The University Catolica del Norte is operationalizing the Triple Helix model in Antofagasta region


Prof. Emilio Ricci  of the University Catolica del Norte UCN, Antofagasta Chile, THA organizational member,  Director of the project “Enforcement of the Triplehelix innovation mode”, 2015-2017, based on  the Triple Helix theoretical model, started a process of awareness raising, engagement and bottom up policy designing, with all the regional stakeholders (public and private institution and scivil society) of the Antofagasta region.

The process which works in synergy with the regional innovation strategy of the Antofagasta region, intends to enhance a participatory policy making approach in the following strategic innovation areas for the region:

  • Water, with focus on reciclying
  • Toursim with focus on protection of bio-diversity
  • Culinary Tourism
  • Eco-construction
  • Renewabale energies

In addition to this, Prof. Ricci managed to secure additional fundings form the European program Erasmus +: STARS in order to support social innovation initiatives based on the Triple Helix model,  focusing on “CBT” tourism for the regional development of the  Santa Maria Island (Antofagasta region, Cile), in cooperation with other international regions (Madeira, Canarie Islands, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Salomon Islands).

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(Vía: Triple Helix Association)