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About RISE and SSPA Maritime Center

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden is Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner. Through international collaboration with industry, academia and the public sector, our 3,000 employees ensure business competitiveness and contribute to a sustainable society.

RISE and our Swedish Ship Testing Facility “SSPA Maritime Center” are since 1940 a renowned international partner working for a sustainable and resilient maritime future.

We combine public and commercial research and development activities and are at the forefront when it comes to develop new solutions to ensure the transformation to a sustainable and resilient maritime industry. We offer you our expertise, independent guidance and assessment within shipping and maritime operations. We provide advice and tailormade solutions on how ship owners, operators, and other stakeholders around the globe can have a more sustainable business.



Our mission

We make sure maritime operations are safer, smarter and more sustainable. We take great pride in providing adapted solutions for a sustainable and resilient maritime future.
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Dedicated employees

Our 115 employees have diverse backgrounds, represent 18 nationalities and as many languages, 24 PhDs and 2 Olympic medals. We all share a combination of expertise and passion for innovative sustainable maritime solutions.


The management system of RISE/SSPA Maritime Center ensures high technical quality and high efficiency in the execution of projects. Our working methods are adjusted to minimize harmful effects on the environment and to achieve good occupational health and safety. Our management system is used on a daily basis by all employees at RISE maritime...
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Our story

The year was 1908. Leading Swedish industrialist Hugo Hammar was feeling more and more impatient. Sweden needs its own development resources, he argued. Our expanding shipbuilding industry has grown remarkably in size. We need a towing-tank!
Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

RISE contributes to development that boosts environmental, social and economic sustainability, in both industry and society.