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Wales and Randstad Region (Netherlands) in Vanguard Initiative Regional Conference
October 6 @ 10:00 - 12:30
Wales and Randstad Region (Netherlands) are co-hosting the forthcoming Vanguard Initiative Regional Conference.
Virtual Event – 6 October 2021 – 09:30 BST / 10:30 CEST
The event will focus on Wales’ and Randstad’s collaborative work on aligning smart specialisation approaches, internationalisation and regional innovation support, with a series of presentations and case studies.
Delegates will be able to:
- Hear about how Vanguard Initiative member regions are advancing the aims of the network and addressing shared challenges through collaboration
- Share ideas about how to make international and inter-regional collaborations work in practice
- Take part in a virtual visit to the Compound Semiconductor Foundry in Newport
Vanguard Initiative Regional Conference
Connecting innovation strengths across regions: a place-based approach to stronger European industries
Wednesday 6th October 2021, all times CET (BST+1)
|10:30 – 10:35||Introduction, welcome & housekeeping||Jacqueline Spuijbroek, EU Representative Province of Zuid-Holland|
|10:35 – 10:45||Ministerial introduction and welcome||Rt Hon Mark Drakeford MS, First Minister of Wales
Ilse Zaal, Regional Minister Province of Noord-Holland
|10:45 – 10:55||Introduction to Vanguard Initiative||Farha Brahmi, Vanguard Initiative Network Manager|
|10:55 – 11:05||Added value of Vanguard Initiative||Rob Elias, Deputy Director of the BEACON Project, Bangor University BioComposites Centre|
|11:05 – 11:35||Mission-based innovation – how to operationalise hub-to-hub innovation||Renate Beausoleil, Province of Zuid-Holland
Kim Ruijs, Province of Noord-Holland
Abigail Phillips, Head of Innovation, Welsh Government
|11:35 – 11:40||Break|
|11:40 – 12:10||Tools for planning Successful Inter-Regional Co-operations||Julie Cunnington-Hill, SMARTExpertise Operations Manager, Welsh Government
Martin Luxemburg, Executive director Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship
|12:10 – 12:15||The importance of place-based innovation for European industry||Jeannette Baljeu, Regional Minister Province of Zuid-Holland|
|12:15 – 12:25||Online visit: Compound Semiconductor Foundry||Chris Meadows, Director CSconnected|
|12:25-12:30||Close of event||Jacqueline Spuijbroek, EU Representative Province of Zuid-Holland|
Registration for the event is available using this link.