East Netherlands

Digital Industries – Smart Industry – EWRC 21

The Twente region (Twente Board), Emilia Romagna region (leading the Vanguard Initiative’s Artificial Intelligence Pilot) and the Fraunhofer Project Centre at the University of Twente provided insight in how they maximize the strength of the ecosystem and their key assets in AI. They described regional best practices and introduce planned actions and foreseen investments in AI for the regions.


Smart Industries

This break-out room was moderated by Mr. Steven van Roon, representing the Robotics Center at Twente University and program manager at TValley.

    • Mr. Eddy van Hijum, member of the European Committee of the Regions and member of the Twente Board, started this workshop by giving  an overview of the East Netherlands review of AI.
    • Followed by a pitch of  Mr. Domenico Guida, digital innovation manager at the region of Emilia Romagna and coordinator for Vanguard Initiatives’ pilot for AI and Human-Machine interfaceHe  gave us a brief overview of Emilia Romagna’s approach to AI and Vanguard’s pilot on AI and its related demo cases.
    • Mr. Ian Gibson, scientific director of the Fraunhofer Project Center and professor industrial design engineering at University of Twente was the final speaker of this break-out room. Heexplain the structure of the Fraunhofer project center and include a brief explanation of programs under FPC (the advanced manufacturing program and REACT).


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