Dear Hélice Readers
Welcome to the current issue of Hélice which presents a view on the continuous variability of the conditions for Triple Helix collaboration in national economies and at the global level. It emphasizes the dependence of success on the personal position and understanding of the characteristics of the current conditions by those involved in the decision and policy-making that change production and society.
Anna Kucirkova in her article “The Ultimate Guide: Everything you need to know about Industry 4.0” discusses the technological and social conditions of production activities, due to the use of nine cornerstones of Industry 4.0 that change efficiency and productivity (big data analytics; the industrial internet of things; horizontal and vertical system integration; autonomous robots; simulation; augmented reality; cybersecurity; the Cloud; additive manufacturing). She draws attention to the specific aspects of the tasks that determine the role of universities and governments in minimizing the possible costs, and increasing the effects of technology development.
The article by Olga Ustyuzhantseva “Practicing Inderdisciplinarity: Challenges and Insights” draws our attention to the possibilities of interdisciplinary alliances as a mechanism to increase efficiency in the implementation of the special role of universities supporting assimilation of new technologies by manufacturing and social systems. Universities cooperation is considered to be a way to overcome possible barriers of state borders. The article is focused on the practice of the Center for Policy Analysis (Tomsk State University), in collaboration with the Siberian State Medical University (SSMU), and Maastricht University. The Master Program “Innovations and Society” (Erasmus + Program) through the Potanin Foundation. Attracting core business to the program examination is connected to the simplification of recruitment and obtaining positions for the program graduates.
“Science and Technology (S&T) Policy for very Developing Countries like Pakistan” by Rahmat Ullah pays attention to the special role of government support in using the emerging S&T window of opportunities in areas that give rise to drivers for their economies and social development. It could help not to miss the ongoing wave of transformation of manufacturing and social processes and ensure their own economic, technological and social (in particular – health and food) safety. The fundamental tool for ensuring growth (among eleven of them) is the state-business entrepreneurial partnership, outlining the key areas of innovations and investments in the spheres of science and technology breakthroughs for all economic actors. Universities have the crucial role of adequate training for new sectors of the economy.
The article “Effectiveness of the Nuclei of Technological Innovation (NITS) in the Transference of Technology through Patents in an Entrepreneurial University: the Case of CTIT UFMG” by Adelaide Maria Coelho Baêta, Carolina Campolina, Rebello Horta, Cássia Regina Alves Mendes, pays attention to the need to ensure the speed and
Cover: Contributed by Professor Henry Etzkowitz
multilevel of technology transfer by an entrepreneurial university (using the example of Coordination of Transference and Technological Innovation (Coordenadoria de Transferência e Inovação Tecnológica) of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (CTIT-UFMG) and its Technology Transfer Office, called Nucleus of Technological Innovation (Núcleo de Inovação Tecnológica – NIT)). At the same time, synchronization with the market research outlining the possibilities of scaling the technological solutions, becomes extremely important.
Maria Vivar-Simón and Nekane Errasti in their article “Born to Cooperate: The Case of Mondragon University and Basque Industrial Companies” emphasizes the value of quick and flexible cooperation for product release in an environment where technological solutions and resources for manufacturing are dispersed across national or regional borders. Knowing people who should be addressed (in business, universities, governments and communities) in creating technological cooperation, provides not only competitiveness and sustainability of businesses, but also their ability to be responsible for socio-economic development.
The section named “Young Professionals” contains interviews with people who retain the diversity for the next step of the professional trajectory, expanding their own horizons.
As Editors, we appreciate your interest in the Hélice Magazine, and invite you to publish or submit new items for publication. 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 *email address protected*, or Sheila Forbes (Managing Editor) at *email address protected*.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Liana Kobzeva
(Editor in Chief)
*email address protected*
March 2019


Cover: Contributed by Professor Henry Etzkowitz
Frank Lobdell, Anderson Collection, Stanford University, courtesy of Jinx Lobdell



Published by the Triple Helix Association  –  ISSN 2281-4515


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