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.

When it Comes to Innovation, Geography is Destiny

How important is “geography” to innovation and adoption? New innovations have a much higher rate of success in Silicon Valley than elsewhere in the US. Perhaps this is because one quarter of all venture capital in America goes into Silicon Valley, but other triple helix factors play a role too. The photo to the left shows some of the many parrots now making a home and thriving in Amsterdam.

Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable

The GUIRR is chartered under the National Academies of Science to provide a forum for senior members of the three sectors (government, university, industry) to meet three times a year to define and explore critical issues related to the national and global science and technology agenda that are of shared interest; to frame the next critical question stemming from current debate and analysis; and to incubate activities of on-going value to the stakeholders.