The Triple Helix in a context of global change: continuing, mutating or unravelling? London, Sunday 7 – Wednesday 10 July 2013
Never has the Triple Helix mission been more timely. Globally the economy faces significant challenges – unemployment, low or no growth, spiralling healthcare needs, rapidly emerging digital business models, unsustainable changes to the environment. The need for universities and businesses to work together and take action alongside governments is critical.
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The 2013 Triple Helix Conference will integrate highly topical contributions from world class academics and researchers with business and policy forums to address the key question:How can the Triple Helix approach build ‘the enterprising state’ in which universities, businesses and governments co- innovate to solve the global economic challenges? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXiq4Z-xa34 In this context timely themes for the conference include:
2011. The IX Triple Helix International Conference “Silicon Valley: Global Model or Unique Anomaly?” (http://www.triplehelixconference.org) has been held on 11-14 July 2011 in Stanford University, California, USA.
2010. The Triple Helix VIII International Conference on University, Industry and Government Linkages has been held on 20-22 October 2010 in Madrid, Spain. The main theme of the conference has been “Triple Helix in the Development of Cities of Knowledge, Expanding Communities and Connecting Regions”.
2009. The seventh conference (Triple Helix VII – http://www.triple-helix-7.org/) was held inGlasgow in June 2009. The Conference encompassed three panels (Ministerial, Universities, Industry).
2007. The sixth conference (Triple Helix VI -http://www.nus.edu.sg/nec/TripleHelix6/) was held in Singapore in May 2007. The Conference theme was: Emerging Models for the Entrepreneurial University: Regional Diversities or Global Convergence.
2005. The fifth conference(Triple Helix V) was held in Turin, Italy in May 2005 with the theme “The Capitalization of Knowledge: Cognitive, Economic, Social and Cultural Aspects.
2002. The fourth conference Triple Helix IV was held both in Copenhagen, Denmark and Lund, Sweden (November 2002); the conference theme was “Breaking Boundaries and Building Bridges”, which reflected on the conference site: the bridge as a metaphor for boundary spanning interactions, linking the different national cultures and innovation systems.
2000. The third conference (Triple Helix III), held in Rio de Janeiro (April 2000), was titled “The Endless Transition”. Its theme was the relationship of science, industry, and government and their role in creating the conditions for future innovation. A special focus was placed on the contribution of research in job creation and social wealth.
1998. The second conference (Triple Helix II) took place in Purchase, New York (January 1998) and dealt with “The Future Location of Research”.
1996. The first Triple Helix conference (Triple Helix I) was launched in Amsterdam in January 1996 with a meeting titled “A Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government Relations”.
In order to promote and strengthen its activities at the national and multi-national levels, the Triple Helix Association encourages the creation of national chapters with the following purpose: (1) Stimulate the interaction between the Triple Helix actors (universities, enterprises and government), in order to foster research, innovation, economic competitiveness and growth; (2) Perform and disseminate studies, reports, analyses and scientific findings related to all aspects of Triple Helix interactions; (3) Organize Triple Helix conferences and summit meetings, as well as other meetings of relevant scientific interest; (4) Promote international exchanges of scholars working in the areas of interest for the THA; (5) Assist in the education of students, scholars and practitioners in areas of interest for the THA; (6) Prepare and perform joint projects involving Triple Helix actors, funded by regional, national or international sponsor agencies; (7) Ensure a wide communication and visibility of their activities to the local, national and international community by creating and maintaining own websites. The Triple Helix Association Chapters are under the coordination of THA Membership and Strategy Committee. Procedure for the creation of Triple Helix Association Chapters