Director, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)
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.
Mission group 1 – Leadership development program
Developing a strong Nordic top leadership education within management of higher education, research, and education. It is important that we know each other and can work together.
Mission group 2 – Open Nordic University
Developing common Nordic digital solutions for lifelong learning.
Mission group 3 – Nordic digital and green transition
Contribute to the digital and green transition agenda and explore and exploit the added value of a strong intersectoral and Nordic region collaboration instead of individual countries, sectors and institutions.
Mission group 4 – Uncovering Nordic research and innovation clusters
Examining the possibilities to strengthen the Nordic innovation collaboration through increased cooperation between the innovation clusters that are related to the university environments.
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.
This initiative and the four missions support the Nordic Council of Ministers’ vision about making the Nordics the most sustainable and integrated region before 2030. It will contribute to making the region greener, more competitive, and socially sustainable. NordForsk, being an institution under the Nordic Council of Ministers, facilitates the processes and provides resources enabling the continuation of the work.
The Steering group
Chair of the steering group Special Advisor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
President, Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
Rector, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Director General, Business Finland
President, Academy of Finland
Professor, Chair of the Science Committee of the Science and Technology Policy Council of Iceland
Director General, Formas
Vice Chancellor, Roskilde University
Director General, Swedish Research Council