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10 Mar 2016

Austrian expert appointed as member of EC High Level Group RISE

The High Level Group "Research, Innovation, and Science Policy Experts" (RISE) was set up by the European Commission in June 2014. Its mandate and membership have been recently renewed. Matthias Weber, Head of Business Unit "Research, Technology and Innovation Policy" at AIT, the Austrian Institute of Technology has again been appointed as a member of RISE.

The RISE HLG has as its policy rationale the Innovation Union initiative, the Europe 2020 Strategy, and the Innovation Union flagship initiative. The group is financed through Horizon 2020. RISE gives direct strategic support to the European Commissioner for research, innovation, and science, Carlos Moedas, 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 smart, sustainable, and socially inclusive growth for the EU and associated countries within a globalised world. The group has four sub-groups: the Open Innovation advisory group, the Open Science advisory group, the Open to the World advisory group, and the Open Knowledge Markets advisory group. Mr Weber is a member of the Open Knowledge Markets sub-group.

For more information:

AIT - press release (in German)

RISE Website

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