Welcome to the Helice pages. Each author and reader of Helice presents a unique trajectory that unfolds in three domains.
The first domain is our activity in organization or territory where we can work with specific processes and achieve practical results. Such activity is a source of unique case studies. The second domain is our participation in networks and associations, when we get additional value by being included in a unique environment for information and knowledge exchange. And, the third domain presents research interests and the implementation of concepts and approaches, in our case, the Triple Helix model and related research and frameworks.
The THA seeks to bring together all the actors who have found the possibility to combine three domains in their activities and to support their action at the local level by providing access to the experience of the THA members and the results of their research.
A unique opportunity for the THA is the formation of a research landscape and its annual renewal through summits and conferences in different regions of the world, enabling more researchers to comprehend their research in triple helix perspective.
An important part of the research landscape of the Triple Helix is region of innovation capable of self-renewing the economy and moving from a mature technology package to a new one. Helice authors often draw attention to the need for processes manifestation in regions in the Triple Helix framework.
Here are just some of the processes that create challenges for the Triple Helix actors. The first process is the need for the mass development of new skills and competencies by residents of the region to create new jobs and companies. In the global knowledge economy, educated, qualified and creative people have become the greatest asset and basic condition for the regional development. People with new skills become the basis for the implementation of social and economic programs of the future. The focus of the most progressive regional governments is migration policy, which is aimed to ensure the flow of human capital for new sectors of the economy, as well as creating an attractive environment for joint activities. Communities that are forming around new practices and economic phenomena are playing an increasingly important role. And it is precisely the communities that create the “magnet” for attracting new people.
The second process is stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship, supporting a business growth strategy and export initiatives. In general, today the image of the result is widespread, which is a competitive entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region. This policy aims to bridge the gap between the resources necessary for the development of high-tech business and their availability in the region. Regions that have managed to concentrate resources and organize access to them are given the opportunity for enhanced growth of business.
The third process is the manifestation and support of new phenomena in the economy, united by the general term of new industrial revolution, including those expressed in developing services and platforming. The digital transformation and change of business models affects absolutely all industries, completely changing the nature of employment and the business landscape in the region. These challenges are the main source of demand for new models of cooperation of the Triple Helix actors. It is also necessary to develop the “ability” of public administration to recognize innovations – to develop “optics” in order to manifest and protect innovative processes, including through the implementation of legal exceptions.
These processes create opportunities for knowledge networks, which include the Triple Helix Association. The current stage of regional development requires institutional transformation, which involves the implementation of new rules and the achievement of consensus among a wide range of actors. Today, at a practical level, the Triple Helix design approach is in demand as an approach to the institutional transformation of the regional economy. Creating such a Triple Helix design handbook, first based on cases, and in the next step, in the form of techniques, can become a format for disseminating the principles of the Triple Helix model among a wide range of actors, including non-members of the THA. The second opportunity is the launch of specialized Triple Helix based initiatives focused on the development and implementation of new regional innovative policies.
On the Helice pages, we welcome the new organizational and individual members of THA, who join us in a unique knowledge-sharing environment.
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 05.liana(at)gmail.com, or Sheila Forbes (Managing Editor) at sheila.forbes(at)strath.ac.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Liana Kobzeva
(Editor in Chief)

December 2019



Published by the Triple Helix Association  –  ISSN 2281-4515

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