RISEtalks shall be professionally arranged events
and shall be appreciated by the RISEmembers.

The RISEtalks is a Progress Marker for each RISE Centre.

The person who offers a RISEtalk training (one hour) and follows up with a RISEmember in person and on-site training is reimbursed EUR 30.

The RISEagency programme addresses the challenges related to fulfilling the investment agreed on, in relation to generating short term financial profit.

  • If the mind-set is short term financial profit and long-term collaboration has been agreed on, the collaboration will fail.
  • If the realities on the ground makes the partner act differently than the long-term collaboration that has been agreed on, the collaboration will fail.
  • This can be managed by signed business plans and collaterals.
  • This concerns both the HR&S Country Branches as well as each RISEmember.

Meeting context and preparation

  • Quarterly meetings with all RISE members together.
  • The RISEtalks are a platform for knowledge sharing among RISEmembers around their their businesses and related topics.
  • The RISEtalks are also a platform for transparently discussing the total amount of capital available within the Country Branch and how this capital shall be shared between RISEmembers. It also includes joint agreements about the time for each loan to be paid back. Thus each RISEmember understands the overall situation, and that their paying back is necessary for other RISEmembers to get a new and larger loan.
  • The RISEtalks shall offer training on topics requested for the the RISEmembers themselves. It is crucial that the trainings directly address Outcome Challenges identified by the RISEmembers and that the training results in a higher score of the related Progress Marker.
  • Benefit from the RISEmember ROPEtrello boards if it empowers the meeting.
  • The RISEtalks shall be well prepared with a well thought through agenda, that is very useful and interesting for the RISEmembers.
  • It shall last for two hours, and never more.
  • The meeting is professionally managed by an experienced chair person, ensuring that each topic on the agenda is well addressed, that each participant has the opportunity to talk and that the two hour meeting time is not exceede.
  • The meeting is prepared by agreeing in a meeting time that suits  as many RISE members as possible. Preferably the meeting takes place at the same time every third month, Maybe the 1st Monday 6-8 pm.
  • Meeting note are taken and shared also with those who did not attend and with HR&S Sweden. Meeting note will include topics for the upcoming RISE talk proposed by the RISEmembers.
  • The travel is paid for by the HR&S Country branch and a small snack is served.
  • The RISEtalks are mandatory for RISEmembers, and the membership fee pays for the costs related to the RISEtalks.
  • If possible locate a host during  the start-up phase, or meet in a public place
  • Offer to participate through on-line connection and if so, arrange with good internet.

Examples of Training opportunities

Evaluation planning 

  • Develop SfC roadmaps for all RISE members.
  • Perform stakeholder analysis and stakeholder management.
  • Compile the necessary data about RISE members.
  • Support RISE members according to need.
  • Performing programme evaluation planning training according to ROPE.

Impact assessment

  • Perform customer surveys targeting i) research & laboratory management, and ii) social enterprising.
  • Collect photos and videos with consent to be used for fundraising campaigns.
  • Perform programme surveys with scientific evidence.
    • Developing a survey manual.
    • Micro survey management; Compiling baseline data. Compiling monitoring data and evidence according to TestE. 
    • Macro survey management; Compiling baseline data collected from the Programme management. Compiling baseline data collected from the national development plan and related information. Compiling baseline data collected from regional and international documents. Do state-of-the-art research benefitting from the scientific literature.
    • Developing an annual Survey report.

Business management, Branding & Public Relations

  • All aspects of business management in general.
  • Programme public visibility. We benefit from PR management to protect, enhance, and build reputations through the media, social media, and self-produced communications.
  • Performing an analysis on how our brand is currently perceived among supporters and customers, then proceed to plan on how the brand should be perceived if it is to achieve its objectives and continue with ensuring that the brand is perceived as planned and secures its objectives.
  • Connect the programme with the local community and share awareness about how this programme shall benefit the whole community. Invite the community member and leaders to make suggestions about the local benefit and sustainability of the programme.
  • Assess the competition on the market.
  • Develops stories for crowd-funding campaigns, with photos and videos.
  • Share the link to crowd-funding campaigns on social media reaching out to the local and international community that may have an interest in that specific opportunity.
  • Training
    • Coach programmes on branding and public relations.

Laboratory Technician Adviser

Local advisers related to laboratory operations and accreditation can be assigned to the RISE Centres. The RISE laboratory technician advisers have the below assignments.

    • Offer expert advice to RISE members linked to the HR&S Research management and Laboratory management programmes.
    • Link HR&S to laboratories in the target country.
    • Coordinate the country nodes of the HR&S Network of Technicians.


  • Overview and support the Branch team-leader with that contracts are developed and signed between the RISE members and the HR&S country branch.
    Compile and store the contracts. Support the team-leader with ensuring that the content of the contract is honoured.
  • Overview that the bookkeeping of RISE Centre members is well managed and prepare for efficient auditing by the end of the fiscal year.
  • Develop and give advice on internal financial control systems.
  • Join when procuring items and ensure good and correct price in accordance with what is presented on the receipt.
  • Accompany the survey management officer while performing surveys to collect financial monitoring data.


The auditor is independent from the team of Operations and makes annual auditing of The HR&S local branch as well as each RISE Centre member.

  • Accuracy of the bookkeeping according to international standard. Whether there is supporting documentation related to costs.
  • Accuracy of that all funds related to the programme are kept at one separate bank account, agreed on by the Client.
  • The accuracy of the monthly bank account statements was reconciled.
  • Review if the outgoing balance for the previous period is the same as an incoming balance for the current period.
  • Adequacy of internal control related to disbursement procedures.
  • Follow up whether salary costs debited to the project/programme are recorded throughout the duration of the year in a systemized way.
  • Examine whether foreign exchange gains and losses are disclosed.
  • Compliance with the applicable tax legislation in regard to taxes and social security fees.
  • Follow up whether procurement guidelines have been respected.
  • Adequacy of internal control related to disbursement procedures.
  • Review whether there is an unbroken chain of audited financial reports.
  • Ensure communication around problems encountered.

Awareness raising on how to manage a private economy

Registering a company

  • Prior to company registration the programme can operate under the local branch company registration.
  • Practical support with going through the business registration procedures.

CROSS Country Branch coordination

  • The Country Branches may want to develop a joint power point presentation, benefiting from the information available on HR&S website, and new information that they introduce to the team.  The RISE operations team PR officer is in charge of the launching of training events.
  • The arrangements and lessons learned are discussed in the team-leader chat.
  • We acknowledge that each businesses and each entrepreneur are very different, and we need to understand each entrepreneur as a family member, to be able to help in actual practice.

Compile a joint package on business accounting.

1. Book keeping.
2. Advantages with bookkeeping.
3. Bookkeeping as important part of financial management.
4. Financial management, expenditure prioritization, and business growth.
5. Auditing and management report.

Joint Cross country training.

With examination and certificates for those who pass an exam.

The training events targets our RISE members and is free of charge for them, as one of the benefits from paying membership fee.  Then also non-members are invited who pays a fee, this fee is a direct income to the RISE Centres, EUR 20 for non members (EUR 10 for students and non-employed). The focus of the cross country training training events are the members, and in addition arrangements are made to also serve non-members.