Dear Hélice readers

A warm welcome to the Summer 2018 issue of Hélice!

Our 16th Triple Helix International Conference will take place at the University of Manchester on 5-8 September in Manchester, United Kingdom. The 2018 International Triple Helix Conference brings together academia, government, business, and community to share effective practices and to advance the frontiers of knowledge on the theme ‘The Triple Helix and Beyond – A New Era’ about collaboration for economic progress, social development, and sustainability, and the role of cities and regions as enabling spaces for these interactions. For more information on the event, please visit the conference website: http://thc2018.org.

We are also pleased to announce the 2nd International Triple Helix Summit which will take place on 10-13 November 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The main theme of the event is ‘The Role of Government/Academia/Industry in Building Innovation-Based Cities and Nations’, and the call for papers is open for submission up to 15th of August, 2018. Please visit www.triplehelix.ae for more details.

In our President’s Corner, Professor Henry Etzkowitz calls attention to industrial policy’s future, stressing the fact that industrial policy is becoming an increasingly recognized and accepted policy arena for different national production models.

In this Hélice we have three papers which are relevant to industrial policy to some extent. The first publication Detroit and Southeast Michigan – the 21st Century Global Center for Mobility by Paul Krutko, focuses on lessons learned and replicable professional practices that STP and AI leadership can employ – demonstrating the power of the areas of innovation in creating new collaborative platforms. The second paper, Cross-Industry Policy by Neil Rubens, looks into cross-industry interactions (within the industry strand) and suggests ways in which tailored government policy could foster and benefit from these interactions. The final publication, Financing Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development by Danilo Piaggesi, is shaped as proposals for the Inter-American Development Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
In the book review section, we have a comprehensive chapter-by-chapter review of Per Davidsson and Johan Wiklund’s book New Perspectives on Firm Growth completed by Catia de Assis Silva das Chagas, Mariléa da Silva Oliveira, Roberta da Silva Lopes and Branca Terra.

We have selected interesting publications for you: (1) Dynamics of Triple Helix Relations in the Development of Cleaner Technologies: Case of a Chinese Power Equipment Manufacturer by Yan Yang, Henry Etzkowitz, Shoujun Yin and Yihong Luo published in Innovation and Development; and (2) Synergy in Knowledge-Based Innovation Systems at National and Regional Levels: the Triple-Helix Model and the Forth Industrial Revolution by Loet Leydesdorff published in Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, Complexity (2018).

There are numerous interesting and ongoing activities of the Triple Helix Association, Regional Chapters, Regional Correspondents, and we present our new individual and organizational members as well.

As Editors, we appreciate your interest in the Hélice Magazine, and invite you to publish articles or submit new items for publication. We truly believe that the future is in the young professionals and we would like to strongly encourage our individual members to be engaged in our shared collaborative work of shaping the content of Hélice. Also, we encourage our regional chapters to look for specific potential contributors from the university-industry-government community and for topics which could be potentially interesting and useful for them.

For further information, please contact Liana Kobzeva (Editor in Chief) at 05.liana@gmail.com, or Sheila Forbes (Managing Editor) at sheila.forbes@strath.ac.uk. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Liana Kobzeva



Call for Contributions

Distributed to scholars, practitioners, policy-makers, and public administrators, in academic, industrial organizations, and research establishments, Hélice has an audience of around 3.000 worldwide. This makes Hélice just the place to publish your latest research ideas and recent work. We also welcome news items related to up-an-coming events or international conferences; call for papers; project reports; job postings; and other relevant activity that you or your organization is organizing or has recently organized, and would like to tell our readers about. Forthcoming deadlines for submission are 28 August 2018 (Fall/September 2018 issue), and 28 November 2018 (Winder/December 2018 issue).

For further  information please feel free to contact

Sheila Forbes
Managing Editor