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The European Commission has set up the "Research, Innovation, and Science Policy Experts" (RISE) high level group (HLG). The Innovation Union initiative , the Europe 2020 strategy (read also A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth PDF icon) and the Innovation Union flagship initiative (  PDF icon 202 KB ), provide the policy rationale for RISE. The Horizon 2020, 2014-2015 Work Programme PDF icon provides its financing base.

RISE gives direct strategic support to the European Commissioner for research, innovation, and science and to the European Commission. It focuses on how to best use EU research, innovation, and science policy to address the European growth model and to create the conditions for a different type of growth, a growth that is smart, economically and environmentally sustainable, and socially inclusive for the EU and associated countries within a globalized world.

RISE has exchanged ideas and developed new policy concepts in meetings and workshops, issuing Policy Briefs and Policy Papers to support Commissioner Moedas and his team in their policymaking and agenda-setting process. The work of the group touched upon key elements of R&I policy, including the value of investing in R&I and the importance of a strong science base for knowledge transformation. It also elaborated upon the framework conditions for Open Innovation and gave special consideration to emerging trends, including Open Science; it also referred to the global dimension of the European Research Area.


RISE - Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts – policy briefs and policy papers (June 2014-June 2015)

Economics of innovation

Investment and value of research

RISE Workshop


Open Innovation

Framework conditions for R&I and the implications of emerging trends

RISE workshops


Open Science

Excellent science base

RISE workshops

External studies

The reflection of RISE advisory body was underpinned by a broad range of evidence, mainly stemming from the experts' own sources. Nevertheless, support was also given by a limited number of smaller, focused background studies.

Open Science:

  • Salmi, J., Study on Science 2.0
  • Crouzier, T., Science Ecosystem 2.0: how will change occur?
  • Adams, J., Impact of Open Science methods and practices on the economics of research and science. Case Studies from Life, Mathematical and Social Sciences

Excellence and specialization:

  • Daraio, C., Proof of Concept: The Added Value of the European Map of Excellence and Specialization (EMES) for R&I Policy Making
  • Lenzerini, M., Corroboration of the algorithm and the technical specifications for the European Map of Excellence and Specialization (EMES)


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RISE Policy Briefs and Policy Papers



For information on the previous advisory groups (EFFLA, I4G, ERIAB) please click here.


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