Constructing Healthcare Environments through Responsible Research Innovation & Entrepreneurship Strategies (CHERRIES)
A focus is set on demand-side innovation policy by training local stakeholders in the regions healthcare sectors to identify needs within their organizations. One need per region will be chosen and a responding call for solutions will be drafted to which entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply with tailor made solutions. After the selection of one solution per region the development of a pilot will be funded by CHERRIES and the entrepreneurs will co-create a solution with the need-owner. The sustainability and market creation of these innovations will be addressed. These processes, their outcomes and the policy frameworks the experiments are embedded in will be mapped, monitored, evaluated and serve as evidence-base for revision of sectoral policies, strategies and innovation support instruments. Thereby, CHERRIES will engage the territorial stakeholder ecosystems in participatory agenda setting, need articulation and institutional reflection processes. These will serve as starting point for collective approaches with shared responsibilities aiming to create more open, inclusive and self-sustaining territorial research and innovation (R&I) ecosystems.
Within the CHERRIES Project, K&I is in charge of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Assessment activities, aimed at securing the project’ overall impacts as well as to accompany and to study the policy experiments and the innovation pilots. K&I will also contribute to the process of reflection on territorial RRI implementation and future potential in the healthcare sector and in the training of key stakeholders at territorial level in RRI and need articulation processes.
The CHERRIES consortium consists of 12 renowned and EU-FP experienced universities, research organisations, SMEs, CSOs, healthcare organisations incl. a private hospital, business and innovation centres and regional authorities from seven European countries.