3DP PAN EU is an EU-wide, web-based matchmaking tool connecting supply and demand in the field of 3D-printing. The current health crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus leads a number of companies and organisations, medical and other, to experience supply chain problems while searching for specific parts or components. 3DP PAN EU is here to offer its support and open up the platform.
The 3DP Pan EUproject is a project developed by Vanguard Initiative’s 3D Printing pilot, enabled by funding from the European Parliament. The project is aimed at fostering awareness, knowledge and uptake of 3D-printing technologies in Europe by facilitating and promoting SMEs’ access to high quality services related to testing, validating and certifying 3D printing solutions. The project is implemented by a consortium consisting of Brainport Development (coordinator), IDEA Consult, ART-ER, CIVITTA and Asterion Europe.
The Bioeconomy Pilot and the Biobased Industry Consortium (BIC) work closely together and exchange information concerning the biobased industries’ topics and the Bioeconomy Pilot’s cases for joint demonstration to exploit all potential synergies. One significant result of this cooperation is the launch of the “Biobased platform for regions”, focused on stimulating bio-based investments by connecting regions and industries.
The Vanguard Initiative network continues to work towards strengthening EU industry, and making sure we build Europe’s innovation capacity through complete EU value chains. However, the implications of COVID-19 mean that all of us are rethinking our immediate priorities and about how we deliver on those.
UPDATE: Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 this conference has been postponed; we will provide further details once we are in a position to reschedule. If you had registered to attend, you should have received an e-mail to confirm the postponement. If you have not yet received this, please contact Eleanor Vaughan: eleanor.vaughan [at] gov.wales