Article: San-gaku-kan renkei: the Triple Helix Concept in Japan

Article written by Lyckle Griek, Owner, Japan Unlimited Consultants & Liaisons, Workum, Netherlands

Similar to Europe, government, business and research institutions in Japan are active in tapping the potential of the so-called ‘Triple Helix’. A large number of networks of ‘San’ (Industry), ‘Gaku’ (Academia) and ‘Kan’ (Gov­ernment) are closely cooperating in order to generate an innovative business-cycle based upon academic research.

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