The Vanguard Initiative supports the EU Industrial Strategy, published in March, as a strong basis for future work and paving the way for recovery and resilience of the EU economy, while embracing long term challenges and the digital and green transitions. In a new position paper, The Vanguard Initiative calls for a stronger collaborative dimension in the EU Industrial Strategy, to unleash the tremoundous richness and diversity laying in our regional ecosystems.
As the COVID-19 crisis reaches new levels, the European Union is preparing to address an unprecedented post-Corona reality with the development of an EU economic recovery policy and a realigned Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF). In a statement published on 26 May, European regions and innovation stakeholders jointly call on the European institutions to use the EU Interregional Innovation Investment instrument to unleash the innovation potential available in Europe’s regions for Europe’s recovery.
On 10th June, the Emilia-Romagna Cluster Network and ART-ER is organizing an online cluster-to-cluster meeting.
The meeting will gather clusters from all over the world, aiming at exploring common areas of interest, activating new partnerships with clusters and other innovation actors and exchanging innovative models for cluster collaboration. The meeting will be a unique opportunity to meet high-level representatives of clusters and cluster experts to prepare the ground for practical cluster international cooperation and innovative projects.
The Hydrogen Valley South Tyrol is one of 40 lighthouse projects that have been selected by the Mission Innovation as a particularly successful project. The 40 projects share one common goal; the promotion of hydrogen as a sustainable link between energy and mobility.
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a new manual called “Methodological Manual Developing Thematic Interregional Partnerships for Smart Specialisation”.
The manual highlights the importance of the Vanguard Initiative in developing interregional partnerships and the fact that it was the Vanguard Initiative methodology that inspired the European Commission to elaborate the methodology used to support partnerships under the thematic S3 platforms.