What We Do

SMEs and Intermediary Organisations

The Vanguard Initiative offers a platform for businesses, clusters and knowledge institutes to meet and join forces in finding new innovative solutions.
Together, we aim to increase the competitiveness of companies and to scale-up regional businesses in Europe wide value-chains.
The Vanguard Initiative’s Pilot Projects offer unique possibilities for businesses, clusters, and knowledge centres to connect with like-minded partners across European regions that share a joint goal; to strengthen industrial innovation in Europe. The benefits of interregional partnerships, established through the Pilot Projects, include exploiting complementarities, project development at the demonstration and piloting stage towards upgrading and business exploitation (beyond TRL 5), opening and sharing specialised infrastructure, access to a larger community of end-users, pooling good practices as well as jointly addressing non-technological issues, etc.
The participating stakeholders in the Pilot Projects get access to exclusive networks of pilot plants, demo-sites, and partners, working together to accelerate the market uptake of advanced technologies and methodologies in areas of strategic importance to Europe’s industry.

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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

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

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?

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.

action plan 2021: Smart Health

The Smart Health pilot project has the ambition to transform the connected European value chains on personalised medicine and smart health, by combining

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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

Pilot annual report 2020: ESM

In 2020, the activities of the pilot will be managed in continuity with the previous years, focusing on the development of demo-case projects and on the consolidation of use-cases enlarging the ind

Personalised Medicine in European Regions - A Roadmap to the Future of Medicine

SAPHIRe aims to support the development and implementation of Personalised Health in Europe’s regions.

Future Mobile Work Machine

Future Mobile Work Machine

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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

VI 3DP Pilot Plenary Meeting

The next VI 3DP Pilot Plenary Meeting will be held on the 15th of December 2021! 

VPM Meeting

To participate in the Vanguard Pilot Monitoring Task Group meeting, please contact Task Group leader Wim De Kinderen [email protected]

AI Plenary meeting

The Artificial Intelligence Pilot action of the Vanguard Initiative is pleased to invite you to its 2021 Plenary Digital Event!