Mission group 4 – Uncovering Nordic research and innovation clusters

The aim for mission group 4 is to gain a better understanding of the current strengths and potentials of the research and innovations clusters across the Nordic region.


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To achieve this, we need to address:

  • What can we learn from each other across the Nordic countries? How can we mobilize these clusters even more and make the collaboration between sectors such as universities, private companies, research organizations, funding agencies and innovation actors even better so they can contribute more and faster to the future societal transformations?
  • How should the future innovation system around the universities be organized and governed so they can take advantage of more mission-and impact-oriented research activities at the universities?

Final output from the Mission Group spring process

Background material for mission group 4

Outcome sketch for the mission group

Members of the mission group

  • Nina Kopola (Chair), CEO, Business Finland
  • Antti Vasara, President and CEO, VTT
  • Mari Walls, President, Tampere University
  • Dag Rune Olsen, Rector, University of Tromsø
  • Håkon Haugli, CEO, Innovation Norway
  • Svein Berg, Managing Director, Nordic Innovation
  • Tore Ulstein, Chairman of the Board, Ulstein Group & NORCE
  • Jenny Elfsberg, Head of Innovation, Vinnova
  • Tuula Teeri, President, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
  • Ragnheiður Magnusdottir, Chair, Innovation committee of the Science and Tech Policy Council
  • Jørgen Bardenfleth, Chairman of the Board, Lyngsoe Systems, Dubex, Symbion, Impero
  • Stine Jørgensen, Vice Director, Ministry of Higher Education and Science