Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)
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RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
Type Research Institute
Merged with RISE Research Institutes of Sweden Holding AB in 2018
Headquarters Sweden, Gothenburg
Key people Pia Sandvik (CEO)
Jan Wäreby (Chairman)
Revenue Increase 3,57 billion SEK - 2019
Net income Increase 47 million SEK - 2019
Owner Government of Sweden
Number of employees 2.800 (average, 2019)
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB (RISE) is a Swedish state-owned research institute, collaborating together with universities, industry and the public sector to drive international competitive sustainable development and growth.
RISE perform industry research and innovation as well as testing and certification. The research proposition of the Swedish government states that the overall objective for the RISE group research institutes is to be internationally competitive and work for sustainable growth in Sweden by strengthening industry competitiveness and renewal. / Paraphrase from the research proposition 2016/17:50 (Kunskap i samverkan)
In January 2020 RISE had approximately 2 800 employees over five organisational divisions:
Bioeconomy and Health
Materials and Production
Safety and Transport
Up until 2019/2020 RISE had six divisions that was reorganised into the 5 divisions listed above. The former divisions were Bioeconomy, Bioscience and Materials, Materials and Production, ICT, Built Environment, and Safety and Transport.
RISE operates in more than 25 cities all over Sweden and also have facilities in Denmark, Norway, Great Britain, France and Belgium. In 2019, RISE had a turnover of 3,57 billion SEK.
2 Ownership and history
3 The RISE group
5 External links
RISE produce sustainability reports for projects and services, which during in 2018 were produced for 74 projects. Since 2019 RISE has a sustainability strategy, that spans over six years, and which are partly connected to the UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as the organisations' both negative and positive impact on sustainability through internal activities (e.g. travels) as well as impact through research projects and services.
Electricity use per employee (kWh): Decrease14 823, 2019 (16 636, 2018)
Business trips CO2 emissions per employee (kg): Decrease763, 2019 (1 066, 2018)
Projects having a Sustainability Declaration: 20 per cent, (16 per cent, 2018)
Ownership and history
RISE AB was founded in 1997 under the name Ireco Holding AB by the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, now called The Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation (Sweden), and the government agency The Knowledge Foundation. Its first assignment was to, together with owners and other interested parties review the structure and, in which case it was called for, turn trusts into registered corporations. This was performed mainly up until 2002.
In 2007, the IRECO Holding AB became wholly state-owned in 2007, and organised its operations into different corporate grops: Innventia, SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, Swedish ICT and Swerea. In 2009, the company changed its name to RISE Research Institutes of Sweden Holding AB and received an expanded mandate and significantly increased resources. Since 2016 RISE Research Institutes of Sweden is the sole owner of Sweden Holding AB Innventia, the Swedish ICT companies, and most companies within the SP group. Since 2017 they all operate under the RISE brand name.
In 2018 RISE Research Institutes of Sweden Holding AB merged with the subsidiary RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB and took the latter name: RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB. In October 2018, two thirds of the Swerea group became fully owned by RISE.
The RISE group
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden consists of five divisions that gather the operations of former autonomous research institutes and their subsidiaries.
Innventia (paper, pulp, packaging and biofuel)
SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
SP Process Development AB
RISE Energy Technology Center
RISE Fire Research AS
CBI, Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute
Glafo, Glass Research Institute
JTI, Swedish Institute of Agricultutral and Environmental Engineering
SIK, Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology
SMP, Swedish Machinery Testing Institute
YKI, Institute for Surface Chemistry (since January 2013 integrated part of SP's Chemistry, Materials and Surfaces unit)
Swedish ICT (information and communications technology)
Acreo Swedish ICT
RISE Interactive Institute AB
SICS Swedish ICT
RISE Viktoria AB
Swerea (materials technology)
RISE Processum AB (60% ownership)
MoRe Research (60% ownership)