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.

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AI PILOT PLENARY MEETING

On 13 December 2021, the AI Pilot hosted its first Annual Plenary event. 

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ADMA Energy takes part in the webinar “Offshore Renewable Energy: emerging opportunities for the offshore industry”

On November 9th, ART-ER (the business development agency of Emilia Romagna) in collaboration wit

VI 3DP Pilot is providing its members with a search engine and matchmaking tool for organisations in the 3D printing value chain

Where to look when organisations cannot find the expertise they need to complete a 3D printing project within their existing network?

ESM Plenary Event: the achievements of 2021 and the future plans for 2022

On the 9th of December the final event of the Efficient and Sustainable Manufacturing Pilot take place, co-coordinated by Giacomo Copani (AFIL, Lombardy), Patrick

Progress update from the Nano pilot

Partnering Opportunity: the MEMS for nano-analytiX demo case published a technology offer on the EEN portal The Bologna Unit of CNR-

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Progress update from the Smart Health Pilot

Second Plenary Smart Health pilot meeting held on 20 October On the 20 of October 2021, the second Plenary Smart Health pilot meeting was organised.

VI Annual Report 2021

This annual report provides an overview of all the results and activities of the network.

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Vanguard Initiative Annual Report 2020

The adversity of the Covid-19 situation has shown the very real value of collaboration, both within and between regions.

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The Vanguard Initiative annual plan 2021

This annual plan sets out the programme of work that Vanguard Initiative will seek to accomplish during 2021 and is informed by discussions in the Annual Politica

An example of cross-regional funding for demonstration projects: the ‘ANSP/University Örebro-UNIBO’ case

This short document aims at presenting the funding instruments and mechanisms that were used (or considered to be used) in the context of a specific project developed within the Demo Case ‘Automoti

The Vanguard Initiative: Brochure 2014

Please find attached a brochure on the Vanguard Initiative "New Growth by Smart Specialisation" - Joining Forces for Investment in the Future of Europe.

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Vanguard meets Baden-Württemberg - Spurring European value chains - artificial intelligence (AI) & hydrogen and industrial

While providing a brief update on the current exciting developments of the AI pilot, the conference aims at showcasing existing regional best practices and ongoing region

NEW NANO-ENABLED PRODUCTS ANNUAL PLENARY MEETING

NEW NANO-ENABLED PRODUCTS PILOT – PLENARY MEETING

Technical Assistance Facility for Industrial Modernisation and Investment (TAF) - Final Conference

"Creating successful interregional investment projects - learning from experiences on the TAF initiative to modernise Europe's industries through cooperation

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Vanguard Initiative General Assembly

The next Vanguard Initiative General Assembly (GA) will take place on 28 October from 14.00 to 16.40.

ISLANDS AND RURAL COMMUNITIES - Transitioning to Net Zero

As part of EU Sustainable Energy Week 2021, Scotland House Brussels is delighted to invite you to the last in

EWRC: Connecting Regional Innovation Ecosystems: Interregional Value Chains to spur the Digital transition

Vanguard Initiative, jointly with the VI Regions East Netherlands, Asturias, Baden Württemberg, East and North Finland, Emilia Romagna, Scotland, Slovenia, and South Neth