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  • 04.04.2019

    In April 2018, the Emilia-Romagna region joined Skåne as co-leading region for the Nano Pilot. This new partnership has had a positive impact on the Pilot and progress has been made across all three demo cases.

  • 04.04.2019

    After the approval of the 2019 Action Plan during the Network Representatives’ Meeting, which took place in Brussels on February 20th, the Pilot activities started immediately to boost progress according to the plan. In particular, on 14th March the first ESM Steering Committee of 2019 was organised with the main goal of planning activities in detail and start the process for including a new region in the coordination.

  • 04.04.2019

    2019 has seen a busy few months for ADMA Energy partners, with a flurry of activity around the final months of the NeSSIE project, new opportunities to take forwards our demonstration cases in corrosion and sensing, instrumentation and remote monitoring technologies, as well as planning for new areas of demonstration across the Pilot’s industrial challenges. The “taming NeSSIE” conference in Glasgow in January 2019 marked a key step forward in the project’s ambitions to create new demonstration opportunities in the region.

  • 14.03.2019

    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).

  • 21.02.2019

    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.

  • 28.01.2019

    On 16 January 2019, the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU and the Vanguard Initiative organised an informal information and discussion session about the topic How to stimulate interregional innovation investments – what would the proposed Interreg “component 5” bring us? The session gathered 60 regional representatives and 20 representatives from Member States’ Permanent Representations to the EU. The event was a follow-up of the meeting hosted by the Dutch Permanent Representation on the 25th of May 2018.

  • 24.01.2019

    On 18 December 2018, the Vanguard ESM Pilot held a plenary meeting in Brussels, hosted by the Lombardy Region. The meeting delivered the state of the art of the ESM Pilot, showing the progress of demo-cases and highlighting the challenges for 2019.

  • 02.12.2018

    On the 14th of December the Pilot Project on High Performance Production through 3D-Printing will organise a Plenary meeting, The event will aim at reinforcing progress made (e.g. the implementation and targeted replication of a cross regional demonstration project), embracing promising opportunities (e.g. the expected launch of the ‘3DP Pan EU Platform for demonstration services’) and addressing main bottlenecks (sessions dedicated to ‘cross regional funding’, ‘certification’, etc.).

  • 02.12.2018

    The Vanguard Efficient and Sustainable Manufacturing (ESM) Pilot Project is pleased to invite you to the 2018 Plenary Event that will be organised in Brussels.

    The meeting will be focused on the presentation of 2018 activities and results achieved by ESM demo-cases. Moreover, pilot coordinators will present  an overview of 2019 Action Plan.

    A detailed agenda will follow.

    Click here to register. 

  • 02.12.2018

    The project application of the 3D-printing Pilot Project to create a pan-European digital platform connecting all 3D-printing (3dP) demonstration facilities in the EU was approved last week by DG Grow. The project aims to foster awareness, knowledge and uptake of 3DP technologies by facilitating and promoting SMEs´ access to high quality services related to testing, validating and certifying 3DP solutions.

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