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.

Why Do Manufacturing Firms Choose to Collaborate on Innovative Projects?

SSTI digest reports (5/16/07) on findings from the Center for European Economic Research regarding the motives of collaborative firms. In Motives for Co-operation: Evidence from the Canadian Survey of Innovation, Tobias Schmidt categorized firms based on their reasons for engaging in collaborations: 1) Cost sharing for innovation; 2) Accessing external knowledge; 3) To enable scale-up in production; and, 4) To develop commercialization activities.

New Website for Social Entrepreneurs

Social Edge, a program of the Skoll Foundation, is a Web site for social entrepreneurs. The site offers live discussions, blogs and other resources for sharing ideas on succeeding in business with a "social profit" motive. They offer links to communicate and share ideas with others, as well as to read about the past experiences of leading social entrepreneurs.