First THA Chapter comes to life in Tomsk, Russia
The THA Membership Committee is pleased to announce the approval of the first THA Chapter, to be established in Russia under the coor dinat ion of Tomsk Stat e University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR) University, Tomsk, for an initial two-year period: September 2012-September 2014, with the possibility of renewal for subsequent two-year periods.
The Russian THA Chapter will take active leadership in fostering national and regional economic development through the application of the Triple Helix principles, building a national representation of the THA, and Helix players in Russia and around the world. The Chapter will take on an educational role to increase the awareness and understanding of Triple Helix issues.
TUSUR University, the coordinator of the Russian Chapter, is a top Russian university of technology striving to become the first entrepreneurial university in the country. The university promotes interdisciplinary r esear ch and en t r epr eneur ial education, has a developed innovation infrastructure, joint R&D projects with industry, and is the core of the Tomsk Regional Innovation IT and Electronics cluster.
It leads an Association of high-tech firms and has an extensive regional and national network of universities, institutions, professional and business associations. It is a member of the Russian Association of Entrepreneurial Universities, and is ranked in the top ten universities in Russia in terms of i n n o va t i v e t e ch n o l o g i es a n d entrepreneurship indicators.
We wish the Russian THA Chapter lots of success, and hope their example will stimulate applications for setting up Chapters in other countries. For further information, please contact Dr Marina Ranga, Chair THA Membership Committee at *email address protected*. Details regarding the application procedure are available at the THA website:www.triplehelixassociation.org.
THA Book Review Section Launched
Hélice is pleased to announce the launch of a new section, the Book Review Section.
The Section will provide an overview of newly published books in the science and technology area, including books that address theoretical approaches and case studies on Triple Helix, innovation, and the entrepreneurial university.
Publishers will provide reviewers with a free copy of books on request. Reviews should be 700-1100 words, and include author(s) details, book title, publication date, name of publisher, number of pages, cost, ISBN, and references cited, as well as the reviewer’s name and institution.
Helice is currently seeking reviewers for the published work: Innovation: Key to America’s
Prosperity and Job Growth by Tapan Munroe and John Ahlquist, 2012, CreateSpace.
If you are interested in reviewing this book, and can complete the review within a four-month period fromreceipt of the book; please contact Dr Mariza Almeida, Book Review Section Editor at (*email address protected*). Please include a brief (one paragraph) indication of your background and current research interests.