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.

Future of Vanguard Task Group meeting

Future of VI task group organized on April the 1st a session about the future of VI.

Emilia-Romagna Region and Lombardy Region new co-leads for ADMA

The energy transition and a rapid shift towards a more distributed renewable energy production system call for urgent actions.

Circular Economy in Textile Sector: Expression of Interest

During the 2021 ESM Plenary event, Slovenia presented the "Circular Economy in Textile Secto

Science meets Regions - Launch event

On 3 March took place the launch event of the Vanguard Initiative Innovation Networking Initiative (VI INI) series ov events organised in the framework of the Science meets Regions program

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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

Action plan 2022: Nano

The document is available here.

Annual Report 2021: 3DP

The report is available here.

Action Plan 2022: Bioeconomy

The document is available here.

Annual Report 2021: Smart Health

The report is available here.

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

VI Regional Conference "Connecting innovation strengths across regions: a place-based approach to stronger European

      The recording of the event and the presentations ara available here