SECOND WEBINAR

Second webinar on 27th October 2020,

8:30-11:00 am (CEST)

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?

 

PROGRAM FOR THE SECOND WEBINAR

October 27, 2020 - 08:30-11:00 am (CEST)

Link to the formal invitation here

08:30 AM

Welcome and presentation by Gunnar Bovim – What happens in the Nordic countries right now

08:40 AM

Presentation by Jean-Pierre Bourguignon – The EU research funding landscape now and  in the future

08:55 AM

Facilitated panel discussion – see panel on the next page

09:15 AM

Group discussions I – Discussion of the “AS-IS” situation within the group topic

09:55 AM

Break

10:00 AM

Group discussions II – “TO-BE” analysis – What do we need to change?

10:45 AM

Brief report from the groups – The most important points/learnings in plenary

10:55 AM

Conclusions and preparations before the final webinar by Gunnar

 

INTERVIEWS WITH THE PRESENTERS

 
 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION FOR THE SECOND WEBINAR

APPENDIX: PRESENTATIONS BY GROUPS 1-6 AT WEBINAR 2

Click the link below to 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.

ERC PRESENTATION BY PROF. JEAN-PIERRE BOURGUIGNON

Click the link below to download the presentation by Prof. Bourguignon

OPENING PRESENTATION FROM THE SECOND WEBINAR – WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN THE NORDIC COUNTRIES?

Click the link below to download the presentation by Gunnar Bovim

PUBLIC FUNDING OBSERVATORY 2020/2021

Part 1: Financial and economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis on universities in Europe

REPORT: DANISH FOUNDATIONS 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 IMPLICATIONS 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."

MCKINSEY REPORT: AGILE RESILIENCE IN THE UK: LESSONS FROM COVID-19 FOR THE ‘NEXT NORMAL’

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

Link to 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

 

EIGHT GROUPS FOR THE SECOND WEBINAR

Group 1 - The current transition in the private sector

Do we see any important change mechanisms that ought to be generalized? What is currently happening regarding research and innovation in the private business sector? What role do private businesses play when society is going through a quick transition of the research and innovation system? And how do they themselves manage to adapt quickly?

Group 2 - Transition at the universities

When there is a clear need of rapid research, innovation, and transition (emergency research). What role do the universities play in a situation like this, and how can they best prepare for this role? Has the pandemic provided potential for improvement regarding research and innovation that we did not see previously? Is it better arranged for research groups across the institutions? Are the universities capable of acting fast enough to ensure that research like this will contribute to solutions in acute crises like the Covid-19 pandemic?

Group 3 - What is the next great challenge/crisis/transition after Covid-19?

How do we – the research-, education- and innovation system – prepare for this? What is happening in our organizations and in their interplay? Is there anything we are doing at the moment – during the Covid-19 pandemic – that makes us more capable of handling similar crises down the road? Have we learned anything from the Covid-19 pandemic that can contribute to solving larger, and slower, crises like the climate and environmental crisis? The global sustainable goals in general?

Group 4 - The impact-agenda

How does research and education create more value to society? The focus for our research-, education- and innovation systems is changing internationally. What is happening in the Nordic countries as a result of this agenda? Should we collaborate more across the Nordic countries? If so, with what: The universities’ education, research, or innovation? Funding systems? Should more national funds be used as Nordic funding?

Group 5 - Horizon Europe - working with societal missions that the research-, education- and innovation system should deliver on

What is currently happening in the Nordic countries and our organizations to prepare for this?

Group 6 - Horizon Europe - shifting the balance between fundamental science, applied research and innovation

How will this impact the Nordic countries’ funding systems? And what is happening in the Nordic countries regarding this balance?

Group 7 - What is happening with the students?

How are they being integrated in the academic system of an increasingly digital study life? Are there mechanisms that can be utilized in a better way to make the students better prepared for societal transition? Does digital teaching/research/innovation make it easier or more difficult to introduce the students to the research and innovation environments in the institutions? Have the universities become better at helping each other? Can we make better use of online-based education to unite the key competencies of the universities? Network across the Nordic countries?

Group 8 - What is happening with our research-based advisory of public authorities and politicians?

How is this taking place in the various Nordic countries, and what is the lessons with regard to Covid-19 advisory?