Loet has been a source of inspiration for so many scholars worldwide. He has been a kind and generous friend.
CIMR has been so fortunate to have Loet as a Visiting Fellow. He was very supportive of CIMR members. Loet wrote papers with us, mentored junior and senior scholars, was a keynote in our events and attended many others. His contribution to the intellectual conversation was invaluable – always curious, engaged, and happy to share with our community his vast knowledge about innovation, scientometrics and communication studies. He is, of course, famous worldwide for his work with Henry Etzkowitz with whom he developed the Triple Helix Model, which was introduced to the world in 1995.
Those of us who were at Birkbeck in 2013 enjoyed the Triple Helix conference jointly hosted by Birkbeck, UCL and the Big Innovation Centre in London. That was a lot of fun. Loet gave us organisers terrific support in working through the labyrinthine demands of the Triple Helix Association in making the event happen. He was that kind of person. We are immensely grateful to Loet.
Loet enhanced the international research profile of CIMR, the Department and the College. He will be greatly missed by the whole CIMR community.