Why Triple Helix?

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Samuel Henningsson, Lena Trojer
Title: Why Triple Helix?
Translated title: Varför triple helix?
Journal: Biuletyn KPZK (Bulletin of Polish National Committee for Space Economy and Regional Planning
Year: 2005
Volume: 217
Pagination: 132 - 144
ISSN: 0079-3493
Publisher: Polska Akademia, KPZK PAN
City: Warszawa
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning (Sektionen för teknokultur, humaniora och samhällsbyggnad)
School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail: lena.trojer@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: Knowledge creation today increasingly takes place within the overlapping areas between universities, industry and government. One model explored for the processes taking place has been the triple helix model. In this paper we address our understandings and experiences of the triple helix-figuration. We formulate situated knowledges about how to start building a local innovation system, NetPort.Karlshamn, in a small town in the south of Sweden. The practices within NetPort.Karlshamn can exemplify one way of understanding a triple helix system and why this kind of cooperation is important and a prerequisite for becoming functional, innovative and developmentally strong. We recognize the necessity for a co-evolution process, where relevance and situated knowledges compose keystones. We notice the transformation of the situated knowledge production in our context to move from contract negotiation focus towards co-evolution focus. The theoretical frame is reinforced by technoscientific reflections.
Summary in Swedish: innovationssystem, triple helix, samverkansprocesser, teknovetenskap, teknovetenskapliga reflektioner, tillit
Subject: Technoscience Studies\General
Keywords: innovation system, triple helix, co-evolution, technoscience, technoscientific reflections, trust