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.
(ERRIN – European Regions Research and Innovation network) expert on health in the context of territorial R&I, RRI and RIS3
(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
(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
(University of Utrecht), expert in innovation studies related to healthcare and life sciences and user innovation
Esteban Pelayo is the Director of EURADA, the Association of European Development Agencies. He is… read more
Etienne works as a Project and Policy Manager at ERRIN, a Brussels-based platform that gathers… read more
Ingeborg Meijer is a senior researcher and research policy analyst with more than 20 years… read more
A former startup founder in HR Tech (game-based behavioral psychometrics) and digital education consultant (VR-based training) Lukas… read more
Dr. Guldemond is professor Integrated care and technology at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University… read more
Julia has been supporting research and innovation projects for over 15 years. She is specialized… read more
Esteban Pelayo is the Director of EURADA, the Association of European Development Agencies. He is engineer, hold a postgraduate degree in innovation management and is a certified patent and trademark attorney. He started his professional career in the Enterprise Europe Network helping companies to establish transnational technology transfer agreements; he has worked in the liaison office of the University of Alicante (ES), in the innovation department of the Regional Development Agency of Murcia (ES) and in its office in Brussels helping companies to participate in EU programs.
Etienne works as a Project and Policy Manager at ERRIN, a Brussels-based platform that gathers around 120 regional organisations from more than 20 European countries. Established in 2001, ERRIN supports members to enhance their regional and local research and innovation capacities and further develop their R&I ecosystems. Etienne is leading the work of ERRIN in the H2020-project RIPEET, which supports the experimentation of RRI tools and methodologies in energy transition processes at the regional level. In his policy work, Etienne is frequently promoting the importance of quadruple-helix approaches in policy development and implementation. In prior experiences, Etienne monitored interregional cooperation projects dealing with research and innovation. Several of these are promoting the inclusion of RRI elements in regional strategies and ERDF regional operational programmes, focus on a better identification and work with local stakeholders in policymaking, or address challenges facing innovation in the health sector.
Ingeborg Meijer is a senior researcher and research policy analyst with more than 20 years of experience in the public (Advisory Council on Health Research in the Netherlands) and private (Technopolis Group, Celltech UK) sector. She joined CWTS 10 years ago and was central to setting up all RRI-related activities with the institute, participating in a number of H2020 funded projects such as SUPER MoRRI, NewHoRRIzon, CHERRIES and RIPEET. She has broad knowledge of demand articulation and stakeholder involvement (government, professionals, university, citizens and industry), especially in the life sciences and health, always working at the science-society interface. Recently, she was involved in co-creating the research agenda for Q-fever, the long term effects of which resemble long-covid. She is an executive board member of the European Neuromuscular centre (ENMC) and the Dutch muscular dystrophy patient organisation. She works closely with the Dutch Heart Foundation to assess the societal impact their research funded, and does so through various research activities.
A former startup founder in HR Tech (game-based behavioral psychometrics) and digital education consultant (VR-based training) Lukas is now supporting innovators and researchers in applying RRI through his work as a methodologist and HE Award manager at The Technology Agency of Czech Republic.
Dr. Guldemond is professor Integrated care and technology at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University and senior researcher at the National eHealth Living Lab of Leiden University Medical Center, Dept of Public Health and Primary Care. He holds a degree in medicine and electric engineering. During his career, he worked as a clinical researcher in numerous health innovation programs for pharma, medtech and health IT. He is a key expert on Digital Health and integrated care for various governments on different continents, NGO’s, multi-nationals and start-ups.
Julia has been supporting research and innovation projects for over 15 years. She is specialized in digital health and big data/AI initiatives to improve the quality of life of citizens and the efficiency of the healthcare services. Julia is a firm believer of the relevance of fairness and equity principles to achieve the best outcomes for all.