Welcome to the winter edition of the Triple Helix Association Magazine: Hélice, December 2014.
After having celebrated the winter holidays, we are pleased to present an issue of Hélice comprising highly interesting academic and policy discussions, as well as news of Triple Helix and innovation events.
The Triple Helix Association Journal, published by SpringerOpen reaches an important milestone. Triple Helix: a journal of university-industry-government innovation and entrepreneurship is well underway, with eleven articles published in the first year. We would like to congratulate Henry Etzkowitz (Editor-in-Chief), Christiane Gebhardt (Associate Editor) and Anne Rocha Perazza (Managing Editor), the Editorial Board, and all the reviewers, for their magnificent efforts in turning an idea into a reality. So ‘Happy First Birthday’. We all look forward to reading more interesting articles for many years to come.
The 2015 Triple Helix Conference: Academic-Industry-Government Triple Helix Model for Fast-Developing Countries is shaping into an exciting event. The Conference will be held in Beijing, China, on 21-23 August 2015 and will be hosted by the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, This issue of Helice includes the Call for Papers and detailed instructions for authors. We would urge you to participate in the Conference, and we look forward to seeing you in Beijing.
In President’s Corner, we have President Henry Etzkowitz, and Guest Author, Alex Etzkowitz, discussing the issue of Europe of the Future and the Future of Europe: the Innovation/Austerity Choice. With the countries in Europe experiencing an economic downturn, the authors detail experiences from the US, and propose a methodology to reverse the situation.
Scientific papers in this issue discuss different aspects of innovation, policy and the Triple Helix model: (i) Genesis of the Incubator Movement in Brazil: How the need for New Software Companies helped Foster the Development of Dozens of Incubators All Over the Country (Eduardo Moreira da Costa, J Fabio Marinho de Araujo); (ii) The Fourth Helix: Innovation Journalism (David Nordfors); (iii) The Essence of Co- in Innovation Generation: Living Labs in a University Environment (Juan A Bertolin); and (iv) How do prevailing National and Regional Innovatison Systems affect University Contribution, and transformation towards building an Entrepreneurial University? Insights from a study of the Life Sciences area in Stockholm and Vienna (Anne Swanson and P D Dr Karl-Heinz Leitner). Also, Patricia Alencar Silva Mello presents an overview of her recent Innovation Tour.
Finally, we have news on THA activities conducted by our Association members, as well as updates on THA New Members, the THA Webinar Series, THA Chapters, and the regular Call for Papers section.
We would welcome your comments on this issue and we invite you to submit articles, news items or announcements to Hélice,
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(Editor in Chief)
Europe of the Future and the Future of Europe: the Innovation/Austerity Choice
Henry Etzkowitz, Alex Etzkowitz (Guest Author)
TRIPLE HELIX SCIENTIFIC NEWS
Genesis of the Incubator Movement in Brazil: How the need for New Software Companies helped Foster the Development of Dozens of Incubators All Over the Country
Eduardo Moreira da Costa, J Fabio Marinho de Araujo
The Fourth Helix: Innovation Journalism
How do prevailing National and Regional Innovation Systems affect University Contribution, and transformation towards building an Entrepreneurial University? Insights from a study of the Life Sciences area in Stockholm and Vienna
Anne Swanson, P D Dr Karl-Heinz Leitner
Patricia Alencar Silva Mello