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  • 02.06.2016

    On June 1 and 2 the Smart Regions conference took place in Brussels. During this conference the European Commission launched three Thematic Smart Specialisation Platforms which have to make sure there is an integrated approach and support framework for the implementation of regions’ Smart Specialisation Strategies in Agrofood, Energy and Industrial Modernisation, which are the central themes of this first series of platforms. Vanguard Initiative was buzzing throughout the two-day conference. The network was repeatedly mentioned, for example by European Commissioner Ms.

  • 24.05.2016

    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.

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  • 23.03.2016

    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.

  • 25.02.2016

    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:

  • 24.02.2016

    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.

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  • 11.02.2016

    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,

  • 09.02.2016

    Final agenda

    The Vanguard Initiative Matchmaking Event is approaching fast. On the 25th of February, businesses, intermediaries and knowledge institutes  will come together in Brussels to explore business opportunities in fields of importance to European industry.

  • 22.12.2015

    On February 25, 2016 the Vanguard Initiative network organizes a Matchmaking Event. This event offers a chance for businesses, knowledge institutes and intermediaries to meet new partners and exchange ideas for innovative solutions and investments in the fields of 3D printing, efficient and sustainable manufacturing, energy related manufacturing applications in harsh environments, nanotechnology and bioeconomy.

  • 22.12.2015

    On February 25, 2016 the Vanguard Initiative network organizes a Matchmaking Event. This event offers a chance for businesses, knowledge institutes and intermediaries to meet new partners and exchange ideas for innovative solutions and investments in the fields of 3D printing, efficient and sustainable manufacturing, energy related manufacturing applications in harsh environments, nanotechnology and bioeconomy.

  • 10.11.2015

    Thursday October 22nd, the second plenary meeting within the Nanotechnology pilot took place at Skåne European Office. The objective of the meeting was twofold, firstly to present and discuss the outcome of the mapping exercise that took place between summer and end September; and secondly to elaborate potential areas for joint demonstration cases. Ten out of twelve regions participated in the meeting.

    Read more on the Nanotechnology pilot and its activities.

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