Mobilising the Nordics

In 2020 and 2021, Mobilising the Nordics facilitated development of the research, education, and innovation system through top-level dialogue and collaboration across the Nordic Region – thus creating Nordic added value.

How to mobilise the Nordics!

As a conclusion to the Mobilising the Nordics process that was completed in spring 2021, we present the report How to mobilise the Nordics! An inspiration catalogue from NordForsk and more than 160 Nordic leaders.

The inspiration catalogue contains the most important and valuable content and points of inspiration formulated and collected within the Mobilising the Nordics series.

Nordic webinar series of spring 2021

The network that was initiated in the autumn of 2020 continued with the Nordic Webinar Series in the spring of 2021. Here you will find programmes, background materials and videos from the webinars.


In the Autumn 2020, a Nordic webinar series was carried through where 70 top leaders from Nordic universities, research institutes, research- and innovation financiers, business life and policy departments discussed what lessons to learn from the crisis management of COVID-19 and how you should make use of these lessons moving forward. It was clear that through strengthened Nordic collaboration we could have been even better prepared for handling the pandemic.

The webinar series produced as a result a document with several recommendations on how increased Nordic cooperation can contribute to making us stronger and better prepared for handling new pandemics as well as other crises, e.g. the climate crisis.

The webinar series also resulted in the above mentioned recommendations which now will be initiated.

The Steering group

Gunnar Bovim | from Mobilizing the Nordics
Gunnar Bovim

Chair of the steering group Special Advisor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Anne Borg

Rector, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Ragnhildur Helgadottir Mobilizing the Nordics
Ragnhildur Helgadottir

Professor, Chair of the Science Committee of the Science and Technology Policy Council of Iceland