Under the topic “Cross-regional collaboration for new industrial value chains : lessons from experience and needs for the future”, the session will aim at sharing various experiences in cross-regional collaboration for industrial transformation, identifying bottlenecks and emerging needs, and paving the way towards future policy developments.
The session will gather high level speakers from the European Commission the Vanguard Initiative, and other European projects, who will exchange views in a lively discussion.
The first months of 2016 have seen an unprecedented intensity of activities within the Vanguard Initiative. The most visible demonstration of this successful commitment was the gathering of over 400 participants at the Vanguard Initiative matchmaking event on 25 February. It is often said that involving companies is the hardest challenge facing activities initiated at the political level.
Over 400 businesses, innovation intermediaries and knowledge institutes came together on Thursday 25 February in Brussels to explore business opportunities in fields important to European industry. Participants engaged in the development of demonstration business cases in the following areas:
Senior political representatives from 26 of the 30 member Vanguard Initiative regions met in Brussels today to restate their commitment to delivering growth and jobs through industry-led interregional cooperation, co-creation and co-investment.
On January 27th, experts from the regions involved in the Vanguard Initiative pilot “Advanced manufacturing for energy applications in harsh environments” gathered at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels to discuss main industrial challenges and key technology areas. More than 110 participants attended, including high-level political representatives as well as experts from top-tier European companies, such as Siemens, Vattenfall, Gamesa, Ormazabal, Vicinay, Crea, Elsyca, Righini, Zensor,