A matchmaking event within the demo-case for Nanowires will be held on the 17th of May, in Lund, Sweden. The objective is to showcase the potential of companies working with nanowire-focused products, and to facilitate engagement of international partners in joint efforts, creating new inter-regional value chains spanning throughout Europe. The event offers opportunities for bilateral meetings between actors in the field of material sciences and nanotechnology. Read more and register here.
Region Värmland (SE) joined the Vanguard Initiative in November 2017. To learn from other members, Region Värmland interviewed four regions on how they organise their work within the network. Navarra, Basque Country, Central Sweden and Skåne European Office were the Brussels’ based offices that were interviewed for the report, answering questions on the work of their Brussels’ offices, regional authorities and clusters in Vanguard.
On 22 February 2018, national representatives from 25 EU member states, Commission officials and cluster policy experts met in Brussels during EU Industry day to share experiences and discuss how to better use and develop clusters for driving industrial change and growth. Wallonia was one of the participating regions at the forum and was given the opportunity to give input on how to design and implement effective cluster policies that can create cluster-driven growth.
University of Bologna and Alfred Nobel Science Park are pleased to announce the launch of a joint research and development package under the umbrella of the Vanguard Initiative in the area of additive manufacturing and development of hybrid components. The demo case is made possible through regional co-investment by the two Vanguard-regions Emilia Romagna and Örebro County.
The regions of Wallonia, Flanders and Brussels recently published the Belgian position paper on the EU’s industrial strategy, as communicated by the European Commission in September. Belgium welcomes the Communication on a renewed EU industrial strategy, but requests a further long-term consolidation of this strategy in line with strategic objectives to be set for 2030. In its position paper, Belgium underlines the importance of interregional innovation investments and collaboration, pointing to the Vanguard Initiative’s experience.