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.

Innovating with Cell Phones to End Poverty

The populations of development countries are embracing information and communication technologies, starting with what is most affordable: cell phones and airtime. Their spending on ICT increases faster than spending in any other category, including health, education and housing. Already by the end of 2006, 68% of the world’s mobile subscriptions were in developing countries, where many are using their cell phones to innovate, solve problems, and increase their living standards.

The Institute for Triple Helix Innovation – Headlines & Highlights

Global connectivity, technology development and accelerated knowledge creation are bringing about unprecedented opportunities for innovation. Rapid development yields an ever-changing landscape that favours agility, flexibility and dynamic partnering between sectors and disciplines - across traditional boundaries. By creating new value chains we can leverage our collective expertise and create profitable, evidence-based collaborative innovation that also hold the greatest promise for impacting our most intractable social challenges.