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  • 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.

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  • 04.11.2015

    On 27th October 2015, under the current Chairmanship of the Basque Country, the Brussels-based representatives met at the Emilia-Romagna EU office to discuss the progress of the Vanguard Initiative as a whole as well as the updates of its 5 pilots: Advanced Manufacturing/Energy (led by Scotland and the Basque Country); Bio-economy (led by Randstad region and Lombardy); 3D-Printing (led by South Netherlands, Flanders and Norte); Nano-technology (led by Skåne and Tampere region); and Efficient and sustainable manufacturing (led by Catalonia and Lombardy).

  • 06.10.2015

    On 22 September 2015, the Vanguard Pilot on ‘3D Printing’ had its 5th Plenary Meeting. Over the past months and after a preliminary ‘mapping’ of capabilities, challenges and ambitions in the 24 EU-regions participating, 7 first cases for joint-demonstration had been identified and elaborated. The 7 demo-cases identified encompass various domains of application such as healthcare, automotive, textile, creative industries or machinery and tooling.

  • 21.09.2015

    The Vanguard Initiative is highlighted as an important driver for interregional co-investment in European value chains in an article in the latest edition of Panorama Magazine. The article, entitled “Transforming Regional Economies through Smart Specialisation”, provides a substantial case study of the Vanguard Initiative to demonstrate the opportunities related to interregional implementation of smart specialisation strategies.

  • 22.04.2015

    Last Thursday, 16th April 2015, Mr. Wojciech Saługa, President of Silesia Region together with Mr. Marek Sowa, President of Malopolska Region have signed the Milan Declaration.

    It is a confirmation of a strong political engagement of these two Polish regions, not only to the values and objectives of Vanguard Initiative, but most of all to the interregional cooperation and future economic development of Europe.

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