Title: University-industry-government partnership working on sustainable development goals in Brazil

Authors: Karen Louise Mascarenhas; Sigmar Malvezzi; Adam D. Hawkes; Drielli Peyerl; Pedro Gerber Machado; Julio Romano Meneghini

Addresses: Institute of Psychology, University of São Paulo, Brazil; Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK; Research Centre for Gas Innovation, University of São Paulo, Brazil; Sustainable Gas Institute, Imperial College London, UK ' Institute of Psychology, University of São Paulo, Brazil ' Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK; Sustainable Gas Institute, Imperial College London, UK ' Institute of Energy and Environment, University of São Paulo, Brazil; Research Centre for Gas Innovation, University of São Paulo, Brazil ' Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK; Research Centre for Gas Innovation, University of São Paulo, Brazil; Sustainable Gas Institute, Imperial College London, UK ' Polytechnic School, University of São Paulo, Brazil; Research Centre for Gas Innovation, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Abstract: This paper aims to provide insights into the capabilities of a university of working cooperatively with the industry and the government, to promote the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and foster the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Through the case study of a Brazilian research centre, structured in a triple helix model (university-industry-government), the potential of this tripartite partnership is explored in the context of long-term timeframe research. The contribution of the research centre towards the SDGs is analysed through its main activities. It suggests that information and dissemination of knowledge about the impacts generated by research, business, policy and behaviour are fundamental means to kindle a new mentality aligned with the SDGs. Therefore, it indicates that the triple helix model may boost a faster and more efficient trajectory that embraces a broad spectrum from research to implementation, which enables more feasible contributions to the SDG targets.

Keywords: university; sustainable development goals; SDGs; Agenda 2030; triple helix model; research centre; long-term project; partnership; energy; climate change.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2021.10039592

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2022 Vol.12 No.1, pp.42 - 63

Received: 01 Apr 2020
Accepted: 06 Jan 2021

Published online: 21 Feb 2022 *

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