Scenario > Technology Transfer through Triple Helix – Project of European Social Fund

This is a future scenario* to show how the charter can create a shift in how Multi-level governance (MLG) is applied in Europe. It has been developed during the “Engagement Interviews”,  (Brussels – 03-04/2012).

* The following story is a fiction imagined during the co-creation process and does not engage the public authorities or stakeholders eventually mentioned.


Elena Constantinou, Director of Services, Cyprus Region (Cyprus)

“The Multi-level Governance Charter which has been signed by the Cyprus Region, is encouraging the implementation of the Triple Helix. The aim is to build technology transfer through the model of Triple Helix. The idea is not only to create the communications between levels of government, but also bring this multi-layered communication and collaboration between academia, government and business. Research and innovation can be brought effectively to the market through strong partnerships. The collaboration between different levels of industry, research and government creates more clarity as to what the market, or customer needs. The way MLG principles are reflected is through the development and operation of enterprise liaison offices in universities, operating in the republic of Cyprus. These offices are funded nationally through the European Structural Fund. Three levels of government are participating in this project. The communication and collaboration between different sectors as well as different levels of government shows how innovation can be created. MLG is in fact influencing the way businesses do business and universities do academia with one another!”

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