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.

World Malaria Day: Global Research Needed to Address a Disease without Borders

In recognition of World Malaria Day (April 25, 2008), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), released two documents that describe a set of actions—national as well as international—that lay the scientific foundation for continued public health advances in the struggle against malaria. The theme of this inaugural World Malaria Day, “A Disease Without Borders,” reflects the worldwide impact of malaria and underscores the increased need for global collaboration.

The Wisdom of Patients: Health Care Meets Online Social Media

Social media on the Internet are empowering, engaging, and educating health care consumers and providers. While consumers use social media -- including social networks, personal blogging, wikis, video-sharing, and other formats -- for emotional support, they also heavily rely on them to manage health conditions. The collective wisdom harnessed by social media can yield insights well beyond the knowledge of any single patient or physician.