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The spatial dimension of innovation: Triple Helix and the city

Edited by: Christiane Gebhardt

This article collection brings together case studies from different countries in order to address the relationship between the Triple-Helix of University-Industry-Government, and the spatial entity that is the city. Taken together these papers present a shift towards an evolutionary and systems perspective, as well as new models of providing governance for spatially and temporally overlapping innovation systems, on different levels. 


  1. This paper provides an evidence-based approach to understanding the relationship infrastructure of spatially defined innovation ecosystems in three metropolitan areas. With the Triple Helix framework, the ecos...

    Authors: Martha G Russell, Jukka Huhtamäki, Kaisa Still, Neil Rubens and Rahul C Basole

    Citation: Triple Helix 2015 2:8

    Content type: Research

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  2. There have been several initiatives by the governments in different parts of the world to establish world-class universities (WCUs). Such initiatives have been attempted only several times and yielded varied r...

    Authors: Raafat M Zaini, Dmitriy E Lyan and Eric Rebentisch

    Citation: Triple Helix 2015 2:4

    Content type: Research

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  3. Science and technology parks are the three-dimensional expression of the ever-growing importance of innovation, creativity and knowledge as economic resources. Science cities are the next step up: knowledge-ba...

    Authors: Friederike Bellgardt, Jürgen Gohlke, Henriette Haase, Roman Parzonka and Juliane Schicketanz

    Citation: Triple Helix 2014 1:10

    Content type: Research

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