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Professor Etzkowitz is a scholar of international reputation in innovation studies as the originator of the 'Entrepreneurial University' and 'Triple Helix' concepts that link university with industry and government at national and regional levels. As President of the Triple Helix Association, he is at the centre of a unique international network of several hundred scholars, policy analysts and practitioners of university-industry-government relations. Henry is also the co-founder of the Triple Helix International Conference Series, which has produced a series of books, special journal issues and policy analyses since it started in Amsterdam, 1996 up to its forthcoming 8th edition in Madrid, October 2010.
Professor Etzkowitz is the author of Triple Helix: University, Industry Government Innovation in Action (Routledge, 2008), MIT and the Rise of Entrepreneurial Science(Routledge, 2002) and co-author of Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology (Cambridge University Press, 2000), Public Venture Capital(Harcourt, 2000), and Universities and the Commercialization of Knowledge: New Dimensions for the 21st Century (Cambridge University Press, In Press). He also co-authored "The Coming Gender Revolution in Science" in The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (MIT Press, 2008). He publishes regularly in Research Policy, Science and Public Policy, R&D Management, European Planning Studies and Minerva.
Prior to coming to Stanford, Professor Etzkowitz held the Chair in Management of Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise at Newcastle University Business School and served as Visiting Professor in the Department of Technology and Society, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Stony Brook University. He has developed several innovative concepts for university-industry linkages together with colleagues in the Triple Helix Research Group at Newcastle University Business School, including: (i) the 'Professors of Practice' (half-time dual positions in high-tech firm and academia held by high-tech entrepreneurs with academic backgrounds and research interests), implemented with the support of the Regional Development Agency One Northeast as a signature feature of Newcastle Science City; and (ii) the 'Novum Trivium', an undergraduate degree programme proposed as a contribution to the Bologna process, which combines a specialized academic field (e.g. science, arts, engineering, etc.), with training in entrepreneurship and innovation and a foreign language and culture. He recently directed the European Union-sponsored study of Women in Technology transfer, Incubation and Entrepreneurship professions in four countries (U.K. Germany, Finland and Romania).
During his fellowship year, Professor Etzkowitz worked on a book together with Professor Marina Ranga called "The 'Vanish Box' of Women in Science: From Academia to Technology Transfer", as well as several research papers on this topic.
Professor Etzkowitz was a fellow at the Clayman Institute from October 2009 to June 2010.