How Synergies in University-Industry-Government Relations can Shape Innovation Systems?

Loet Leydesdorff loet at LEYDESDORFF.NET
Wed Mar 11 15:27:19 EDT 2015

How Synergies in University-Industry-Government Relations can Shape
Innovation Systems <>

Theory Talk #68, March 11, 2015.


The relationship between technological innovation processes and the nation
state remains a challenge for the discipline of International Relations.
Non-linear and multi-directional characteristics of knowledge production,
and the diffusive nature of knowledge itself, limit the general ability of
governments to influence and steer innovation processes. Loet Leydesdorff
advances the framework of the "Triple Helix" that disaggregates national
innovation systems into evolving university-industry-government eco-systems.
In this Talk, amongst others, he shows that these eco-systems can be
expected to generate niches with synergy at all scales, and emphasizes that,
though politics are always involved, synergies develop unintentionally.




** apologies for crosspostings


Loet Leydesdorff 

Emeritus University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR)

 <mailto:loet at> loet at ;
Honorary Professor,  <> SPRU, University of

Guest Professor  <> Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou;
Visiting Professor,  <> ISTIC,

Visiting Professor,  <> Birkbeck, University of London;



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