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 ulises.pisano@ticbiomed.net

 


 

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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We have recorded it for you.

We also added the presentation of the webinar so you do not lose detail.

CHERRIES launches a new webinar series – Shaping Responsible Healthcare Systems in Europe

This year, the CHERRIES project is putting together a brand new webinar series focusing on shaping responsible healthcare ecosystems in Europe. This series contains three webinars, each highlighting a different partner region. All sessions take place in October 2021. To find out more about each individual webinar, visit our events page.

What is the rationale of our webinar series?

Challenge-based innovation processes, used in e.g., open innovation, functional procurement, hackathon etc., have become increasingly popular during the last years and are also core of the experiments conducted in the CHERRIES project. The RRI experiments in CHERRIES are in fact based on demand-driven and open innovation approaches that should address the emerging and unmet needs of the health care sector at territorial level in order to build more equitable and more socially “porous” healthcare systems for the health and benefits of all the citizens within each territory. To discuss all these, CHERRIES, is organising a series of webinars highlighting the case of each partner region in the framework of the 19th European Week for Region and Cities, where the webinar series features as side events.

Why should you join?

“Shaping responsible healthcare ecosystems in Europe“ CHERRIES webinar series 2021 aims at showcasing the policy experiments in the healthcare sector held in three European territories of Murcia (ES), Örebro (SE) and the Republic of Cyprus (CY). Designed as a peer learning opportunity, the three sessions will focus on the CHEEIRES regions to present the territorial innovation ecosystems, their stakeholders and the way CHERRIES methodology is implemented in each specific context. We will also learn about some preliminary results and impact on the regional innovation policies.

These webinars are thought for a diverse audience, including academic players, innovation-active actors, intermediary organizations, and regional and health policy actors. Each session (1 hour) will see the participation of an expert on regional innovation policies and/or RRI to provide some general comments on the presented case.

How can you register?

By accessing the links below you can register to one of the sessions highlighting the respective CHERRIES partner region:

This webinar series also offers participants, particularly to stakeholders from other European regions,  the perfect opportunity understand and explore how the CHERRIES methodology could be applied in their specific context and consider the opportunity to apply to become a CHERRIES Mirror Region.

If you have any questions about the webinar series contact our team at events@ebn.eu. To find out more about each individual webinar, visit our events page.

 


 

If you missed the CHERRIES webinar Series 2021, we have recorded it for you.

DO NOT MISS IT!

 

Focus on Cyprus, 11th October 2021

 

Focus on Murcia, 18th October 2021

 

Focus on Örebro, 25th October 2021

 

Örebro launches a second call for solutions

Exciting news from the Region of  Örebro! In the framework of the CHERRIES project, Örebro has launched a second call for solutions to their challenge of “Breaking and preventing involuntary loneliness among elderly”.  If you are interested, make sure you submit your application by the deadline of 25th November.

Following the CHERRIES model, the Region of  Örebro has identified involuntary loneliness among the elderly as a key challenge facing their healthcare ecosystem. As such,  they are now on the look out for projects using social innovation to apply themselves to piloting solutions that answer to this challenge.

The selected project will receive the support of the CHERRIES community and receive up to 31 500 € to develop their solution over a period of 8 months.

To find out more about this call for solution, visit our page outlining the call details & the application process.

 

Join the CHERRIES Community!

Have you heard? We are looking for regions interested to uptake our validated co-creation CHERRIES model. Find out more about our Call for Mirror Regions!

Key information:

  • Apply before November 12th , 2021.
  • Want a trial? Send us your draft before November 5th , 2021.
What is CHERRIES?

CHERRIES is a new European project based on a model where civil society, healthcare organizations and companies co-create healthcare solutions. They receive the economic support of regional funds, and the business advice of eHealth experts Regions that are interested in this model can receive free coaching.

Open call at a glance:

  • Economic support: The 3 selected Mirror Regions chosen will receive a session of coaching to be held in Brussels if the pandemic allows physical meetings. All travel expenses would be covered by the CHERRIES project.
  • Application deadline: November 12th , 2021.
  • Who can apply?Regional consortiums integrated by territorial stakeholders involved or interested in embedding the RRI practices in territorial innovation policies and instruments – not necessarily in the health sector only. The Community will be open for R&I actors from outside Europe, so to facilitate a global exchange of practises
  • Language: Application forms can only be filled in English.
  • Evaluation criteria: commitment, motivation, representation and regional impact

How to be part of the CHERRIES community? Follow the steps below:

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.

STEP 1: Build the Consortium

Identify in your region the key stakeholders that will be able a) to identify need in a concrete sector with the involvement of the civil society; b) to allocate the regional funding to work on the action and c) to support the cocreation process between solution providers and the organisations identifying the need.

STEP 2: Fill in the form provided in the call

Provide as much information as possible in the form designed to gather your proposal. Pay special attention to

  • The Consortium’s capacity to mobilise regional actors covering the different aspects of the call with particular attention to civil society engagement and other RRI principles
  • The feasibility to commit public funding to carry out the activities needed to identify and address the challenge (i.e., public funding, regional structural funds, etc.).
  • The commitment to implement the CHERRIES methodology, to actively participate in both online and offline meetings and get implicated in the implementation process together with those activities developed beyond the project lifespan.

STEP 3: Submit your proposal in time

Send in your proposal before the 12 of November.

Interested? Then click here to find out more and apply by November 12th , 2021.

 

 

RESULTS OF THE CHERRIES OPEN CALL “Provision of medical services to the Cypriot citizens that live in rural and remote areas and do not have easy access to healthcare services and prescribed medicines” – CYPRUS CHALLENGE

On February 15th 2021, the CHERRIES project launched three open calls for recipients of financial support.

The calls closed on the 15th of April, at 17h00 (CEST).

We are now glad to announce the results of the call “Provision of medical services to the Cypriot citizens that live in rural and remote areas and do not have easy access to healthcare services and prescribed medicines” – CYPRUS CHALLENGE

A total of 12 applications were received for this call, 12 of them being eligible for funding.

The evaluation and selection have been completed and the selected solution is: Doctors Hello, a peer-to-peer ecosystem, which
provides innovative telemedicine services developed to support real-world healthcare based on real-time distributed data.

All solution proposers have been informed about the evaluation results for their proposal for financial support.

More details are available here: CHERRIES_T4.2_PUBLIC EVALUATION REPORT_CYPRUS

RESULTS OF THE CHERRIES OPEN CALL “BREAKING AND PREVENTING INVOLUNTARY LONELINESS AMONG ELDERLY” – ÖREBRO CHALLENGE

On February 15th 2021, the CHERRIES project launched three open calls for recipients of financial support.

The calls closed on the 15th of April, at 17h00 (CEST).

We are now glad to announce the results of the call “BREAKING AND PREVENTING INVOLUNTARY LONELINESS AMONG ELDERLY” – ÖREBRO CHALLENGE

A total of 8 applications were received for this call, 8 of them being eligible for funding.

The evaluation and selection have been completed and the selected solution is:

Seniors leading seniors to a more meaningful and healthier everyday life in Laxå municipality, by Laxå Municipality.

All solution proposers have been informed about the evaluation results for their proposal for financial support.

More details are available here: CHERRIES_T4.2_PUBLIC EVALUATION REPORT_ÖREBRO

RESULTS OF THE CHERRIES OPEN CALL “EARLY DETECTION OF PROGRESSION IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS” – MURCIA CHALLENGE

On February 15th 2021, the CHERRIES project launched three open calls for recipients of financial support.

The calls closed on the 15th of April, at 17h00 (CEST).

We are now glad to announce the results of the call “EARLY DETECTION OF PROGRESSION IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS – MURCIA CHALLENGE”.

A total of 7 applications were received for this call, 6 of them being eligible for funding.

The evaluation and selection have been completed and the selected solution is:

MS CARE – Multiple Sclerosis care by PULSO EDICIONES S.L.

All solution proposers have been informed about the evaluation results for their proposal for financial support.

More details are available here: CHERRIES_T4.2_PUBLIC EVALUATION REPORT_MUR

CHERRIES Territorial Mapping Reports are available online

CHERRIES engages ecosystems in South-West Europe (Murcia ES), Northern Europe (Örebro SE) and South-East Europe (Republic of Cyprus CY). The territorial preconditions and development paths are varying. While the size and population of the territories are similar, the administrative, economic, and innovation systems have major differences.

What is the influence of these differences on the capacity of the regions to develop demand-driven health innovations; what are drivers and barriers, and what is the policy mix that supports territorial responsible research and innovation in healthcare?

Based on the mapping guidelines (D2.1), the three territorial ecosystems have been mapped by regional partners under the experienced guidance of CWTS, the Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University. The mappings scrutinised the central actors in the territorial healthcare systems, their innovation behaviour and capabilities, priorities, needs and observable trends. Further, the policy instruments determining the innovation policy mix were analysed. The methodology builds upon a mixed-method ranging from desk research, expert interviews to bibliometrics indicators and networks.

The European Commission (EC) describes its policy for responsible research and innovation (RRI) as diverse sets of societal actors
(researchers, citizens, policymakers, business, third sector organizations, etc.) that “work together during the whole research and innovation process in order to better align both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs, and expectations of society”. The major mechanism for bringing actors together is public engagement, one of the EC’s six RRI ‘keys’ along with ethics, gender equality, governance, open science,
and science education. The capacity to support territorial health innovations in an engaging and responsible way is central to the experimentation phase in CHERRIES.

The Regional Mapping Reports bring together the main findings from mapping the actors and stakeholders, the policy context, and mapping of context and content in relation to smart specialisation.

Each report comprises an understanding of the specificities of a territory, including the peculiarities of its economic structure, the idiosyncrasies of its institutions, the character of its political culture and policy-mix and its relational connections as well as the status for RRI implementation. These territorial development paths serve a baseline for further interventions (WP3 and WP4) into these systems, and subsequent monitoring (WP6).

CHERRIES Murcia | Submit your solution to the PROGRESS challenge

Murcia, in the framework of the CHERRIES project, has launched a call for digital health companies.

Following the CHERRIES model, the Region of Murcia has detected 1 healthcare challenge to be solved by technology. The selected company will have the opportunity to co-create the solutions hand in hand with healthcare professionals, IoT experts and patients and will receive funding – up to € 50,000.

The objective of the challenge is to achieve the early detection of the progression in Multiple Sclerosis by applying sensors to patients by the Internet of Things (IoT) further than the current test face to face every 6 or 12 months. The main aim is to carry out a controlled clinical trial with at least 30 patients for 5 months.

A webinar was organised last March 24th, 2021. It counted with the participation of the organizations that proposed the challenge and provided additional information on the call launched. At the end of the webinar, a question and answer session was opened.

 

CHERRIES featured as project of the month by Murcia Region

On February 25th, Gorka Sanchez Nanclares (Servicio Murciano de Salud) was invited by the Region of Murcia to present CHERRIES project in the framework of the initiative CARM Europa Proyecto del mes.

Check out the webinar recordings to discover CHERRIES objectives and methodology, the stakeholders involved in the activities of Murcia region and the open call for solutions.CHERRIES Murcia is calling European companies to solve the “Early detection of progression in Multiple Sclerosis” challenge.

 

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