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.

The Innovator's Social Network

The concept of innovation has evolved significantly over the last decade. It now appears that inherent successful innovation can be explained by the influence of the social networks and social capital. Originally based on tangible forms of capital and the necessity of technology pull and push, innovation management is now integrated in a larger system. The innovator’s social network contains knowledge and information obtained from multiple connections in the social capital embedded in organisational and Inter-organisational network.

Collaboration: Speculating about the future

Randolph Kent's Think Piece for the Humanitarian Futures Programme considers the inter-relationship between the changing dimensions and dynamics of humanitarian threats and new forms of collaboration. and seeks to identify critical changes in the environment in which humanitarian organisations will have to operate over the coming decade and various innovative practices that will alter many aspects of traditional collaborative practices and structures. The past two decades have witnessed an upsurge in formal and informal collaborative mechanisms at global, regional and national levels.