Academia • Industry • Government

The aim of the Institute for Triple Helix Innovation is to harness and leverage the complementary expertise of academia, industry and government to facilitate new systems for innovation and novel collaborative processes for creative development.

By serving as a center for collaboration technologies, a champion for flexible organizational structures, and an arbiter of triple helix best practices, the Institute endeavors to foster international, interdisciplinary collaborations amongst the public and private sectors and develop new methodologies for achieving economic and social benefit.

Creative Disruption - Innovation during the Great Disruption

Difficult economic times suggest that 2009 should be a tough year for innovation. Scott Anthony forecasts a slowing of innovation as economic woes increase, in a January, 2009 Forbes article. Consumers and corporations are likely to continue to tighten their collective belts, raising the innovation bar substantially. Markets and managers are likely to brutally punish activities that look like distractions. The good news is that many of today's biggest companies were formed during recessions, like General Electric, IBM, Kraft, McDonald's, Walt Disney, and Electronic Arts.

More than 250 Million Europeans Regularly Use Internet, Says Commission's ICT Progress Report

More than half of Europeans are now regular Internet users, 80% of them have broadband connections and 60% of public services in the EU are fully available online. These are the findings of a Commission report on the results achieved so far with i2010, the EU's digital-led strategy for growth and jobs. 77% of EU businesses, 67% of schools and 48% of doctors are now benefiting from fast broadband connections. In 2007, the Internet attracted nearly 40 million new regular users in the EU (now 250 million in total).