Editorial Welcome

A warm welcome to the Spring edition of Hélice.

We open this issue with Henry’s discussion on the potential role of the T riple Helix in handling global crisis. After Henry’s introduction to this year’s conference theme of Addressing Ecosystem Challenges in the Era of Crisis, Djordje Pinter and Emanuela T odeva present further the theme of the conference, as well as the thematic areas. The 2016 Annual Conference will held in Heildelberg, Germany, in September 2016, and hosted by the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). The conference organisers are still accepting papers and the abstract submission is still open. For more information on how to make a submission, please see page seven, or alternatively contact Djordje Pinter or Emanuela Todeva directly.

We include three scientific articles in this issue (i) Triple Helix models of innovation: are synergies generated at national or regional levels (Loet Leydesdorff); (ii) Open innovation as driver of economic development in emerging markets: as assessment of two T riple Helix projects in Southern Africa (Daniel Nel and Davis Cook); and (iii) From fundraising to innovation ecosystem development: a case study (Andre Hattingh).

In our book review section, Branca Terra and her colleagues provide an extensive review of the book Innovation U 2.0: Reinventing University roles in a Knowledge Economy by Louis G Tornatzky and Elaine C Rideout. The Book Review Editor, Branca Terra, welcomes your original and interesting reviews on publications related to the Triple Helix theme.

We present new publications by Triple Helix members, as well as interesting and ongoing activities of the Triple Helix Association: Thematic Resear ch Groups News; News from our Chapters; and TH A News. An especially warm welcome to new TH A members, individual and organizational, including J AMK, Finland (Platinum, and Tomsk State University, Russia (Gold).

We hope that you enjoy the articles in this issue, and that they inspire you to consider how past work, current endeavors, and future collaborations can be combined to facilitate innovation in communities across all scales, from local to global. We also hope that the ideas presented will develop in the minds of our readership, and potentially spark new projects and approaches to study and apply the Triple Helix framework in different contexts.

The Triple Helix Journal, as always, welcomes your submissions, with a promise of a fast but high-quality review process. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Anne Rocha Perazzo, the Managing Editor.

The Association is re-launching the Working Papers Series, and we are also calling for Mentors. Further information is available from the new Series Chair, Maria Jose Herrero Villa.

As Editors, we appreciate your interest in the Hélice Magazine, and invite you to publish articles or submit new items for publication. Feel free to share your updates and news, and make your research visible via Hélice.

For further information, please contact Devrim Göktepe-Hultén (Editor in Chief) at devrimgoktepe@gmail. com, or Sheila Forbes (Managing Editor) at sheila. *email address protected*.

Letters to the Editor

Readers are encouraged to share their views on matters related to Triple Helix or other issues.

Please send your letters to:
Devrim Göktepe-Hulten
Editor in Chief
*email address protected*

Letters may be edited for publication.

Devrim Goktepe-Hulten (Editor in Chief)
Sheila Forbes (Managing Editor)
March 2016