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Prof. Henry Etzkowitz

President Triple Helix Association & International Triple Helix Institute

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Palo Alto, California


Professor Etzkowitz is a scholar of international reputation in innovation studies as the originator of the 'Entrepreneurial University' and 'Triple Helix' concepts that link university with industry and government at national and regional levels. As President of the Triple Helix Association (THA), he is at the centre of a unique international network of several hundred scholars and practitioners of university-industry-government relations. Henry is also the co-founder of the Triple Helix International Conference Series, which has produced a series of books, special journal issues and policy analyses since it started in Amsterdam, 1996. Henry is Editor-in-Chief Triple Helix. Henry is Visiting Professor University of London, Birkbeck, CIMR; University of Edinburgh Business School and in the Department of Technology and Society, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Stony Brook University, US. From 2009-Henry is affiliated with Stanford University as a fellow of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research and then H-STAR currently Center for Design Research. Prior to coming to Stanford, he held the Chair in Management of Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise at Newcastle University Business School, UK. He received a BA in History from the University of Chicago, PhD in Sociology from the New School for Social Research and Phd Hon. in Engineering from Linkoping University.

Areas of interests in TH research

Areas of competence and expertise in TH research

Entrepreneurial university, Boundary mechanisms, regional innovation

Main works and publications

Professor Etzkowitz is the author of Triple Helix: University, Industry Government Innovation in Action (Routledge, 2008), MIT and the Rise of Entrepreneurial Science (Routledge, 2002) and co-author of Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology (Cambridge University Press, 2000), Public Venture Capital (Harcourt, 2000). His next book is The Entrepreneurial University He publishes regularly in Social Science Information, Research Policy, Science and Public Policy, R&D Management, European Planning Studies and Minerva. He has edited numerous special issues including Silicon Valley: Global Model or Unique Anomaly Social Science Information Dec. 2013.

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