Research and Innovation

Target audience

The group’s primary focus is on research and innovation support. Our main audience is research administrative staff at higher education institutions in the Nordic countries.

Focus area

The goal is to enhance the skills of research administrative staff in order to help our member institutions to improve their overall performance. We want to inspire the development of new and better methods and services in innovation activities, pre- and post-award, research assessment and quality assurance. The group promotes the exchange of experiences and best practices to provide valuable strategic Tools.

Activity goals for 2018‒2019

  • Seminar on benchmarking-pilots. The group will follow-up on the Reykjavik-workshop by presenting preliminary results of selected pilots on benchmarking the performance-indicators of pre- and post-award. The seminar is in April 2018.
  • INORMS 2018. The group will take part in the INORMS-conference in Edinburgh, 4-7 June, and plan to present the benchmarking results.
  • NUAS Forum 2019. The group will take part in the NUAS Forum in August 2019, and suggests to arrange workshops/seminars on Open Science emphasising skills and rewards.
  • EU’s Framework program 9. The group will closely follow the development of the program.

The group wants to continue to involve its target audience in all planned activities, and welcomes participation and suggestions for new activities.

Previous activities

  • NUAS workshop: How to Measure the Value and Quality of Research and Innovation Services, Reykjavik, Iceland, 1.-2. December 2016.
  • NUAS workshop: Strategic use of intelligence to improve decision making in collaboration-, research- and HR-administration, Tromsø, Norway, 9.-10. September 2015.
  • NUAS Workshop: The new challenge of innovation in Horizon 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2. October 2014.
  • NUAS workshop: Connecting research and innovation – The role of the research support system in the future, Kuopio, Finland, 9.-10. September 2013
  • NUAS Forum: Communication Challenges for Nordic Universities. Joint meeting for all groups, Stockholm, Sweden, 12.-14. August 2012
  • Partners in Research – Professionalising Research, Support & Innovation in Nordic Universities, Stockholm, Sweden, 5. May 2011