Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts (RISE)

The advent of digital technologies is making science and innovation more open, collaborative and global. Commissioner Carlos Moedas has set three goals for EU research and innovation policy: Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to the World.

Europe’s future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World

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The RISE group published their book 'Europe’s future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World' on 15 May 2017. The book was presented to Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and discussed at the 2017 RISE Plenary session in Brussels hosted by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

In his speech, Commissioner Moedas said: ''Making our science and innovation more open and international will help Europe respond to the challenges of globalisation and social sustainability that the Commission has recently highlighted. We should stand up in science and innovation to shape a truly inclusive globalisation. I am grateful to the members of RISE group for their thoughts and ideas which will contribute to my political agenda of Open Science, Open Innovation and Open to the World and encourage a broad reflection and debate throughout Europe on the economic and societal policy rationale for an open EU Research and Innovation strategy.'

The book will act as the basis for further reflection and debate throughout Europe with experts and stakeholders on the economic and societal policy rationale for an open EU Research and Innovation strategy.


Work of RISE

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 has touched upon key elements of R&I policy, including the value of investing in R&I, the importance of a strong science base for knowledge transformation, use of new financial instruments, framework conditions for innovation and social innovation. It elaborated upon the framework conditions for Open Innovation and gave special consideration to emerging trends, including Open Science as well as exploring the global dimension of the European Research Area.

Mission-Oriented R&I Policy

This report is contributing to the development of mission-oriented policy in European R&I

Economics of innovation

Investment and value of research

RISE Workshop

External studies

Open Innovation

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

RISE workshops

External studies

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:

Excellence and specialization:

Open to the world

RISE Policy Briefs and Policy Papers

External studies



Tour d'Europe

The RISE group are visiting European capitals to meet with independent experts and think tanks to discuss R&I and its role in wider European policy. The RISE group will present the findings of their book while the national hosts will put forward the main economic and policy perspectives of their country.



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