What happens now? What will the future international trends bring that our sector must correspond to?

How will Horizon Europe affect us? Will the relationship between society and our research and educational institutions change - and how? Moreover, how will these developments affect the values that govern the interactions between society and science?


Watch the background videos/interviews via the following links:


Jan Egebjerg, SVP and Director of Science at The Lundbeck Foundation, and John-Arne Røttingen, CEO at The Research Council of Norway


Håkon Haugli, CEO of Innovation Norway


Sylvia Schwaag Serger, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Lund University

Presentation by groups 1-6

Download the more elaborate presentations from the six groups at webinar 2. Each group discussed and presented their most important points regarding the AS-IS situation and TO-BE analysis.

Download Presentations By Groups By Groups 1 6

What is happening right now in the Nordic countries?

Download the presentation by Gunnar Bovim

Download Opening Presentation From The Second Webinar

ERC presentation by prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

Download the presentation by Prof. Bourguignon

Download ERC Presentation By Prof. Jean Pierre Bourguignon

Public Fundng observatory 2020/2021

Financial and economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis on universities in Europe

Download Presentation On The Future Of Research And Innovation

Background Material

Report: Danish Foundation during corona 

The corona crisis has sparked uncertainty for civil society organizations in particular. Is the crisis affecting the ability of foundations to donate grants? The ability of foundations to grant money is closely linked to whether they have a positive return on their financial investments and their (co)ownership of companies. When a crisis hits, it can also affect a foundation’s returns. It is against this background that the Knowledge Center for Danish Foundations has carried out this analysis.


The future of research (and innovation)? 

Presentation on the future of research and innovation incl. link to report


Covid-19 and european small and medium-size enterprises: How they are weathering the storm 

Small and medium-size enterprises have been the lifeblood of the European economy. But more than half of those surveyed worry they might not be in business in 12 months.


Governing missions in the European Union

This report asks what changes mission-oriented R&I requires in how we ‘do capitalism’ in both the public and private spheres so that our tools and instruments are as ambitious as the missions themselves.


Report: combining excellence in education, research and impact - inspiration from Stanford and Berkeley and implication for Swedish universities 

A 2014 report by Arthur Bienenstock, Sylvia Schwaag Serger, Mats Benner, Anne Lidgard and SNS - Centre for Business and Policy Studies. "In the future, universities can no longer take for granted that they will be the natural choice when people in their region are looking for higher education. Furthermore, they need to work harder to ensure that the education and experience they provide, and that the skills and competencies acquired, will make their students employable and attractive on a future labor market, rather than just focusing on conferring degrees."

Agility has been a useful attribute for many global and UK-based organizations weathering the COVID-19 crisis. Here’s how they can build on agile practices for more long-term operational resilience.


European Research Council - Covid-19 frontier research in the spotlight 

A brochure on the ERC research funded in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic - currently adding up to 180 projects worth 340 million Euros


Pages with relevant information and data at the European level




Third webinar

The purpose of the third webinar is to focus on what we should do next.

What systematic and institutional changes do we see ahead of us? What should we have a sense of urgency about? How can, and should, we change our systems in the future? How can learning from changes due to Corona help us further?

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