Hélice Issue 2

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Summer Greetings!

Towards the end of academic year we welcome you to the Second Issue of Volume Two of the Triple Helix Association Newsletter – Helice.

Once an oxymoron has today become the focus of a burgeoning amount of academic studies: the Entrepreneurial University. Universities worldwide have been increasingly focusing on engaging in the third mission. They have been encouraged to commercialize their academic research results, create new companies, as well as protect their intellectual property.

This issue provides an opportunity to present selected studies on entrepreneurial activity in three different national contexts. It is often difficult for young and aspiring scholars to communicate their work in mainstream journals as well as in other academic settings. We have, therefore, invited young and aspiring scholars whose work on entrepreneurial universities has made an important contribution to the literature. We encourage you to follow up other studies by these young scholars.

Articles presented result from their doctoral studies, and these include (a) Entrepreneurial Universities: Determinants, Impacts, and Challenges (Maribel Guerrero and David Urbano), (b) The Process of the Formation of an Entrepreneurial University in Russia (Nataliya Ivashchenko and Tatiana Pospelova), and (c) The Role of Researcher in Developing an Entrepreneurial University (Azele Matthieu).

The topic has been further strengthened by Professor Henry Etzkowitz’s reflection on The Entrepreneurial University Wave.

In the Book Review section, we present a review of Tapan Munroe’s latest book, Innovation: Key to America’s Prosperity and Job Growth by Branca Terra Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil.

The THA is also pleased to announce the launch of a new Springer journal in 2014 -Triple Helix: a Journal of University-Industry-Government Innovation and Entrepreneurship (THJ). This is a milestone achievement for THA, and we encourage responses to a call for papers for the inaugural issue on “Innovation’s Future”.

Finally, we would like to draw your attention to the article by Birgitte Anderson and Will Hutton, Raising the Potential of the Triple Helix. Co-innovation to Drive the World Forward, on the forthcoming Triple Helix XI Conference to be held in London, 8-10 July 2013. Things are shaping up nicely for what looks like another stimulating THA Conference!

We as Editors of Helice encourage you to share your reflections which will help sustain and extend the innovative dialogue of Helice. For information, or for publishing in Helice, contact
Devrim Goktepe-Hulten (*email address protected*), or Sheila Forbes (*email address protected*).

We wish you a pleasant and enjoyable summer, and look forward to welcoming you to the Triple Helix XI Conference in London.

Devrim Goktepe-Hulten and
Sheila Forbes
June 2013

THA Journal to Launch in 2014
Henry Etzkowitz, Christine Gebhardt and Daniela Italia

Dear Colleagues and FriendsWe are delighted to inform you that contractual arrangements have been successfully agreed between the Triple Helix Association (THA) and TUSUR University, Tomsk, in cooperation and with full THA editorial control, and between THA and SPRINGER, to publish Triple Helix: A Journal of University-IndustryGovernment Innovation and Entrepreneurship(THJ). The THJ will launch in 2014 as an open access, on-line publication, free to all individuals and universities, and to “bronze level” firm and government THA members.

Raising the Potential of the triple Helix Co-innovation to drive the world forward
Birgitte Anderson and Will Hutton
The Triple Helix’s mission1could hardly be more timely. Globally the economy faces two existential challenges: how to create sustainable growthgiven the vast overhang of private debt in Asia, Europe and North America, and how that is to be done given the disruptive – if transformational – impact of digitalisation on traditional business models. The response has to be smart, radical and above all innovative, imposing a new urgency on universities, business and government to work together in a clear-eyed and decisive way. With our backs against the wall, we have to innovate our way out of this crisis.

The free University-Business Cooperation (UBC) workshoprun by the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre, the Triple Helix Association and the University Industry Innovation Network will shine a spotlight on the topic of University-Business Cooperation. Attendees will hear from and discuss relevant issues in cooperation between universities and business including entrepreneurship, collaborative research, commercialisation of research and development (IP) results, collaborative curriculum development, mobility and lifelong learning.

Strategy for Success: Learning from Failure and Ambivalence in Triple Helix StudiesUniversity Business Cooperation (UBC) is a relationship in flux, reflecting issues of transition from an industrial to a knowledgebased society. UBC is undergoing a transformation from a dyadic university-business relationship, either to solve firm problems or source new products and provide an outlet for academic research that has evinced commercial implications, to a broader-universityindustry government (UIG) relationship. UIG incorporates the older UBC relationships while expanding their purview to include

Entrepreneurial Universities: Determinants, Impacts, and Challenges
Maribel Guerrero and David Urbano
Traditionally, universities tend to be large organizations that by nature are not very entrepreneurial in their focus; however, the incorporation of an entrepreneurial orientation into a university’s mission could change this convention (Kirby et al, 2011). During the last ten years, our main research focus has been to understand the phenomenon of entrepreneurship within universities in different countries (e.g. Ireland, Spain, Mexico, Iran, etc).

 The Process of the Formation of an Entrepreneurial  University in Russia 
Nataliya Ivashchenko and Tatiana Pospelova
The prospects of social and economic development and the maintenance of high economic growth rates in Russia, with its great intellectual and industrial potential, are related to the realization of its potential, and to the development of sectors of high technology, while overcoming its dependence on the export of raw materials. 

The Role of Researcher in Developing an Entrepreneurial University
Azele Mathieu
Not all universities are full-fledged entrepreneurially organized. However, within those universities, some researchers are entrepreneurially-oriented. They may not necessarily be involved in spin-off activity; but in the tradition of the Triple Helix concept of combining the conventional activities (research, teaching, participation to the governance of the university, etc.), and new ones (interactions with industry, protection of their IP, spin-off activities, etc.).

The Entrpreneurial University Wave
Henry Etzkowitz
Entrepreneurship arose as part of a broad cultural and social transition, the break with tradition in all areas of human endeavor and the transition to modernity. The invention of new social and cultural formats, as well as new forms of business enterprise, may all be viewed through the lens of entrepreneurship. Rather than limited to the business realm, entrepreneurship can be identified in governmental, academic, and cultural spheres. 

The Triple Helix International Conferences have established a well-earned track record of offering a keynote platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences on the interaction between government, industry and academia for sustained economic growth.


Innovation: Key to America’s Prosperity and Job Growth
Tapan Munroe





Secretary General:
Daniela Italia
*email address protected*

Editorial Board Chair
Devrim Göktepe-Hulten *email address protected*

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