Happy Birthday Triple Helix Journal

THA JournalAfter one year of existence, the Triple Helix Journal is now well under way.

At the end of December 2014, eleven articles are already online and in open access (see list below), Two special issues are nearly complete:

Innovation’s Future (inaugural issue), and
The Spatial Dimension of Innovation: Triple Helix and the City

while three other special issues are to follow, two originating from the 2014 Triple Helix Conference in Tomsk, and the third on the theme Institutions, Intermediation and Triple Helix Relationships.
Your proposals for special issues and article topics are most welcome!



Triple Helix Journal, articles currently on-line:

Four dimensions to observe a Triple Helix: invention of ‘cored model’ and differentiation of institutional and functional spheres
Chunyan Zhou
Triple helix and residential development in a science and technology park: the role of intermediaries
Friederike Bellgardt, Jürgen Gohlke, Henriette Haase, Roman Parzonka
Gendered innovations: harnessing the creative power of sex and gender analysis to discover new ideas and develop new technologies
Londa Schiebinger
Innovation today: the Triple Helix and research diversity
Alain-Marc Rieu
Smart cities: the state-of-the-art and governance challenge
Mark Deakin
Technology platforms in Russia: a catalyst for connecting government, science, and business?
Irina G Dezhina
Information flow within the West African innovation systems
Eustache Mêgnigbêto
Can synergy in Triple Helix relations be quantified? A review of the development of the Triple Helix indicator
Loet Leydesdorff, Han Woo Park
Organizing product innovation: hierarchy, market or triple-helix networks?
Rune Dahl Fitjar, Martin Gjelsvik, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
Technological catch-up and the role of universities: South Korea’s innovation-based growth explained through the Corporate Helix model
Myung-Hwan Cho
Implementing the Triple Helix model in a non-Western context: an institutional logics perspective
Yuzhuo Cai

Do you know the story behind the Journal’s cover image?
The drawing was included in a recent retrospective exhibition of the work of LeCorbusier, renowned modernist architect and artist at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and was licensed by the THA from the LeCorbusier Museum and Foundation in Paris.
LeCorbusier’s work is well represented in Brazil, where among other projects, he designed the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro’s Ferrajotte campus. In 1929, he took a flight over the Amazon region, saw helical structures inscribed in the landscape and drew them together with the inscriptions: the solution to the crisis and the law of serendipity. Your thoughts and interpretations of the image are invited for a future issue of Helice.
Our next challenges are to get the Triple Helix Journal indexed in the Web of Science as well as in Scopus, encourage a steady flow of high quality contributions from the Triple Helix and broader innovation communities, and achieve a strong impact factor.
The Journal is also open to additional sponsors. Please let us know of any organizations, foundations, or individuals who might be interested in supporting our triple open access publication.

Henry Etzkowitz, Editor-in-Chief
Anne Rocha Perazzo, Managing Editor
Christiane Gebhardt, Associate Editor

Triple Helix Journal

The following is a copy for an ad that Springer will be placing for the Journal:

Triple Helix – A Journal of University-Industry-Government Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The official Journal of the Triple Helix Association, www.triplehelixassociation.org.
is a fully sponsored, peer-reviewed journal published by SpringerOpen

Our Mission: The Journal is Triple Open access: *Open to diverse innovation perspectives, *Free to authors, *Free to readers. Global reach is exemplified by article abstracts in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian Spanish and Portuguese as well as English.

Our Remit: The Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations is an internationally recognized model for understanding entrepreneurship and innovation, organizational and technological, the changing dynamics of academia, firms, public authorities, Civil Society, clusters and eco-systems. The aim of the journal is to publish interdisciplinary research on socio-economic development for an international audience covering analysis, theory, policy, case studies, measurements and empirical enquiry at the local, regional, national and multi-national levels, in developing and developed societies.

Our Contents: Inaugural Issue: “Innovations Future,” twenty articles, followed by Spatial Dimensions of the Triple Helix. Coming up: Post-Soviet Innovation and Institutions, Intermediation and Triple Helix Relationships, as well as path-breaking research articles.

in association with the XIII Triple Helix Conference 2015 at
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (21-23 August 2015)
University-Industry R&D Connections:
boundary-spanning bridges or boulevards of broken dreams ?
Deadline for submissions: 1 November 2015 : Anticipated publication date: December 2016

Guest Editors
Poh Kam WONG, National University of Singapore (*email address protected*)
Robert TIJSSEN, Leiden University, Netherlands; Stellenbosch University, South Africa (*email address protected*)
Mei-Chih HU, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, China (*email address protected*)
Jin CHEN, Tsinghua University, China (*email address protected*)

This special issue will be devoted to new studies and insights on university engage-ment with the business sector in general, and R&D cooperation with industry in particular.

The subject area is becoming a top priority at universities worldwide, especially universities of technology and those who see themselves as an ‘entrepreneurial university’. Their activities on the interface of science and industry are seen as an increasingly important feature of their ‘third mission’ profile as academic ‘engines of innovation’.

Productive academic interactions with the business sector are driven by many factors, covering the range from spontaneous micro-level individual initiatives, to meso-level university missions and strategies, and macro-level government policies with longer term socioeconomic goals. The objectives and processes of those university
-industry encounters span a range of outcomes – from sharing expensive testing equipment to co-developing new medicines.

Although each university operates within its unique environment, with its own set of research priorities and focal areas, they may have much in common in their motives and strategies when addressing corporate R&D needs, spinning out their own science-based companies, and interacting with the world’s largest technology companies.

The current academic literature comprises many disconnected case studies scattered across a range of subfields and scholarly journals. It is still relatively small literature – especially in Asia, Latin America, and Africa, in need of expansion and coherence to draw out lessons of general interest to university research management and government policy-makers.

We welcome manuscripts on university-industry R&D connections and interactions, emerging from basic research or from applied practice-oriented studies. Our main interest is on studies from the university perspective. Any paper on a topic of relevance to scholars, administrators, or managers, will be considered: from case studies of individual universities based on scientometric data, conceptual or theoretical papers of university-industry linkages within science-innovation ecosystems, to papers dealing with issues at multidisciplinary interface of management, business, and innovation studies.

If you have an interest to submit a manuscript for this issue, please consider the possibility of joining us at the Triple Helix Association’s XIII Triple Helix Conference 2015 in Beijing, China (21-23 August 2015) to present your paper at our special session on this topic.