The ‘Grand Challenges’ of the Triple Helix

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Marina Ranga
Triple Helix Research Group, H-STAR Institute, Stanford University
Miércoles, 17 Octubre 2012 - 12:00

This presentation introduces the concept of Triple Helix systems as an analytical construct that systematizes the key features of university-industry-government (Triple Helix) interactions into an ‘innovation system’ format defined according to systems theory as a set of components, relationships and functions. This conceptual framework offers a broad perspective for understanding the sources and development paths of innovation, and can be an attractive paradigm for regions that aim to enhance their knowledge base and create “steeples of excellence” around research themes with commercial potential and innovative firms. Triple Helix systems delineate how new regimes appear through creative reconstruction and provide new insights into innovation dynamics.


Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación
Edificio 8E, Acceso J, Planta 4ª (Sala Descubre)
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia | Camino de Vera s/n

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Professor Ranga holds a European PhD and an MSc in Science and Technology Policy studies, both from the Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU), Sussex University, UK. She is currently CEO of the Triple Helix Research Group plc Belgium, a Visiting Fellow in the School of Business, Management and Economics, University of Sussex, UK and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Nuclei of Studies in Innovation, Knowledge and Work at the Federal Fluminense University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Prior to coming to Stanford, she held Assistant Professor positions in Innovation Management at Newcastle University Business School, UK, and Groningen University, the Netherlands, and research positions at SPRU, Sussex University, UK and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

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