International Triple Helix Institute (ITHI)

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       Upcoming Event: Workshop II, Global Entrepreneurial University Metrics (GEUM)
      Silicon Valley, 3-5 June 2016; 

Upcoming Conference: Triple Helix Conference XIV;  Heidelberg, Germany
25-27 September 2016; 

The International Triple Helix Institute (ITHI)  is a non-profit institution, Spun-off from H-STAR of Stanford University in 2013, originated at International Triple Helix Institute (IITH), Lasalle Innovation Park in Madrid of Spain, in 2008. With a regional innovation, entrepreneurship  and  development research remit, In general,  the ITHI staff keeps four missions:


    • create new educational or training programmes to prepare people for the new  innovation roles, like those who are managing and  working in science parks, high-tech zones and innovation parks, technology transfer offices, venture capital firms and incubator facilities and governments;

  • serve as a think tank through consultancy, brainstorming new innovation ideas and models, like “triple helix spaces” and the World Innovation Network;

  • do further research on the triple helix concept, especially entrepreneurial university, and try to have collaborations  with other organizations all over the world;

  • do more dissemination of the triple helix study ---- publishing important documents, delivering some  relevant information, organizing the collaborations based-on an international platform in Beijing and Silicon Valley.


A special feature of our Institute is to bring international scholars together for the “intelligent joint venture”, initially from China, Europe and the US. The ITHI staff looks forward to working with you to practice the triple helix concept.

        Interview with: Henry Etzkowitz

       Prof Henry Etzkowitz: Innovation in Innovation... in a Triple Helix (Feb.5, 2015)

       MTCC2014 Prof. Henry Etzkowitz    

        Interview with Henry Etzkowitz, President of the Triple Helix Associati
on (Oct 8, 2014)

        Interview with: Henry Etzkowitz

Interview with: Henry Etzkowitz

          Henry Etzkowitz at the 2013 University-Industry Interaction Conference

          UTT Entrepreneurial Conference 2012 - The Triple Helix Model

      Henry Etzkowitz.mpg. 2012                                                           Entrevista Henry Etzkowitz.wmv. 2010


       The latest publications: 

Working Paper:   Nine-Quadrants of the "Endless Frontier”: Triple Helix Technological Innovation Systems   May, 2016


To impel technological innovation in regional industries is key to a national strategy of innovation-driven development. This paper proposes a nine-quadrant model,  delineating  the relationship of the  Triple Helix innovation actors with three levels of technological innovation types —— independent innovation, re-innovation after import, and technological import —— and three stages of R&D activities from basic research to applied research to experiment & development.. The framework is utilized to develop a strategy to speed up formation of technological innovation systems  in the regional industries of China, Paradoxically, the Linear model and planned economy are  found to be in concordance with the non-linear model and a free market economy

Key Words:  innovation actors, university-industry-government triple helix for innovation, technological innovation system of regional industry, linear and non-linear innovation models, scientific research stages

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University Technology Transfer: The globalization of academic innovation
 Edited by Shiri M. Breznitz and Henry Etzkowitz  --- Routledge, 2015


       Building Technology Transfer within Research University: An entrepreneurial approach, November 2014      

         Henry etzkowitz 

The second academic revolution: The rise of the entrepreneurial university and impetuses to firm foundation in Building Technology Transfer within Research Universities: An Entrepreneurial Approach, Edited by Thomas J. Allen and Rory P. O’Shea

Chunyan zhou 

The path to the entrepreneurial university in China: A case study of Northeastern University, China. In Building Technology Transfer within Research Universities: An Entrepreneurial Approach, Edited by Thomas J. Allen and Rory P. O’Shea 

Special Issue of Social Science Information ---- Silicon Valley: Global model or unique anomaly, 

Volume 52, No.4,  December 2013


           Guest editor: Henry Etzkowitz

           Find the contents at  

Book: Social Entrepreneurship: Leveraging Economic, Political and Cultural Dimensions
Springer, 2013 
          Edited by  Anders Lundström,   Chunyan Zhou,   Yvonne von Friedrichs,  Elisabeth Sundin
Find the contents at    
Paper:  Can a teaching university be an entrepreneurial university?: Civic Entrepreneurship and 
 the Formation of A Cultural Cluster in Ashland, Oregon
by Henry Etzkowitz

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