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.

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: Successful workshop in North East Romania

There were two days full of energy and enthusiasm, June 9-10, 2022, in which representatives of public authorities, hospital managers, doctors, university professors, and

Vanguard initiative selected to participate in the EU’s Partnerships for Regional Innovation

The Vanguard Initiative was selected along with 63 regions, seven cities, and four Member States to participate in the pilot project for

SAPHIRe final conference & Smart Health Pilot event

On the afternoon of the 26 of April, the Smart Health Pilot organised its first physical ple

Progress update from the Nano pilot

NeMs4BIO democase is preparing a project proposal for the I3 call The leaders of NeMs4BIO democase, Imec (Flanders) and Oost agency are preparing a proj

Pilot Action Plan 2022: 3DP

The document is available here.

Annual Report 2021: ADMA

The report is available here.

Annual Report 2021: ESM

The report is available here.

Action plan 2022: Artificial Intelligence

The document is available here.

Annual Report 2021: Bioeconomy

The report is available here.

Emergence of European projects on nutrition for health

“Emergence of European projects on nutrition for health”

Kick-off meeting of Hydrogen (H2) Pilot

Małopolska Region, Lombardy Region, and Slovenia are organising a kick-off meeting of Hydrogen (H2) Pilot which will be held in

Smart Health Pilot Info day

On Tuesday 28 June from 09:00 to 10:30 the Vanguard Initiative Smart Health Pilot is hosting an Info Day Webinar to provide an opportunity to EU regions interested in joining the

VI Regional Conference - Malopolska

On Tuesday 7 June, the Małopolska Region will organize the Vanguard Initiative Regional Conference.

Shaping bio-based value chains through cross-regional cooperation

The transition toward a greener and more circular production form based on renewable raw materials represents an essential step toward competitive and su

NRM Pilot Mid Term Reviews

On Tuesday 10 May, the Vanguard Initiative Pilots Projects will present their most important updates to members.