“De and Remanufacturing”, “Smart and Adaptive” and “Digital and Virtual” demo-cases from ESM pilot met on the 29th of June in Milan to present their progresses as well as next steps related to 2018 action plan.
On 28 June the Vanguard Initiative held its annual High-level Directors’ Meeting in Brussels. During the meeting, the Directors took several steps forward in strengthening the cooperation within the network. The Directors also unanimously elected the Region of Navarra as new Chair of the Vanguard Initiative.
Directors from the 32 Vanguard Initiative regions today joined in welcoming the European Commission’s continued advancement of Smart Specialisation approaches in its future budget.
On the occasion of its annual Directors meeting on 28 June 2018, the Vanguard Initiative regions took stock of the European Commission’s proposals for the 2021-2027 Multiannual financial framework (MFF) and related sectoral regulations.
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.