Triple Helix Association


Following the round of international lectures started in 1996 with the aim to promote the study of the interactions between the academic, industrial and institutional systems as means to foster technological innovation and economic growth, the Triple Helix Association was established in 2009 and headquartered in Turin, Italy, at Fondazione Rosselli premises.

The Triple Helix Association intends to promote analyses and studies on the interaction between universities, firms and government aimed at translating academic models into practical achievements also by supporting international exchange of scholars, organizing international symposia of relevant scientific interest and assisting the education of students, scholars and practitioners in its areas of interest.

The Association’s President, Professor Henry Etzkowitz, is a Senior Researcher in the Center for Innovation and Communication in Stanford University’s H-STAR Institute, and Visiting Professor at both the School of Management, Birkbeck, University of London and the Centre for Entrepreneurship Edinburgh University Business School.

Triple Helix Board of Directors


Prof. Henry Etzkowitz, International Triple Helix Institute (ITHI), Palo Alto, USA and Birkbeck College, University of London, UK


Vice Presidents

Loet Leydesdorff

§  Professor, University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR)
Honorary Professor, 
SPRU, University of Sussex; Visiting Professor, ISTIC, Beijing;
Visiting Professor, 
Birkbeck, University of London.

Professor Mariza Almeida

§  Industrial Engineering Scholl
Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Executive Committee

Professor Tariq S Durrani OBE FRSE FREng

§  Chair
Future Meetings Committee of THAResearch Professor
Faculty of Engineering
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow Scotland UK
+44 (0) 141 548 2540
+44 (0) 141 552 2487

Dr. Emanuela Todeva

§  Senior Lecturer in Strategy and International Business
BCNED – Business Clusters, Networks and Economic Development
Surrey Business School – 64MS03
University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU27XH, UK
+44(0)1483 68 2056
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Sheila Forbes

§  Sheila Forbes, Managing Editor, Hélice