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Digital Futures: Societal-Scale Digital Transformation: Triple-Helix or Triple-Crux?

The traditional workhorse of innovation in society has been academia leading transfer projects with industry and public entities. Societal-scale pick-up of such innovations has been largely determined by the slowest-moving entity in such triple-helix constellations.

Nevertheless, in the digital era, one observes diverging adoption velocities among these three stakeholders: Industrial research challenges academic research in terms of state-of-the-art, while globally operating corporations are less and less dependent on adopting new technologies by the public sector. At Digitalize in Stockholm 2022, Digital Futures organized a panel titled Societal-Scale Digital Transformation: Triple-Helix or Triple-Crux, discussing the challenges and opportunities arising from this trend, trying to predict the role of triple-helix 20 years from now.

James Gross – Professor, KTH & Associate Director Partner Programme, Digital Futures

Gesche Joost – Professor of Design Research, Berlin University of the Arts
Jiang Hu – Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University
Pei Wang –  Associate Professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Temple University
Ulf Håkansson – Technical Manager, Skanska Sweden AB

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