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.

VI Regions together for the last event of the VI Innovation Networking Initiative to accelerate the digital transition in health

On 15 November 2022, the Vanguard Initiative (VI) organised the closing conference of the “V

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

chemistry, molecules, hydrogen
VI Regional Conference on Hydrogen

The conviction that green hydrogen is fuel for the growth in Europe and the future of a low-emission economy brought together speakers and gues

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.

Annual Report 2021: Smart Health

The report is available here.

Pilot Action Plan 2022: 3DP

The document is available here.

Annual Report 2021: ADMA

The report is available here.

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.

Emergence of European projects on nutrition for health

“Emergence of European projects on nutrition for health”