The 2020 Call for Research and Innovation Staff Exchange is open to applications.
Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions are part of the Excellent Science pillar of Horizon 2020. The actions support cross-sector mobility of researchers to prepare them for current and future societal challenges, with the overall aim of delivering excellent and innovative research training and career and knowledge-exchange opportunities throughout Europe.
One of the ways in which this is achieved is through the Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) scheme, which promotes international and cross-sector collaboration through the exchange of research and innovation staff, and the 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 EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries and in 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.
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