Student involvement in developing triple helix collaborations
Paper in proceedings, 2014
In developing transformative solutions for a sustainable society, an open innovation approach to collaboration is needed. No actor in society has the capacity to create such change on its own, why triple helix stakeholders needs to find deeper form of collaboration. How can universities strengthen the triple helix innovation capacity by developing its own role in triple helix collaborations, by adding student involvement to the traditional view contributing with research? The dimension of adding student involvement will open up for new collaborative platforms that will reduce barriers for deeper collaboration between the triple helix actors, due to the neutral positions students possess. In contributing to such development Chalmers University of Technology has invited triple helix stakeholders to collaborate around the development of such a platform, the Challenge Lab - an arena and platform for triple helix collaboration in developing transformative perspectives and solutions or a more sustainable society.