The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC)

The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC)

The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) facilitates the development of advanced IT tools and services in areas of importance to Nordic researchers.


NeIC works to accelerate the development and provisioning of cost-effective, best-in-class e-Infrastructure services beyond national capabilities.

The mission of NeIC is to enhance the productivity of researchers in the Nordic region beyond national efforts through new services, pooling competencies and sharing the resources of national e-Infrastructure providers. NeIC wishes to strengthen partnerships and prospects for long-term funding through active stakeholder dialogue to promote sustainable services.


The collaboration was launched in 2003 (Nordic data grid test facility (NDGF) in response to a decision by the research funding agencies in the Nordic countries to contribute to a distributed computing infrastructure for analysing and storing the data generated by experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research).

NordForsk has been the host organisation for NeIC since 2012. The NordForsk Board has delegated the responsibility for strategic decisions regarding computing and data-storage infrastructure and reaction to upcoming opportunities to the NeIC Board. The NeIC Board reports to the NordForsk Board and to the boards of the national e-Infrastructure organisations on an annual basis.

NeIC has its own website and here you will also find the NeIC activities


The NeIC Board is responsible for setting NeIC’s strategic priorities, and reports to the NordForsk Board annually and otherwise on request:

  • Steen Pedersen, CEO, Danish e-Infrastructure Cooporation (DeIC). (Chair)
  • Pekka Lehtovuori, Director, Services for Research, CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd.
  • Jón Ingi Einarsson, Director, RHnet
  • Hans A. Eide, special advisor, UNINETT Sigma2 AS
  • Hans Karlsson, Director, Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC), Sweden

NeIC is managed by an Executive Team chaired by the NeIC Director. In collaboration with national e-Infrastructure providers and user-community representatives, NeIC engages IT experts to participate in projects and operational activities. Projects are developed in accordance with the directions set out in the Nordic eScience Action Plan 2.0 (2015).


A list of current, potential and completed projects is found at the NeIC Wiki/Projects


NeIC budget 2018, approx. NOK 64,6 million

Denmark NOK 3,6 million

Iceland NOK 0,2 million

Finland NOK 3,6 million

NordForsk NOK 20 millioner

Norway approx. 3,6 million

Sweden approx. NOK 3,6 million

Contact person
Gudmund Høst - Director of the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC)
Contact person Gudmund Høst
Director of the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC)
Work +47 958 16 846
Kine Bugge Halvorsen - Senior Adviser
Contact person Kine Bugge Halvorsen
Senior Adviser
Work +47 908 10 670