RISE expert group advocates open research and innovation as essential drivers for growth in Europe
On 15 May 2017, the high-level expert group of Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts (RISE) presented its report 'Europe’s future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World' to Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.
The advent of digital technologies is making science and innovation more open, collaborative and global. In their report, the RISE group stress that a successful shift towards Open Science and Open Innovation will substantially increase the economic and social impact of research and innovation. The benefits would be further increased if science and innovation were 'Open to the World', by accessing the latest knowledge and best talent worldwide.
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. I am grateful to the members of the 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."
Openness also means possibilities for experimenting with innovation at a local level, for creating new markets and for improving regulation.
The book will act as the basis for further reflection and debate with experts and stakeholders on the economic and societal policy rationale for an open EU Research and Innovation strategy.
The high-level expert group of Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts (RISE) was set up in 2014 to advise and support the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation on the formulation and implementation of policies under his remit.