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Vanguard Initiative Members

The Vanguard Initiative leads by example, implementing a fresh approach to industrial transformation following an inclusive, interactive, and ongoing entrepreneurial discovery process built on the Regions RIS3/I3. Co-developed and co-led by the member regions themselves, the Vanguard Initiative Pilots provide a ‘place based-approach’, ensuring active participation of industry and related business organisations such as clusters, as well as research institutions, academia, and civil society – the quadruple helix.

Please find below a list of Vanguard Initiative members.

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4 Motors Regions

On September 9, 1988, the regions of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (France), Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany), Catalonia (Spain) and Lombardy (Italy) signed a cooperation agreement constituting the network of the “Four Motors for Europe”.

All four regions are strong in terms of economic as well as research performance. Together the Four Motors for Europe encompass 36 million inhabitants and account for approximately 9 % of European economic output. 

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