VISTAS will create a new reality where innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship not only collaborate, interact and coexist but gave identity and spirit to places where we work and live in daily bases.

Quintuple Helix

The Quintuple Helix visualizes the collective interaction and exchange of knowledge in a state by means of the following five subsystems (i.e., helices): (1) education system, (2) economic system, (3) natural environment, (4) media-based and culture-based public, also civil society, (5) and the political system.

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This helix concentrates and focuses the ‘economic capital’ (for example: entrepreneurship, machines, products, technology, money, etc.) of a state.

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The natural environment as subsystem is decisive for a sustainable development and provides people with a ‘natural capital’ (for example: resources, plants, variety of animals, etc.).

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The political system, as a fifth subsystem, is also of crucial importance, because it formulates the ‘will’, where to the state is heading toward in the present and future, thereby also defining, organizing as well as administering the general conditions of the state. Therefore, this helix has a ‘political and legal capital’ (for example: ideas, laws, plans, politicians, etc.).

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The media-based and culture-based public, integrates and combines two forms of ‘capital’. On the one hand, this helix has, through the culture-based public (for example: tradition, values, etc.), a ‘social capital’. On the other hand, the helix of media-based public (for example: television, internet, newspapers, etc.) contains also ‘capital of information’ (for example: news, communication, social networks).

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In this helix, the necessary ‘human capital’ (for example: students, teachers, scientists/researchers, academic entrepreneurs, etc.) of a state is being formed by diffusion and research of knowledge.

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