Knowledge Triangle Targeted Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
During the last decade, the concept of the Knowledge Triangle (KT) in the form of change processes that foster greater interaction between education, research and innovation activities has left the academic community and diffused to the higher education and research policy arena. As a result, numerous policy measures have been developed and implemented aiming at strengthening interaction between the different sides of the knowledge triangle. Similarly, structured and systematic efforts have been taken to describe and understand the important role of universities in the innovation landscape. Universities fulfil numerous missions but they also face the challenge of meeting diverging expectations by different stakeholders. Furthermore, this challenge is complicated by the fact that universities and their surrounding environments are not static but co-develop continuously.
The book presents a number of case studies showing how universities react to these changing conditions. It shows examples of aligning universities to the Knowledge Triangle.