The RISE funding scheme is bottom-up, meaning there are no topics predefined by the European Commission. RISE projects are carried out within the framework of a consortium involving 3 or more partners.
Organisations actively involved in research/innovation are invited to propose joint projects. Support is provided for the development of partnerships in the form of joint research and innovation activities between the participants.
The 2017 RISE call for proposals is open from 1 December 2016 with a deadline on 5 April 2017. It has an overall budget of €80 million.