The Spring term is already half way and we have been busy with teaching, research, scientific communications and preparing the Spring issue of Hélice.
The 2015 Triple Helix Conference: Academic-Industry-Government Triple Helix Model for Fast-Developing Countries will be held in Beijing, China, on 21-23 August 2015 and will be hosted by the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University. To celebrate the Conference, we have devoted the scientific content of this issue to articles from authors in the Asian Continent.
Asian economies have surged ahead and their expansion has been fuelled by the demand for higher education from a rapidly growing middle-class. To meet this demand and to keep pace with economic changes that include the global shift of industries in Asia, the region’s universities and their research needs to be upgraded. Hence, the Triple Helix Conference being held in China later this year is very timely.
Many universities in Asia have already been through a revolution in teaching and research, brought about by the transformation of elite higher education into mass higher education. Since universities are the cradle of innovation, university-based research needs to be connected more closely to society and industry. The purpose of this issue is to bring researchers together to discuss university-industry-government (U-I-G) relations and innovation diffusion in Asia, and to point the way towards a successful conference in China, involving many excellent opportunities for formal and better interaction during the Conference.
Hélice includes an interesting set of scientific papers: Thailand and Application of STI in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Competition (Janunee Wonglimpiyaret, Thailand); Innovation in Malaysia – the Next Step (Teh Pei Lee and Pervaiz K Ahmed, Malaysia); Case Study on Collaboration between Sungkyankway University and the Samsung Group (Pieter Stek, South Korea); Overcoming Latecomer Disadvantages in Technological Catching Up through user sponsored Triple Helix Collaboration (Yudong Gao, P R China); and Towards an ‘Entrepreneurial University Model’ – the Chinese Way, evidence from three top research universities in China (Xiaodong Zhou and Ye Liu, P R China).
Our President’s Corner in this issue, features an essay which provides an insight into Innovation Games and offers thought provoking ideas on the topic.
We include news of the appointment of the THA Secretary General, Professor Riccardo Viale, who is renewing his commitment to the Association, and we look forward to his contributions in future issues of the Magazine.
In addition to THA Members’ publications, we include details of papers published in the official THA journal (Triple Helix – A Journal of University-Industry-Government Innovation and Entrepreneurship). These reflect the contemporary interests of the Triple Helix research community.
The next presentation of the THA Webinar Series will be on Tuesday 5 May 2015. This Webinar will address Critical Success Factors in University-Industry Collaboration. Dr Ashley Stevens, President of Focus IP Group, LLC will talk on The Role of Academic Technology in the Pharmaceutical Industry; while Dr Bob Smailes, a Partner with Gunn and Twynmore, will enlighten us on Academic-Industry Consortia. We would like to encourage you to participate.
Finally, we include THA Chapter News from the Chapter of Greece and the Chapter of South Asia; a call for partners and collaborators from the Thematic Research Group on National Innovation Systems; details of new THA members; THA News; and Call for Papers.
As Editors, we appreciate your interest in the Hélice Magazine. We are pleased to be receiving positive interest and feedback from a wide and knowledgeable audience including members of the Triple Helix Association. Thank you for your interest and input in making the Magazine a congenial, cooperative, and interactive environment. We encourage you to share your reflections to sustain and extend the innovative dialogue of Hélice.
To publish articles in Hélice and for further information, please contact Devrim Göktepe-Hultén at devrimgoktepe@ gmail.com, or Sheila Forbes at *email address protected*.
(Editor in Chief)