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.

Internet Changes the Rules for Marketing

The dot.com boom may have fizzled, but innovative Web sites are grabbing a big piece of marketing dollars. At the same time, they are giving consumers a voice on what products and services they like and dislike. Fortune's Jeffrey O'Brien reports how one such site, Yelp.com, has become an online platform for user reviews of local businesses in many cities in the US.

Collaborative Problem Solving on the Web

Collaborative problem solving is being taken to new heights by organizations offering prizes and other incentives to find innovative solutions to difficult technical and scientific problems on sites such as InnoCentive.com, yet2.com and NineSigma.com. Such prizes persuade scientists from around the globe to solve difficult problems for corporations, foundations and non-profit organizations that do not have the expertise to solve themselves.