On the 16th and 17th of January 2020, the CHERRIES project (Constructing Healthcare Environments through Responsible Research Innovation and Entrepreneurship Strategies), held a Kick-off meeting in Vienna organized by ZSI. The project partners from Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden met each other for the first time and discussed their contributions and how they will work together. Cristina Marcone, the Project´s Officer from the European Commission´s Research Executive Agency, held the initial presentation to explain how CHERRIES is embedded in the H2020 framework and welcomed the participants. Her presentation was followed by work package presentations and discussions from all project partners. The aim of the meeting was to give all partners a deeper understanding of the project’s objectives and the interconnections to ensure a successful launch and swift start in the productive first year.