We would like to thank our readers for their interest and the very positive inputs for our inaugural issue of Hélice. Feedback indicates that Hélice offers a lively platform for interaction between scholars, practitioners and policy-makers.
Hélice provides an opportunity for innovation policy and practice dialogue, and for the exchange of views on research in a less formal and more cooperative and interactive environment. For this purpose we have an open dialogue philosophy, where we welcome feedback, comments, critiques, additions or alternative opinions, as well as reflections on any published article.
Hélice represents a forum to publicize your research to a wide and knowledgeable audience, and to rapidly disseminate research results. If you have working papers, short articles, or comments on
the published articles, as well as news about ongoing or prospective projects, etc, to contribute to the THA Newsletter, we would be delighted to consider them for inclusion in future issues.
In this volume, we are pleased to present articles from (a) Martin Meyer, who provides a overview on indicators and the Triple Helix with bibliometric guidance, (b) Dessy Irawati, who reflects on
academic-business-government interactions in a timely article on Indonesia, which is the 2012 Conference venue, (c) Per Erik Ellström and his colleagues, who share their experiences with the
HELIX Excellence Centre at Linköping University, and (d) Guilherme Ary Plonski, whom we are happy to announce as the Hélice Brazilian regional correspondent, who shares his experiences
at The Center for Technology Policy and Management at University of São Paulo.
This issue also includes information on new initiatives. To strengthen THA membership internationally, we established a THA Global Chapter Programme to set up regional THA Chapters for
those with an interest in the Triple Helix field to meet and share ideas at a local forum. We also include details on the international THA Ambassadors Programme, where we are reaching out to
appropriately qualified professionals who feel they would like to become TH Ambassadors. If you have an interest in either initiative, the TH Association would be pleased to receive an application.
We as the Editors of Hélice, and TH Association, appreciate your time and interest in receiving news from us. We encourage you to share your reflections to sustain and extend the innovative
dialogue that Hélice is initiating, and invite you to contribute to this effort.
For further information, and for publication in Helice, please contact Devrim Göktepe-Hultén at *email address protected*, or Sheila Forbes at *email address protected*.
We wish you a pleasant and enjoyable Spring and look forward to hearing from you!
THA Annual Conference 2012
An update from Bandung, Indonesia
Eko Agus Prasetio, Amir Manurung
The Triple Helix 10th International Conference 2012 will be held in Bandung, Indonesia, from 8-10 August 2012, at the elegant Grand Royal Panghegar Hotel.
TRIPLE HELIX SCIENTIFIC NEWS
Triple Helix Indicators – a Bibliometric Perspective
What better way to provide an overview on indicator work than with some bibliometric guidance! The literature on both the Triple Helix in general and Triple Helix indicators has grown substantially over the past ten years
ABG as an Indonesian Way to understand and implement the Triple Helix in ASEAN
ABG stands for Academic, Business, and Government, and it is understood by the Indonesian as the way to implement the Triple Helix. This notion was rooted before the term Triple Helix became popular terminology in Indonesia for studying the actor interplay in creating dynamic, conducive, and supportive business environment by having three relevant actors.
Creating Knowledge for Impact – a Triple Helix Approach
Mattias Elg, Per-Erik Ellström, Malin Tillmar
The vision for the HELIX Excellence Centre at Linköping University (www.liu.se/helix) can be captured by the phrase Knowledge Creation for Impact, that is, to carry out research that contributes significantly to scientific knowledge and, at the same time, adds value to practice.
The Center for Technology Policy and Management at University São Paulo
Guilherme Ary Plonski
University of São Paulo (USP) is a public university in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, with approximately ninety thousand enrolled students on eleven campuses.
TRIPLE HELIX ASSOCIATION NEWS
THA Membership Committee News
Triple Helix Chapters
‘Tic, Tac, Toe’: Filling Triple Helix Gaps
Devrim Göktepe-Hultén and Sheila Forbes