RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB

RISE is the Swedish Research Institute and innovation partner. In international collaboration with industry, academia and the public sector, we ensure the competitiveness of the business community and contribute to a sustainable society.

RISE is a unique mobilization of resources to increase the pace of innovation in our society. By gathering a number of research institutes and over a hundred test beds and demonstration environments under the umbrella of a single innovation partner, we create improved conditions for society’s problem solvers.

We gather around challenges and organize ourselves accordingly. Together, specialists in disparate fields innovate and resolve tough problems. Depending on the nature of the challenge and our assignment, we take on a variety of roles in the innovation system, and develop new ones as and when required.

We are owned by the Swedish State and work in collaboration with and on behalf of the private and public sectors and academia. Together, we develop services, products, technologies, processes and materials that contribute to a sustainable future and a competitive Swedish business community.


  • RISE drives and supports innovation processes of all kinds.
  • We have facilities throughout Sweden – and beyond.
  • We employ 2,700 people, 30% of whom are PhDs.
  • In 2018, our turnover was approximately SEK 3 billion.
  • We manage over a hundred test beds and demonstration facilities that are open to businesses and higher education institutions.
  • We are an owner of and partner in 60% of Sweden’s total test and demonstration environments.
  • A large proportion of our customers are small and medium-sized companies who are responsible for approximately 30% of our revenue.
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RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB



The RISE Digital Systems division, Smart Hardware Department has strong competences and know-how in the areas of:

  • Wide bandgap power devices and systems
  • Nitride epitaxy and material growth
  • Material characterization
  • Device fabrication and electrical characterization
  • Design and simulation of power devices
  • Packaging of power devices

Our role in the project is to provide these competences to the consortium to achieve breakthroughs in wide bandgap power electronics and to specifically support the Swedish SMEs to develop their technology to higher TRL levels.

Key Contribution

RISE will contribute to new developments for vertical and lateral power GaN devices including advanced packaging and assembly techniques for high speed and high frequency devices. Specifically, RISE will contribute to the project by providing:

  • Epitaxy – facilities, staff and know-how
  • Device characterization and benchmarking
  • Advanced materials characterization
  • TCAD device simulation and model refinement
  • Package development for GaN power devices