On 18 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 unanimously elected Region Skåne as new Chair for the 2ndsemester of 2019 and engaged with speakers from the European Commission’s DG RTD and DG GROW on Horizon Europe, technology infrastructures and EU industrial policy.
European Regions, Interregional Smart Specialisation partnerships and other innovation stakeholders jointly call upon the European Parliament and the Council of the EU to preserve the proposed ‘Interregional Innovation Investments’ component and to preserve the following key elements irrespectively of the final regulatory location: Interregional nature, budget, central management and openness to third countries.
The International Cluster-to-Cluster Meeting - C2C - is conceived as a summit gathering national and regional clusters from European countries aiming to exchange innovative models for cluster cooperation, explore common areas of interest, activate new partnerships among clusters and between clusters and other innovation actors.
The Slovenian Business and Research Association cordially invites you to the conference "Boosting Innovation for EU Industry: Industrial Infrastructures and Open Innovation Ecosystems" on Wednesday, 3 April 2019 at 08.45 at the premises of the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (Kardeljeva ploščad 17, 1000 Ljubljana).
The Vanguard Initiative has recently welcomed Farha Brahmi as the new Vanguard Initiative Network Manager. She previously worked for nine years for Invest NI, Northern Ireland’s regional economic development agency. Prior to this, she worked for the ERRIN network. As a result, she has substantial experience and knowledge in different regional policy areas, with a focus on research and innovation.