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.

Triple Helix Collaborative Innovation for Responding to Emergencies, Disease & Disaster

InSTEDD (Innovative Support to Emergencies, Disease and Disaster), is a new non-profit innovation lab financed by Google.org and the Rockefeller Foundation, is working towards using new social networking capabilities for humanitarian coordination. The project aims to improve early disease detection and rapid disaster response by connecting and adapting ubiquitous free software like Facebook, Google Earth and Twitter. InSTEDD collaborates with universities, corporations, international health organizations, humanitarian NGOs and communities.

Managing Open Innovation

Open Innovation is an emerging trend where organizations reach outside their boundaries to develop new ideas, utilizing regional innovation systems and social networks to do so. An example of a specific corporate strategy often found in discussions of open innovation is Proctor & Gamble’s “Connect + Develop” strategy. P&G’s website reports more than 40 percent of their products now have a component of external collaboration.