• 25.11.2020

    On 19 November, the Vanguard Initiative organised the Annual Political Meeting 2020, and for the first time ever the meeting was held in digital format.

  • 30.09.2020

    In the context of the public consultation launched by the Commission about the new Interregional Innovation Investment initiative (I3) proposed under the ERDF regulation for the 2021-2027 programming period, the Vanguard Initiative has elaborated a comprehensive contribution, in collaboration with 6 other European Networks. Our joint contribution is also supported by 14 S3 interregional Partnerships. 

  • 11.09.2020

    Take the opportunity to attend the interesting online conference "Bridging the gap between Science and Business: How to empower Intermediary Companies". The conference is organised on 15th September and the deadline to register is the same day. 

  • 28.08.2020

    Within the Nano Pilot, the NeMs4Bio democase organised an explorative workshop for partners in East Netherlands and Flanders on 14th of August. The objective of the meeting was to discuss various concepts for R&D activities in order to develop a platform using standardized solutions. The NeMs4Bio demo case aims to develop integrated and packaged functional modules that fit into devices, and not isolated pieces of technology.

  • 27.08.2020

    The demo cases of the Vanguard Initiative Nano Pilot will take part in the fifth edition of NanoInnovation conference that will take place from 15 - 18 September 2020 in virtual mode. The Nano Pilot is collaborating with the NanoItaly Association and the Italian Association for Industrial Research (AIRI) to organize the event. All Vanguard and Nano Pilot members are invited to register and participate in the conference which includes interesting seminars and matchmaking sessions. 

  • 27.08.2020

    The Nano Pilot will soon launch a call for ideas to set up new demo-cases in the area of micro- and nanotechnology. All regions that are members of the Nano Pilot will be invited to participate in this activity by submitting one or more proposals and/or expressing their interest to join as partner.

  • 08.07.2020

    The ADMA Energy pilot is currently advancing the development of priority project areas identified in 2019 and 2020 as new demonstration cases within the Pilot. During the ADMA Energy Partners meeting on 2 July 2020, regional stakeholders came together to discuss the status of the revised project development briefs and decide on a timeline for this year. These proposed project areas are, and will be, pursuing the development of project proposals for targeted funding in the second half of 2020 and early 2021 with the support of the ADMA Energy Pilot partners.

  • 07.07.2020

    EARTO and the Vanguard Initiative have elaborated a joint contribution to the second public consultation on targeted review of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER). The signing organisations welcome the Commission’s proposals aiming at facilitating the combination of shared managed and centrally managed funds. This will help synergies, complementarities and a more efficient use of different funds to become a reality, avoiding overlaps and administrative obstacles.

  • 07.07.2020

    The latest updates from the Vanguard Initiative's Bioeconomy Pilot includes the launch of a new demo-case on biopolymers production. Through support from the Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), the Bioeconomy Pilot's demo-case on advanced and sustainable biofuels will also be able to strengthen its work on sustainable mobility, which is in line witht he European Green Deal. 

    Launch of a new demo-case on biopolymers production

  • 07.07.2020

    Over the last months, extensive efforts have been made to continuously adapt the 3DP Pilot activities to emerging industrial needs. This has led to the elaboration of new action lines and working principles. For instance, the launch of the '3DP Pilot Pitching Platform' was successful and led to the identification of 5 new promising collaboration areas outside the scope of the Pilot’s existing 5 demo cases currently under active development. The thematic areas of these new emerging projects are as follows: