9:00 | Brussels, The Square Convention Centre (2nd floor)


CHERRIES Conference 2022 | Discover. Exchange. Connect.

25 May 2022 9.30-17 CET. The Square Convention Centre, Brussels.

CHERRIES consortium is delighted to announce the upcoming CHERRIES Conference taking place in Brussels on May 25th: “Connecting Responsible Innovation Ecosystem”

Organised back-to-back to the EBN Annual Congress 2022 | Transition Towards 2030, CHERRIES conference will provide participants with insights from project partners and their stakeholders on how the CHERRIES model contributed to shape regional “shared arenas for deliberation” as a means for needs identification and the way they are planning to transit “from regional pilots to sustainable actions”.

Through engaging workshops, we will explore the “next generation of CHERRIES-model”, by integrating transition management thinking into Open Innovation 2.0 approaches.

The conference will see the participation of regional and European policy makers, researchers, innovation experts, entrepreneurs, incubators that will join panel discussions, pitching sessions and keynotes.

Discover the event programme: CHERRIES Conference 2022_Public event 25 May 2022_Final Agenda

If interested in the programme and willing to join us in this occasion, please register your interest through this link:


You’ll been contacted by the organisers to confirm your participation.

Please reach out to Chiara.Davalli@ebn.eu and Covadonga.Rayon@ebn.eu for any further information you might need!



9.00-9.30 Registration & welcome coffee

9.30-9.45 Welcome and intro about CHERRIES Stefan Philipp, Researcher and Project manager at ZSI and CHERRIES coordinator

9.45-10.15 Responsible TeRRItories | Innovative ecosystemic approaches to regional health challenges Laure Raso, Head of EU Projects Department at CEEIM; Moyses Moyseos, Operations Manager at CyRIC; Lena Uvhagen, Development Leader for Public Health at Örebro Lan

10.15-11.00 ZOOM IN – CHERRIES solution providers’ insights Dr Hara Pylarinou, SYSTSERV; Annika Karlsson Juliussen, Head of Public Health in Southern Örebro County; Blanca Contreras, Senior Project Manager at Evidenze Digital Health – Pulso

11.00-11.30 Networking coffee break

11.30-13.00 Workshops: WS1-Deliberation as a basis for need identification | WS2-From pilots to sustainable actions Stefan Philipp, Researcher and Project Manager at ZSI; Sonia Mena Jara, Researcher at CWTS

13.00-14.15 Lunch [CHERRIES Conference merges with 2022 EBN Annual Congress]

14.15-14.45 Inspiring speech: Are we doing it all wrong? The 12 buildinn blocks of innovation and sustainability  Nir Koren, CEO & founder of buildinn; Laura Lecci, CEO of EBN

14.45-15.30 Responsibility and sustainability – two sides of the same coin Myriam Martín, Head of Project Management at Ticbiomed; Cristiana Costa, Project Manager at Laboratory for Automation and Systems (LAS) of the Instituto Pedro Nunes; Ingeborg Meijer, Senior Researcher at Leiden University (CWTS); Marinos Portokallides, Scientific Officer ‘A at Research and Innovation Foundation representing the Chief Scientist Office or Research and Innovation Foundation of the Republic of Cyprus

15.30-15.45 Coffee break

15.45-16.20 Keynote speech: testing RRI and demand driven approaches to shape regional (smart specialisation) innovation strategies Esther Peñalver Ibarra, Director CEEI Murcia; Douglas Robinson, Deputy Director of LISIS-CNRS; Nicola De Michelis, Director, DG Regio, Smart and Sustainable Growth and Programme Implementation

16.20-16.30 Conclusions and closing remarks Stefan Philipp, Researcher and Project Manager at ZSI; Laura Lecci, CEO of EBN

16.30 -17.00 Cocktail