Project name: Rising competences & skills in less developed Danube regions through food sector cross-topic innovations

Project acronym: RISE

Project is supported by the Interreg Danube Region Programme, co-funded by the EU.

It corresponds to the 1st priority of the Danube Region Programme: A more competitive and smarter Danube Region.

To the specific objective 1. 2: Development of skills for advancing smart specialisation strategies, industrial transformation and transition towards industry 4.0, including crosssectorial collaborations

Project budget: 2.062.153,14 EUR

Interreg funding: 1.649.722,48 EUR

Project duration: January 2024 – June 2026

Project partners: 11 Project Partners + 10 Associate Partners, from 11 Danube countries

Lead partner: Pomurje Technology Park

About the project:

The project focuses on addressing the critical need to stimulate economic activity and create employment opportunities in regions that face challenges in maintaining critical economic infrastructure. Our mission is clear: to improve entrepreneurial competences and skills in remote areas through the potential for innovation in the food processing industry and responses to current global challenges.

RISE main results will be:

  • Solutions – Transnational cross-sector mentor program and Integrated toolbox – taken up or up-scaled by organisations.
  • Organisations with increased institutional capacity due to their participation in cooperation activities across the borders.
  • Joint strategies and action plans taken up by organisations.

You can read more about the project on the official project website.