Ongoing project
This project started on Jan 01, 2020 to end on Dec 31, 2022.
The CHERRIES consortium, consisting of 12 renowned and EU-FP experienced universities, research organisations, SMEs, CSOs, healthcare organisations incl. a private hospital, business and innovation centres and regional authorities from seven European countries.

The CHERRIES model supports healthcare research and innovation policy and pilot actions by interlinking RRI, demand-side policy and territorial innovation models incl. smart specialisation.

This pilot innovation process is  implemented and tested in the territories of Murcia (ES), Örebro (SW) and the Republic of Cyprus (CY). Subsequently, three additional Mirror territories are supported in adopting the CHERRIES model.

The model applies RRI methods in the innovation process, not only contributing to more innovative territorial environments but also to more suitable single innovations that therefore have a higher chance of being widely adopted and establish them successfully on the market.

With these innovative design processes, the project contributes to more open, transparent and democratic R&I systems in the engaged territories and beyond, creating societal, democratic, environmental, economic and scientific impacts as well as tackling transformation processes of the organisations involved.