Cost effective lignin‑based carbon fibres for innovative light‑weight applications

Welcome to RISE – The Swedish Research Institute

The RISE institutes Innventia, SP, and Swedish ICT have merged in order to become a stronger research and innovation partner. Through our international collaboration programmes with academia, industry, and the public sector, we ensure the competitiveness of the Swedish business community on an international level and contribute to a sustainable society. Our 2,200 employees support and promote all manner of innovative processes, and our roughly 100 testbeds and demonstration facilities are instrumental in developing the future-proofing of products, technologies, and services. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden is fully owned by the Swedish state.

The development of RISE – background

In the autumn of 2014, an extensive analytical and strategic project was initiated amongst the co-owners of the RISE institutes, the purpose of which was to analyse the market share and business services of the RISE Group, along with its strengths and the challenges it faces in order to identify improvement potential, achieve a more unified vision of the company and its future and goals. Swerea’s owners elected to not participate in this project.
Since then, Innventia, SP, and Swedish ICT have merged, with the aim of together creating a more united institute sector and becoming a stronger innovation partner for both the Swedish business community and broader society. In 2017 we changed our name to RISE. Pia Sandvik is the MD of the new macro-institute.
– What is most inspiring about this role is that I have the opportunity to develop the potential of the new RISE. We really have an opportunity to increase our ability to fulfil the needs of clients, Pia Sandvik says.

New services

The new RISE will develop more services that will benefit clients in the long term. In particular, this will be carried out through a broadening of the range of services offered and the development of a system that facilitates better access to the various operations. These developments are in response to feedback RISE have received, primarily from small- and medium-sized companies.
– Small- and medium-sized companies are incredibly important for Sweden’s economic growth, but often struggle to access research and development. RISE’s experience with assisting clients in defining their problems, together with our wide range of expertise, allows us to work with almost any technology readiness level. In other words, we are better prepared than many other organisations in the field to provide excellent support for the development of small- and medium-sized companies, Pia Sandvik says.

Published: 17th February 2017


This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 667501.