CHERRIES is powered by 11 partners from 7 European countries – Austria, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, the Republic of Cyprus, Spain and Sweden.

The team is highly inter- and transdisciplinary, building on long lasting experiences in RRI, territorial innovation and smart specialisation strategies and healthcare policy and research.

Coordinated by ZSI, the consortium brings together heterogeneous actors of the innovation ecosystem, including small and medium enterprises, research institutions, universities, territorial authorities, a hospital and a Civil Society Organisation.

Zentrum für Soziale Innovation GmbH (ZSI)
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Universiteit Leiden (UL)
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European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN)
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Knowledge & Innovation SrlS (K&I)
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Ticbiomed, Tecnologías de la Información de la Región de Murcia (TBM)
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Servicio Murciano de Salud (SMS)
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Fundación Centro Europeo de Empresas e Innovación de Murcia (CEEIM)
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Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia (DGM)
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Actíva (Activa)
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CY.R.I.C Cyprus Research and Innovation Center Ltd. (CYRIC)
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Aretaeio Iatrikon Kentron Ltd. (AIK)
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Advisory board

CHERRIES team is supported by a pool of experts from Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom who oversee the project’s activities and outputs.

Anett Ruszanov

(ERRIN – European Regions Research and Innovation network) expert on health in the context of territorial R&I, RRI and RIS3

John Rigby

(University of Manchester) Expert on innovation policy with a dedicated focus on impact and effectiveness of innovation policy, pre-commercial and public procurement as well as demand-side innovation policy

Rosina Malagrida

(Head of Living Lab for Health, Institut de Recerca de la Sida IrsiCaixa), expert in R&I priority setting and in transdisciplinary R&I projects aimed at health promotion

Wouter Boon

(University of Utrecht), expert in innovation studies related to healthcare and life sciences and user innovation


Esteban Pelayo

Esteban Pelayo is the Director of EURADA, the Association of European Development Agencies. He is… read more

Etienne Verhelle

Etienne works as a Project and Policy Manager at ERRIN, a Brussels-based platform that gathers… read more

Ingeborg Meijer

Ingeborg Meijer is a senior researcher and research policy analyst with more than 20 years… read more

Lukas Macenauer

A former startup founder in HR Tech (game-based behavioral psychometrics) and digital education consultant (VR-based training) Lukas… read more

Nick Guldemond

Dr. Guldemond is professor Integrated care and technology at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University… read more

Julia Palma

Julia has been supporting research and innovation projects for over 15 years. She is specialized… read more

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