Eleonora Nadin 2 minutes

The Vanguard Initiative Regional Conference and the Matchmaking event organised by the VI regions Baden-Württemberg, North-Rhine Westphalia and East Netherlands will take place on-site in Zwolle
on 22 and 23 September 2022.

This event brings together the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), the Committee of the Regions, the Committee of Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), and the Vanguard  Initiative. These organizations, with the support of the Artificial Intelligence Pilot team, will facilitate the participation of SMEs, policymakers, cluster managers, practitioners, researchers, and other stakeholders.

The goal of the Vanguard Initiative regions is to bring together actors to discuss and share current and future priorities on innovation in Industries. This session will focus on Artificial Intelligence and its application in the sectors of health, food, tech, and energy. Regional innovation policies and collaboration initiatives allow the implementation of green and digital transitions in Europe’s value chains. Furthermore, SMEs are core members of change, as they will be able to implement innovation in these sectors.

Finally, on 23 September 2022, a Matchmaking event will be held in a physical format. This format has proven to be one of the most fruitful ways to initiate cooperation agreements, business opportunities, and expand networks, as potential SMEs and Clusters will be present, eager to explore trade, investment, and partnering opportunities for European projects. Registration for Matchmaking Event will be done through B2Match.

Please find here the ECON Agenda.
Please find here the concept agenda. 


The costs of this hotel reservation will be covered by the region of the East Netherlands.
Arrival: 22 September, departure: 23 September.
If you would like to make use of this offer, please fill in this form.

Please note that this event is fully on-site. We encourage you to register for the conference and start creating your profile in B2Match in order to be activated for the Matchmaking Event.

You can now register for the On-site Conference here and start creating your profile in B2Match through this link.