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.

Global research community bridges digital divide between Africa and Europe through high speed network link

African research capacity is to be boosted through a high speed network link connecting the UbuntuNet Alliance to the international research community via the GÉANT2 network. The connection between the UbuntuNet Alliance’s network hub in London and the GÉANT2 network enables researchers and scholars in Sub-Saharan African universities and research institutions to share information and data and to collaborate through a 1 Gbp/s link with their peers in Europe and the rest of the world.

Collaboration: Unlocking the Power of Teams

Collaboration and work-flow moved into second place in CIO Insight’s late 2007 Top Trends Survey list of the most strategic technologies. This confirmed what CIOs and other IT executives had been reporting about the field’s growing importance to their businesses and prompted Allan Alter of CIO Insight to write a report describing data from more than 180 respondents on the reasons behind the technologies’ increasing significance, which tools are making the greatest impact and how broadly they’ve been adopted.