minutes

10:50 – 11:20


11:20 – 12:30

Reports on GEUM Proposals Submitted: US NSF SciSip

    • Proposal Overview. Chunyan Zhou (International Triple Helix Institute) -10 minutes
    • So What? The Trouble with Inputs: Applications for Methodology Development. Elaine Rideout (North Carolina State University) -10 minutes
    • Constructing Gender Indicators for University Metrics. Love Borjeson on behalf of Mathias Wullum Nielsen (Stanford University) -10 minutes)
    • Rhetorical analysis - AUTM Better World. Rebecca Wilbanks (Stanford University) -10 minutes
    • Data Mapping Algorithm, Evan N. Feinberg (Stanford University) -10 minutes


Introduction of new GEUM Research Groups: 

- Spain (5 minutes), David Urbano, Autonomous University of Barcelona

- UK (5 minutes), Rachel Webber, Cardiff University

- Japan (5 minutes), Kanetaka Maki, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies




Discussions on GEUM methodology:

    • Introduction. Chair Denis Grey (North Carolina State University). 5-10 minutes
    • Results of International Expert Feedback in Russian Case. Quantitativ Approach Tricky Points. Alexander Bikkulov (ITMO University). 5-10 minutes
    • Qualitative View. Mariza Almeida (Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UNIRIO). 5-10 minutes
    • Discussion. 30-45 minutes


Brainstorming Session – Group Work on Methodologies, 2 groups:

    • Group 1: Quantitatively oriented -indicators selection/development 
    • Group 2: Qualitatively oriented - data analysis/ metrics
    • Group 3: Interview/cases study –indicators and data confirmation

15:50 – 16:00


16:00 – 17:00

Group 1-3 Reporting from the groups and summary discussions


Brainstorming: Action for the future research

19:00 -21:30

Meeting Dinner

5 June 2016, Sunday

9:00 – 10:15

Triple Helix Metrics: Widening the Metrics Scope 

    • Alternative metrics. Loet Leydesdorff (University of Amsterdam) -20 minutes
    • Comments: Calestous Juma, Kennedy School, Harvard University - 5 minutes;
    • Comments: Nicholas Vonortaus, George Washington University – 5 minutes
    • Discussion – 45 minutes

10:15 - 10:30 



10:30- 11:10 

Publication and Metrics

    • The potential of open access publishing. -Sandra Hausmann (Frontiers) 15 minutes
    • Should knowledge be free? -Alexandra Elbakyan (Sci-Hub) 15 minutes
    • Questions and Discussion

11:10 – 12:00

Way Forward panel:

    • Should we establish our own ranking system? Henry Etzkowitz
    • Entering the existing universe of rankings. Alexander Bikkulov


Concluding remarks and discussions. Closure of the meeting

GEUM Panel and mini-Workshop for Heidelberg Triple Helix Conference, 25-27 September 2016

13:00 – 15:00

Patio Barbeque – Henry Etzkowitz & Alice  Chunyan Zhou

       Accommodations: At Dinah's Garden Hotel (

Special Average Room Rate for This Workshop Participants: $ 120

3 June, 8:00 -10:00 pm, Poolside Reception, included in the registration fee

4 June, Lunch and Dinner, included in  the registration fee

Reservations may be made by emailing . Reservations via email will only be confirmed if they are accompanied by a valid credit card, expiration date and identify themselves as International Triple Helix Institute participants.  Click here to download Dinah's Garden Hotel Credit Card Authorization Form

Hotel will not be responsible for replying to email reservations or confirming reservation requests that do not provide credit card information.  Reservations may also be made by calling the hotel’s main line at (650) 493-2844; please identify yourself as International Triple Helix Institute participants in order to receive the negotiated, discounted rates.  The cut-off date for accepting reservations for Group at the discounted rates is May 13, 2016


 Registration fee is $200 for researchers and $400 for company representatives. 

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 In case you have any questions contact Alexander Bikkulov ( and Chunyan Zhou  (