Call for video providers


On behalf of the CHERRIES consortium the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN), is looking for providers to develop a short video (4 minutes max) in each of the CHERRIES pilot regions. The videos should feature the following contents:

  • The process of implementing the CHERRIES methodology in each of the three pilot regions
  • Key achievements
  • Interviews and testimonials with local CHERRIES partners and the experimentation team


The final dates for recording will be confirmed together with local partners depending on the development of the pilots, yet these are the preliminary expected dates:

  • Örebro (Sweden): April 2022
  • Murcia (Spain): June/September 2022
  • Nicosia (Cyprus): June/September 2022


Application Deadline: 2nd of February 2022


Please see Terms of Reference –> CHERRIES TOR Videos


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CHERRIES Evaluation Committee announces the four CHERRIES Mirror Regions


Last 29th of November, the CHERRIES Evaluation Committee selected the four Mirror Regions that will replicate the methodology of the CHERRIES demand-driven innovation methodology with their own resources and the support of the CHERRIES consortium The Committee, composed of regional representatives of each one of the pilot territories and the project coordinator, assessed the applications received under different parameters to choose the most suitable regions to carry out the whole process. The applications selected were proposed by: Burgos (Spain), Coimbra (Portugal), Nord East (Romania), and West of Ireland (Ireland).

The selected Mirror Regions gathered within their consortiums outstanding entities able to implement the different stages of the methodology: the need identification through a bottom-up process, the release of a call for solutions aimed at solving the identified challenge, and the co-creation process of the final solution. Hence, we are glad to give a warm welcome on board to the associations from Burgos: The Society for the development of the province of Burgos (SODEBUR) and the European Business and Innovation Centre of Burgos (CEEI Burgos); from Coimbra: The Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Centro (CCDRC), Instituto Pedro Nunes and Universidade de Coimbra; from Nord East: The North East Regional Development Agency (North East RDA), the North East Regional Innovative Cluster for Structural and Molecular Imaging (Imago-Mol) and the hospital PROVIDENTA; and from West of Ireland: The Western Development Commission (WDC), CISCO, the Health Services Executive Digital Transformation Group and the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG).

Those graceful regions will be rewarded with direct support from the pilot regions and the CHERRIES consortium to implement the methodology within their territories. In consequence, they will benefit from different services such as webinars and workshops to get to know in detail how to launch and set the stage for the different phases in their territories, one-on-one coaching support from a paired pilot region with the aim of sharing experiences, best-practices, know-how and to help to overcome common obstacles; or the possibility to widen their network through activities like face-to-face meetings in Brussels with the CHERRIES team and other experts.


On the 20th of January 2022 will be held a kick-off event to launch the activities prepared for the Mirror Regions and to introduce them to the representatives of the CHERRIES pilot regions.


European regions wanting to join the CHERRIES Community for innovation

CHERRIES, is a European project aiming at developing a model on which RRI, demand-side policy and territorial innovation models –such as S3 – are interlinked to support research and innovation policy within the territory. To validate this model, 3 partner regions, Murcia (ES), Örebro (SE), and the Republic of Cyprus (CY) have been selected to deal with 3 healthcare challenges identified in the region through a co-creation process.

In order to create sustainability and spread the model beyond the initial territories, CHERRIES aims to create a community of stakeholders engaged in similar approaches.

Under this aim, CHERRIES is conducting a call for mirror regions to replicate the model in other three regions from EU and associated states. The participants are expected to form a consortium of more than two organisations –public administration and private entities— This regional consortium will mobilise their own resources to identify and work with a challenge, not restricted to healthcare sector.

The Mirror regions will receive one-on-one coaching to exchange know-how, practices, resources and receive periodic follow-up on the CHERRIES’ learnings and its updates. Travel expenses covering and coaching support will be given only to these three chosen mirror regions.

As a second step, the call will remain open for further regions willing to replicate the CHERRIES model within their territories. The objective is to promote a pan-European Community of stakeholders interested on CHERRIES objectives. This Community will exchange know-how, promising practices, and resources; to become the natural place to receive personalised explanations and periodic follow up on the CHERRIES learnings and its updates.

Being member of the CHERRIES Community will allow the regions to

  • To more efficiently utilise your regional funds to foster innovation within your region within the framework of RRI policies
  • To implement a new co-creation and demand-driven model in your region to facilitate the uptake of the innovation, ensuring the application of RRI principles
  • To foster the capacity of public entities to systematically identify and solve their needs while creating opportunities for private companies.
  • To replicate the CHERRIES model under the close, advise of the three CHERRIES regions. CHERRIES Mirror Regions will benefit from a one-to-one support on how to implement the validated CHERRIES model in their territories, saving time, energy, and efforts to avoid failure and risk.

Candidate regions are to submit the proposal in a Consortium that replicates the same constellation of stakeholders defined in the CHERRIES model, this is stakeholder dealing with business support, regional development, public bodies with a sectorial approach, among others.

Submit your trial application sending this word document to the email



If you missed the webinar on how to apply to the Call for Mirror Regions and you want to become one of the 3 Mirror regions or/and member of the #CHERRIES community but you have questions related to the application?


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