The Vanguard Initiative Regional Conference and Matchmaking event organised by the VI regions Baden-Würtenberg, North-Rhein Westphalia and East Netherlands will take place on-site in Zwolle on 22 and 23 September 2022.
This event brings together the Committee of the Regions, the Committee of Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and the Vanguard Initiative. These organizations, with the support of the Artificial Intelligence Pilot team, will facilitate the participation of SMEs, policymakers, cluster managers, practitioners, researchers, and other stakeholders.
The goal of the Vanguard Initiative regions is to bring together actors to discuss and share current and future priorities on innovation in Industries. This session will focus on Artificial Intelligence and its application in the sectors of health, food, tech, and energy. Regional innovation policies and collaboration initiatives allow the implementation of green and digital transitions in Europe’s value chains. Furthermore, SMEs are core members of change, as they will be able to implement innovation in these sectors.
Finally, on 23 September 2022, a Matchmaking event will be held in a physical format, organized by the Enterprise Europe Network. This format has proven to be one of the most fruitful ways to initiate cooperation agreements, business opportunities, and expand networks, as potential SMEs and Clusters will be present, eager to explore trade, investment, and partnering opportunities for European projects. Registration for the Matchmaking Event will be done through B2Match.