Edition 186 - October 2016

Opening Soon: MSCA-RISE-2017: Research and Innovation Staff Exchange

The RISE scheme will promote international and inter-sector collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges, and sharing of knowledge and ideas from research to market (and vice-versa). The scheme fosters a shared culture of research and innovation that welcomes and rewards creativity and entrepreneurship and helps to turn creative ideas into innovative products, services or processes.

RISE involves organisations from the academic and non-academic sectors (in particular SMEs), based in Europe (EU Member States and Associated Countries) and outside Europe (third countries).

Support is provided for the development of partnerships in the form of a joint research and innovation project. This is aimed at knowledge sharing via international as well as intersectoral mobility, based on secondments of research and innovation staff (exchanges) with an in-built return mechanism.

Expected Impact:

At staff member level:

- Increased set of skills, both research-related and transferable ones, leading to improved employability and career prospects both in and outside academia

- Increase in higher impact R&I output, more knowledge and ideas converted into products and services

- Greater contribution to the knowledge-based economy and society

At organisation level:

- Enhanced cooperation and transfer of knowledge between sectors and disciplines

- Strengthening of international and intersectoral collaborative networks

- Boosting of R&I capacity among participating organisations

At system level:

- Increase in international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility of researchers in Europe

- Strengthening of Europe's human capital base in R&I

- Increase in Europe's attractiveness as a leading destination for R&I

- Better quality R&I contributing to Europe's competitiveness and growth

Budget: EUR 80 million 

Opening: 1 December 2016
Closing: 5 April 2017

More information

(back to newsletter)