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Article Collection on Innovation's Future

Triple Helix welcomes submissions to the article collection on Innovation's Future.

Using the Triple Helix model as a framework, the great depression of the 1930s can be seen as a historical period which underutilized its physical resources.   In direct contrast to this contemporary society can be seen as under-utilizing its intellectual resources. Innovation therefore appears to be stalled in the wake of the 2008 economic downturn. A spectre of obsolescence haunts the innovation system of societies irrespective of national differences, developmental stage or previous success. Hastened by the challenges of globalization and increased competition, an industrial mode of production has run out of steam in many countries and brought the processes of transition to a knowledge-based society to the forefront of attention, albeit in different guises.

‘Open innovation’ pervades the United States although only a very small proportion of research and development (R&D) is conducted collaboratively, despite the elimination of Anti-Trust restrictions. In Europe ‘Smart specialization’ seems to have taken hold, requiring the concentration of resources and focused choices among R&D fields in regional development projects. ‘Indigenous innovation’ supersedes reliance on foreign technology transfer as China moves from a ‘catch up’ to ‘take the lead’ strategy.

This article collection aims to address innovation's future in light of the Triple Helix Model.

Submissions may wish to address the following questions:

  • What is the way forward in an era of financial stringency?

  • What is the future line of development of the National Innovation System concept and its offshoots, the Triple Helix and its variants?

  • Is there a changed relationship between human needs and technological opportunities in a knowledge-based society?

Authors are also invited to pose their own questions concerning Innovation's future in light of the Triple Helix model. 

Submission instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for Triple Helix. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Triple Helix submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct article collection please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the article collection on  Innovation's Future. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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