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Interregional Collaboration projects


The Vanguard Initiative is getting involved in EU projects consistent with its regional membership political commitment of implementing smart specialisation strategies, advancing technological developments through interregional collaboration, supporting demonstration and piloting of new European value-chains, and making the Vanguard Initiative a powerful force for European technological change and advancement.


Vanguard Initiative’s Smart Health Pilot’s Local Stakeholders from across Europe meet at Plenary Event in Brussels

Last Friday, the Smart Health Pilot’s plenary event was held at the House of Dutch Provinces in Brussels, in presence of representatives from the pilot’s participating regions’ ecosystems, as well

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Vanguard Initiative will contribute to the newly launched S3 Community of Practice Secretariat

As a dedicated advocate of Smart Specialisation and cluster-based Interregional cooperation to foster new industrial growth in EU regions, the Vanguard Initiative is t

Annual Political Meeting 2022

On November 29, the Vanguard Initiative held its Annual Political Meeting.

European Week of Regions and Cities: Vanguard Initiative Regions boosting the Digital Transition

The Vanguard Initiative (VI) workshop organised in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities, provided a valuable opportunity to discuss h

European Week of Regions and Cities: Vanguard Initiative Regions boosting the Green Transition

VI regions hosted a seminar during the European Week of Regions and Cities, to present how they lead by example in achieving the Green Transition and sup

Science meets regions - Final Event

Please download the presentations shared during the event at the top right.

Science meets regions - Lower Austria

Please find here the presentations shared during the event.

Science meets regions - North East Romania

You can download all the presentations shared during the event at the top right of this page.

Annual Report 2021: 3DP

The report is available here.

Action Plan 2022: Bioeconomy

The document is available here.

VI Pilot Relaunch-Event „Nano-/Microsystems & High-Tech Material for Industrial Transformation“

The Pilot Nano-/Microsystems and High-Tech Materials for Industrial Transformation of the Vanguard Initiative aims to drive innovation in a community of regions of the European Union and to bring t

VI Bio-economy Pilot session to support VInnovate project development

The meeting aims to introduce the VInnovate funding scheme for the bioeconomy and green chemistry sector.

3DP Business Innovators Meeting

The VI 3DP Pilot will host its first ‘3DP Busi

New Era of Urban Safety & Security? SURE!

Over the course of more than three years, the SURE - Smart Urban Security and Event Resilience project team has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience on urban and