In Sweden, responsibility for health and medical care is divided between the national government, territories and municipalities. The foundation of Swedish health and medical care is public, but private alternatives do exist. Most private caregivers have agreements with territories. The Örebro County is the healthcare provider running 28 healthcare centres, three hospitals with 8000 employees. The publicly funded innovation system of the Örebro County is compact and focused on three main activities; tech-transfer, incubation and business development. The main territorial support actors are Inkubera, Alfred Nobel Science Park, Örebro University Innovation Office and the Almi Invest.
In CHERRIES the existing cooperation between the public healthcare sector and CSOs with a focus on the Western health care district of Örebro county will be accelerated. The main actors in this regard are the Activa foundation, an organisation supporting ill and disabled people, and Möckelnföreningarna, a civil society organisation that works as an umbrella for over 100 civil society actors providing care.