This supports short-term mobility of research and innovation staff at all career levels, from the most junior (post-graduate) to the most senior (management), including administrative and technical staff.
Support is provided for the development of partnerships in the form of joint research and innovation activities between the participants. 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.
Some practical considerations:
RISE projects are carried out by consortium of research institutions and companies and must be established in at least three different countries of which two must be EU Member States and/or Associated Countries.
If all participants are from the same sector (either only academic or non-academic), at least one participant must be from a third country. Australia/New Zealand can participate as a partner organisation.
The exchanges of Australian/New Zealand employed researchers are normally not funded. There can be exceptional funding where their participation is deemed essential for carrying out the action.
Secondments may be split into several stays not exceeding 12 months in total and not going beyond the project duration. The splits must be justified and considered beneficial for the transfer of knowledge activities.
The exchanged staff members should be guaranteed full reintegration into the sending institution thus maximising the impact of the action for knowledge sharing and long-term collaboration.