The Nordic nations need to build collective research platforms to stay competitive
The challenge to the Nordic nations is to build collective research.
Building Nordic Strength Through More Open R&D Funding
The Next Step in NORIA
Research and innovation are the primary corner stones in efforts to strengthen economic competitiveness in an ever more globalised economy.
This study states that the small Nordic nations face fierce challenges within research and innovation, and recommends that Nordic research cooperation be strengthened. The study points out that NORIA (Nordic Research and Innovation Area) could be strengthened at little cost by selective mutual opening of national R&D programs.
Finally it is analysed what could happen to Nordic states’ interests under a number of different circumstances, specifically a strong/weak ERA (European Research Area) in combination with a strong/weak NORIA.
The study concludes that a strong implementation of NORIA would in all cases produce the best position for Nordic actors.
Building Nordic Strength Through More Open R&D Funding,
– The full publication
– Executive summary
The study is compiled for the Nordic Council of Ministers.
This study is part of a series of four studies, bearing the common title “The Nordic Region as a Winner in the Global Innovation Economy”.