THIRD WEBINAR

Third webinar on 18th November 2020,

2:30-5:00 pm (CET)

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?


At this final webinar we will work with concrete topics split into goal-oriented groups. The proposed topics are the result of discussions and input from the first two webinars in the series.

Sign up for the third webinar now via this link

 

PROGRAM FOR THE THIRD WEBINAR

November 18, 2020 - 02:30-05:00 pm (CET)

Link to the formal invitation here

02:30 PM

Welcome & presentation by Gunnar Bovim – What have we learned so far and what should we do next?

02:40 PM

Facilitated panel discussion

03:15 PM

Group discussions I – What concrete suggestions do we see related to our group topic?

03:45 PM

Break

03:50 PM

Group discussions II – What are the next concrete steps? What advice will we give ourselves, our politicians and nations?

04:25 PM

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

04:55 PM

Conclusions from the webinar by Gunnar

 

INTERVIEWS WITH THE PRESENTERS

 

Arne Flåøyen, Director at NordForsk

 
 

Sven Stafström, Director General of the Swedish Research Council
&
Frede Blaabjerg, Chairman of the Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy

 
 

Anne Borg, Rector at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 
 

Bjørn Taale Sandberg, Senior Vice President and Head of Telenor Research

 
 

Dag Rune Olsen, Rector at University of Bergen

 
 

Jukka Pertola, Chairman of the Board at Siemens Gamesa A/S

 
 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

OPENING PRESENTATION FROM THE THIRD WEBINAR - WHAT SHOULD WE DO NEXT?

Click the link below to download the presentation (pdf) by Gunnar Bovim

CONCLUSIONS FROM WEBINAR 2

A brief presentation of the main conclusions from the groups at webinar 2

IMPLEMENTING THE PRO-ACTIVE MANAGEMENT OF THE EIC PATHFINDER FOR BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES & INNOVATIONS

Report: To achieve its goal, we believe that the EIC should become a hands-on innovation agency. In our view, to create the EIC way in the European landscape for supporting breakthrough innovation, the main components are centred on the creation of challenge- and thematic-driven programmes, active portfolio management of funded projects, transition activities that bring new solutions to the market and EIC PMs who bind all of this together into complementary practices.

IMPROVING PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS AND MANAGEMENT

The EU is drawing lessons from the COVID-19 crisis, with new policy initiatives brought forward by the European Commission on better preparedness for future health threats. To support and inform that process, we as science and ethics advisors have examined evidence on the responses to the COVID-19 and, in part, to previous pandemics - which has revealed important lessons learned and to be learned. On that basis, we have formulated a range of recommendations.

STATEMENT ON SCIENTIFIC ADVICE TO EUROPEAN POLICY MAKERS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Common Statement of the Group Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA) and European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) on policy advice during the COVID-19 crisis.

SCIENTIFIC ADVICE FOR POLICY MAKING

A summary of a scientific opinion by the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, an Independent expert group providing high-quality and timely scientific advice to the European Commission, to inform European Union policies and legislation, and informed by SAPEA evidence review reports. Download the summary below or read the full report here.

HEALTHCARE INNOVATION: BUILDING ON GAINS MADE THROUGH THE CRISIS

McKinsey article: Leaders should consider the lessons and achievements of the COVID-19 crisis in forging new innovation aspirations - and the mechanisms needed to execute them.

BRIEFING: THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 CRISIS ON UNIVERSITY FUNDING IN EUROPE

The coronavirus pandemic that has swept over Europe and the rest of the world has posed unprecedented challenges for all sectors of the economy, and higher education is no exception. The European University Association has been closely following university funding trends in Europe since 2008. In this briefing from May 2020, several projections are made about the immediate and longer effects of the coronavirus pandemic on European universities and possible ways to mitigate them.

BUILDING AN R&D STRATEGY FOR MODERN TIMES

McKinsey article: The age of the insular R&D organization is over. To serve as a company’s innovation engine, R&D strategy needs to be equipped for today’s fast-moving world.