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 ) and the Innovation Union flagship initiative ( 202 KB ), provide the policy rationale for RISE. The Horizon 2020, 2014-2015 Work Programme 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 builds on the work of, brings together, and succeeds to the European Research and Innovation Area Board (ERIAB), Innovation for Growth (i4G), and the European Forum on Forward Looking Activities (EFFLA).
For more information on the previous advisory groups (EFFLA, I4G, ERIAB) please click here.