The Vanguard Initiatives Bio-Economy pilot is in the spotlight in a recently published paper, by the European Commission’s Joint Research Center, on the function and practices of the S3P on Agri-food. In addition to mentioning the bio-economy pilot, the report also provides insight into the commission’s recommendations to S3P thematic partnerships.
Following the recent publication of the communication “Strengthening Innovation in Europe's Regions: Strategies for resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth“, the Vanguard Initiative was invited to present its organization and practices before the Competitiveness & Growth’ working party of the Competitiveness Council.
The Vanguard Initiative member region Saxony invites to the conference “Vanguard Initiative – New business opportunities for European Industry” to give an opportunity to SMEs to inform themselves on the potentials the Vanguard Initiatives projects offers SMEs and to network with potential partners. Along with talks regarding strategies to involve businesses in Vanguard projects, advanced regional industries will be visited.
In order to allow the Vanguard Initiative to advance its work within the field of smart specialisation, a Belgian non-profit association (ASBL), has been registered. The formalisation of the network serves the Vanguard Initiative by opening opportunities for additional funding as well as enabling further administrative resources in the future.
During the 12th International Exhibition on Industrial Research and competences for Innovation, Research to Business - R2B, in Bologna on June 8, Regional Minister of Emilia Romagna, Patrizio Bianchi, hosted a conversation on the Vanguard Initiative for industrial modernisation and interregional collaboration in the EU with Mr. Esa Halme, Region Mayor of Tampere Region and Mr. Peter Berkowitz, Head of Unit for Smart Sustainable Growth in DG REGIO.