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.

Profit from poverty: Turning victims into consumers

There are plenty of charitable foundations and public agencies devoted to helping the world's poor, many with instantly recognizable names like Unicef or the Gates Foundation. Private companies that manage to make a profit from helping the poor are rare. Donald Mcneil, Jr. writes about a little-known Danish firm that understands that social mission and profit can co-exist by developing products that are pleasing to the eye as well as life-saving. Vestergaard Frandsen, a Denmark-based company, started out making work uniforms.

Building Capacity through Cross-Border University Training

Education is an essential foundation for personal, social and economic success in a globalised economy. But how can developing countries offer enough education, particularly quality tertiary education, to their citizens to enable them to play a full part in creating and enjoying such success? A policy brief, published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), examines different models of "cross-border higher education" and outlines the benefits and risks associated with each.