(07 December 2017) – Today the Commission is announcing which interregional partnerships will receive tailored support under a new EU-funded pilot action for innovative projects.
The aim of this pilot action is to help these partnerships scale up their projects in priority sectors such as big data, bioeconomy, resource efficiency, advanced manufacturing or cybersecurity.
Following a call for interest launched in September, eight interregional partnerships have been selected, with one or several coordinating regions in the lead:
• A partnership involving 8 regions led by Noord-Brabant (NL), Flanders (BE) and Norte (PT) will develop joint projects in the field of 3D printing;
• A group of 9 regions led by Flanders (BE) will work together in the bio-economy sector;
• Brittany (FR), together with 3 regions and Estonia, will focus on cybersecurity;
• Lombardia (IT) and 7 other regions have chosen the circular economy, and more specifically de- and re-manufacturing, as their speciality;
• Toscana (IT), 21 other regions and Estonia will dedicate common efforts to develop new solutions in high-tech farming; • Scotland (UK) and País Vasco (ES) are coordinating a group of 16 regions for joint projects in the field of marine renewable energy.
• Andalucía (ES) and 5 other regions have defined sustainable buildings as their thematic priority;
• Andalucía (ES) and Emilia-Romagna (IT) lead a group of 9 regions who will come up with innovative projects in the fields of traceability and big data in agri-food.