What is RISE?

The Research, innovation and science expert group (RISE) is a high-level group of policy experts who advise the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas. The group was set up in 2014.

Their work focuses on direct policy advice taking a long-term, structural reflection on the role of research and innovation policy in the future EU agenda.

How RISE works

The RISE group exchanges ideas and develops new policy concepts in meetings and workshops.

It issues issue policy briefs and policy papers to support Commissioner Moedas and his team in their policymaking and agenda-setting process.
RISE deals with key elements of research and innovation policy, including

  • the development of research and innovation missions and a European Innovation Council (EIC) in Horizon Europe
  • the value of investing in research and innovation
  • the importance of a strong science base for knowledge transformation
  • using new financial instruments

RISE members

RISE experts are internationally renowned for the depth, originality and reliability of their thinking on research and innovation.

They come from a variety of backgrounds including research, innovation, entrepreneurship, venture capital and politics to provide diverse and rounded policy advice.

The RISE group is chaired by Dr. Daria Gołębiowska-Tataj.

Meetings with national policy experts - Tour d'Europe

RISE, together with its counterparts in the ESIR (Expert group on societal impacts of research and innovation) spent a year discussing the future of research and innovation in Europe with national think tanks and policy experts in cities across the continent. 

The discussions took place in the context of the Future of Europe initiative and took as their starting point the policy reflections contained in the 2017 RISE book Europe’s future: Open innovation, open science and open to the world.

A book, collecting 101 Ideas on the future of research and innovation in Europe will be published in 2019.

The agendas and summaries for each stop on the tour are below

Contact

For any enquiries please contact us at RTD-RISE@ec.europa.eu

Publications

What Matters in Research and Innovation: Reflections Inspired from a Tour d’Europe
ReportJanuary 2019Research and Innovation

What Matters in Research and Innovation: Reflections Inspired from a Tour d’Europe

Reflections of what the co-ordinators of the Tour d’Europe extracted from the discussions that took place under the initiative.

The academic underpinnings of the European Innovation Council
ReportOctober 2018Research and Innovation

The academic underpinnings of the European Innovation Council

This report contributes to the development of the European Innovation Council.

Mission-oriented research and innovation policy: A RISE perspective
StudyMarch 2018Research and Innovation

Mission-oriented research and innovation policy: A RISE perspective

The members of the RISE working group on Mission-oriented R&I policy provide their perspective on how such a policy could work at EU level

Europe's future: Open innovation, open science, open to the world
ReportMay 2017Research and Innovation

Europe's future: Open innovation, open science, open to the world

Reflections of the Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts (RISE) High Level Group

RISE advisory groups publications