The active involvement of commercial enterprises in research activities is a key factor in Europe's development as a most competitive knowledge-driven and innovation-based society. Vienna
Scientific fully commits to the Triple Helix concept of university-industry-government relationships - illustrating the necessary shift from a industry-government
dyad in the Industrial Society to a growing triadic relationship between university-industry-government in the Knowledge Society.
Expected Impacts by Cross-Sectoral Collaboration
Increased set of skills of VSI staff members, both R&D-related and transferable ones
Increased set of skills of involved researchers, leading to improved employability and career prospects both in and outside academia (including recruiting by
Enhanced cooperation and transfer of knowledge between VSI and academia, and the development of sustainable international and inter-sectoral collaborative
Increase in R&D&I capacity and output, more knowledge and ideas converted into products and services (for academia)