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May 30, 2022 to June 1, 2022
Soria Moria Hotel
Europe/Oslo timezone

High-level session on Nordic models for co-operation on Open Science

The second day begins with a session with a high-level session on Nordic models for co-operation on Open Science. Representatives of Ministries of Education, Research and Culture from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will present the national overview on the Open Science and Research Innovation.

The session will be opened by State Secretary Oddmund Løkensgard Hoel from the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. The opening will be followed by presentations from 

  • Minister for Education Anna Ekström from the Swedish Ministry of Education and Research
  • Minister of Science and Culture Petri Honkonen from the Finnish Ministry of Science and Culture
  • Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir from the Icelandic Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation
  • Minister of Education and Research Liina Kersna from the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research

The session is chaired by the NeIC Director Gudmund Høst. 

The NeIC 2022 Joint Statement

Digitalisation and the green shift are at the top of the EU's research and innovation policy agenda, paralleling the Nordic Council of Ministers' new vision for the Nordic region to become the world's most sustainable and integrated region by 2030. The Programme Committee of NeIC2022 finds open science and data sharing to be a pillar in the concrete work to be undertaken in moving the hotbed of research and innovation towards the Nordic region. To nurture this work, the Programme Committee has developed a vision statement for enhanced Nordic collaboration within open science data. The vision has been circulated to six national ministries of research (or equivalent) for comments and adjustments. 

Roundtable discussion

Gudmund Høst, Director, Nordic e-Inrastructure Collaboration

Paula Eerola, President, Academy of Finland (backup: Tiina Kupila-Rantala)
Sven Stafström, General Director, Swedish Research Council
Solveig Flock, Department Director, Department of Research Infrastructures, Research Council of Norway 
Rob Pennington, Special Adviser, Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration

Anders Dam Jensen, Executive Director of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking

Leading the way in European supercomputing with LUMI, the EuroHPC supercomputer located in Finland

In this keynote speech, Anders will present his organisation, the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU). The EuroHPC JU joins together the resources of the European Union, 31 European countries and 3 private partners to develop a World Class Supercomputing Ecosystem in Europe. The speech will highlight the initial achievements of this relatively young shared HPC ecosystem: the first operational EuroHPC supercomputers and their access policy, and the ambitious R&I programme which supports European technological and digital autonomy and develops green technologies in HPC.

The speech will specifically focus on LUMI, the first EuroHPC pre-exascale supercomputer located in Finland. LUMI is a unique joint endeavour between the EuroHPC JU and a consortium made up of ten European countries to build one of the most competitive and green supercomputers globally. LUMI will boost scientific breakthroughs, innovation, competitiveness, and computing skills across Europe. It will be a world-class platform for artificial intelligence providing HPC and AI resources for European researchers and industry.