Conference host: Stanford University and H-STAR Institute

Stanford University is a world-class research and entrepreneurial university that is at the heart of Silicon Valley – the world’s leading innovation cluster. It attracts the brightest and best students, professors and visiting scholars from around the world, and is internationally recognized for launching successful, innovative start-up companies, many of which have become world leaders themselves. This success is due to a tradition of innovative research that cuts across traditional disciplines, breaking down the barriers that separate them. From a relatively modest academic institution until the pre-World War II era, Stanford emerged in the post-war as a leading university through a process of co-evolution with an emerging technology cluster. Whether Stanford contributed more to the development of this cluster, or the cluster to the development of the university, is a matter of continuing debate. What is not in question is that the symbiotic relationship among the double helix of University-Industry and then the triple helix of University-Industry-Government catalyzed a dynamic process of innovation-in-innovation, creating the conditions for the emergence and growth of a successive series of knowledge-based clusters. Stanford academic community includes 16 Nobel laureates (including K Kenneth J. Arrow, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics, who shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Economics for pioneering contributions to general economic equilibrium theory and welfare theory), 4 Pulitzer Prize winners, 23 MacArthur Fellows and many other distinguished scholars of international renown (read more…).

The Human-Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute (H-STAR) is a Stanford interdisciplinary research centre focusing on people and technology — how people use technology, how to better design technology to make it more usable (and more competitive in the marketplace), how technology affects people’s lives, and the innovative use of technologies in research, education, art, business, commerce, entertainment, communication, national security, and other walks of life. H-STAR is one of only four institutes whose interests can reach across labs and people in all departments at Stanford University. (read more…)

One of the H-STAR affiliated institutions, Media X is also involved in the TH9 organization (read more…)

Triple Helix Conference I Amsterdam, 1996 II New York, 1998 III Rio de Janeiro, 2000 IV Copenhagen, 2002 V Turin, 2005 VI Singapore, 2007 VII Glasgow, 2009 VIII Madrid, 2010 IX Stanford, 2011 X Indonesia, 2012 XI London, 2013
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