International Triple Helix Institute (ITHI)


Silicon Valley  X

Apologies Postponed. New date to be determined. Will be announced ASAP. If any questions, kindly contact Prof. Zhou at 

ITHI Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum . 2019 .

 The Triple Helix and Silicon Valley:

        Entrepreneurial university, start-up and capital in regional innovation and development

Join us in June 8-10 to: 

* Learn the Triple Helix theory and its practice in innovation and entrepreneurship
* Connect to the Valley and meet people from a variety of countries and fields
* Visit and understand the heart of world tech innovation — Silicon Valley

For the detail info please click here

For those who wish to see more in California, follow this Forum, we design a  three-day Workshop in South California. 

The Forum, The Triple Helix and Silicon Valley (THSV), will held at Stanford campus on June 8-10, 2019, presenting various innovation initiatives in the Silicon Valley from a Triple Helix perspective, with Stanford University, Silicon Valley and the Triple Helix as three sessions:

S1: The Triple Helix Theory and Practice — Silicon Valley’s secret 

The university-industry-government Tripe Helix is the key to innovation and growth in a knowledge-based economy. Increased interaction among university, industry and government as relatively equal partners, is the core of the Triple Helix model for economic and social development. New developments in innovation strategies and practices arise from this interaction, as the Triple Helix becomes a platform for “institution formation.” This session includes:

How to organize regional innovation, triple helix spaces, public/private venture capital, 

innovation instruments such as science parks, incubators and technopoles, 

as well as university, industry and government in the triple helix.

S2: Silicon Valley’s Future — an innovative region’s evolution

Silicon Valley is unique in having had a Triple Helix in place for more than a century. In the Valley, new organizational formats to promote innovation, such as the incubator, Science Park and venture capital firms, were developed and disseminated by regional development organizations. They are themselves a synthesis of elements of the triple helix and provide the infrastructure for transition from industrial to knowledge-based society. We will focus on: 

Joint Venture Silicon Valley, IT Clusters, Incubators/ Accelerators for entrepreneurship, 

local, national and global  networks for innovation and entrepreneurship.

S3: Stanford Open Innovation System — continuously creating new organizations 

Stanford University as a successful entrepreneurial mode is the generative source of the Silicon Valley. It is that the generation of such novel institutional structures realizes the Triple helix.  The entrepreneurial university supersedes and incorporates the contrasting 19th century Newmanian and Humboldtian academic paradigms, respectively focused on teaching and research, expanding academic roles from teacher, to researcher to entrepreneur. The university’s enhanced status is based on its ability to develop new techno-economic paradigms and tease out technological and economic implications from research. We will look closely into: 

Some interdisciplinary research centers, Office of Technology Licensing, 

the first science park worldwide and the entrepreneurial accelerator StartX. 

In addition, participants will explore the Silicon Valley with the Forum organizers. Site visits include:

* Stanford University campus/research centres and its Science Park/ StartX
* Apple New Headquarter and Google main campus
* Selected Incubators/ Accelerators

For the detail info please click here   

Download  Forum Participant Information Sheet


          About the Forum Registration 

         The registration fee is $1000/person (Deadline May 25, 2019). 

       Early bird registration fee is $900/person (before April 1, 2019). 

       For other payment ways such as bank Wire-transfer, West Union, as well as other questions/problems please                      

       Contact: Alice C. Zhou at or  or Tel: +1-914-4866668

For Registration please use  PayPal here or other ways through contacting Dr.Zhou at 

ITHI 2019 Forum


Irvine Workshop


The Triple Helix and Silicon Valley


                                                         —beta version

7 June 2019 ( Friday) : Reception

(Dinah’s Garden Hotel?)

  20:00 -22:00  

 Opening social event: Poolside Reception

8 June 2019 (Saturday): University, Silicon Valley and the Triple Helix

(Gazebo, Mudd Building, Chemistry Department, Stanford University? 

 09:00 - 09:15


Welcome by Prof. Henry Etzkowitz

Practical Arrangement: Chunyan Zhou and Leila 

09:15 - 09:45

Brief participants introduction

09:45 - 10:45


The Triple Helix: Circulations and Spaces

  • Triple Helix Circulations include that human resources, financial capital and information flow. 
  • To build the Triple Helix Spaces is the key steps in regional innovation, including knowledge, consensus and innovation spaces. 

  by Dr. Alice Chunyan Zhou, ITHI

Secret of  Silicon Valley

  • Entrepreneurial University Origins: Stanford’s Innovative Development strategy  
  • Multiple Double Helix (U-I)(U-G) (G-I) Convergence into Triple Helix
  • Regional Innovation Organizer –Joint Venture Silicon Valley (JVSV) response to Innovation Crisis: Creation of Multiple Interacting Technology Platforms
  • The Katrina Effect: Too Much Success?
  • Is Silicon Valley Unique or Can it be Replicated: If so How?

 by Prof. Henry Etzkowitz

10:45 -11:15


11:15 -12:30

Participants presentations (Papers, projects and polices)


 Lunch (Cantor Museum Café, Stanford TBC) 


The Entrepreneurial University 

Alex UC  Berkeley Innovation System Second Move r Advantage  


Georg Fuerlinger, Open Austria

Comparative Analysis of Startups in US and Europe




Participants presentations (Papers, projects and polices )



by Jim, TDP Data System


Dinner, Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant

9 June 2019 (Sunday): Government, Industry and Regional Innovation /Entrepreneurship (Silicon Valley Ecosystem)

(Gazebo, Mudd Building, Chemistry Department, Stanford University)


Government’s in the Triple Helix

Government-pulled Triple Helix in China by Dr. Alice C. Zhou, ITHI

Financing and Tax Policy of innovation in China by Prof./Dr. Xi Wang, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China




Participants presentations (Papers, projects and polices )



 Lunch (Coupa Café by Green Library, Stanford?) 


Section on Firms in the Triple Helix

Annika Steiber




Participants presentations (Papers, projects and polices )



The newest Eye Tracking product in VR,

By the inventor, Bryan Nie, Founder/CTO,  Vuelosophy.

18:00 -