What We Do

Interregional Collaboration

The Vanguard Initiative is focused on building sustainable and robust European partnerships and offers fantastic opportunities to work with like-minded regions across Europe in driving innovation, entrepreneurship, research and innovation. The member regions are politically committed to 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.

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.

Action plan 2022: Artificial Intelligence

The document is available here.

Annual Report 2021: Bioeconomy

The report is available here.

Action plan 2022: ESM

The document is available here.

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

VI Bioeconomy meeting

Hybrid meeting – open to an online audience via MS Teams.