CHERRIES Webinar Series: Shaping Responsible Healthcare Systems in Europe – Murcia

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Webinar 2:  Shaping responsible healthcare ecosystems in Europe –
Better healthcare services through cocreation: patients and professional have a say

Date: 18 October 2021
Time: 11 am – 12 (CET)
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About the 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.

„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.

The webinar series offer a unique opportunity for other European regions to understand how the CHERRIES methodology could be applied in their specific context and consider the opportunity to apply to become a CHERRIES Mirror Region.

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About the webinar:

Ecosystem approach can be successfully used for creating new digital health solutions in Europe. Concrete collaboration between healthcare stakeholders and IT companies, for developing new innovative digital solutions, is a win-win-win process. Companies get privileged access to relevant end-users in order to fully understand their problems and needs. The healthcare stakeholders actively participate in the systematic co-development of need-based innovative solutions that improve their daily work, patient care processes and services. Within the framework of CHERRIES, a solution focused on “Early detection of progression in Multiple Sclerosis” is being developed. In order to guarantee that the developed solution is aligned with the values, needs and expectations of the society, CHERRIES foster the engagement of societal actors, professionals and patients, therefore the development of the solution includes interactions with all the actors (healthcare, professionals and patients) including mainly those involved in the definition of the need: EMACC the Association for Multiple Sclerosis of Cartagena, the Biomedical Engineering group from the Polytechnic University of Cartagena and the Neurology Service of Cartagena Hospital.


  • Gorka Sánchez (Innovation Director at SMS)
  • Adrian Zittelli Ferrari (Director of EU affairs at Murcia Regional Government)
  • Laure RASO (EU Project Manager at EUIBIC CEEIM)
  • Dr. Nick Guldemond PhD DSc (med), Leiden University Medical Center  No transformation without co-creation: how user and stakeholder involvement is essential for system improvements in health and social care
  • Stefan Philipp (ZSI) – Project Coordinator

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