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Connecting Regional Innovation Ecosystems: Interregional Value Chains to spur the Digital transition

2021-10-12 @ 14:30 - 16:00

Tuesday October 12 | 14:30- 16:00

Vanguard Initiative is delighted to invite you to an event jointly organised by the VI Regions East Netherlands, Asturias, Baden Württemberg, East and North Finland, Emilia Romagna, Scotland, Slovenia, and South Netherlands as part of the official programme of the European Week of Regions and Cities.

The session will showcase how connecting regional innovation ecosystems to develop interregional value chains is of paramount importance in achieving the digital transition. The workshop will also provide an unique opportunity to learn from current VI activities and connect for future endeavours. 


Keynote Speaker


Eddy Van Hijum, Regional Minister Province Overijssel, Member of the EU Committee of the Regions and Chair of Vanguard Initiative

Including contributions from:


Denisa Perrin, Deputy Head of Unit EU and place-based, Innovation Ecosystems, European Commission, DGRTD.A.EISMA.I.1

Alexandra Fezer, Senior Project Manager, Steibeis-Europa-Zentrum, Baden Wuerttemberg
Eva Pando, General Director of the Institute of Economic Development of the Principality Of Asturias

Ivan McKee MSP, Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, Scottish Government

Morena Diazzi, General Director for Knowledge-Economy, Labour and Enterprises of Emilia-Romagna Region
Nina Meglič, Partnership coordinator, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska, Slovenia
Stephan Satijn, Regional Minister for Economy of the Province of Limburg, South-Netherlands 

More information is available here. Don’t forget to register under the link below.


14:30 - 16:00


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