Vanguard ESM Mid Term Event on June 29, in Milan

“De and Remanufacturing”, “Smart and Adaptive” and “Digital and Virtual” demo-cases from ESM Vanguard pilot met on the 29th of June in Milan to present their progresses and the next steps envisioned for the remaining semester of 2018. The event was organised in collaboration with GREENOMED and two other INTERREG projects (3DCentral, SMART-SPACE).

More than 60 people from 14 EU Regions attended the events which had the specific objectives of:

  • Increase awareness about the partnership in view of extension to new Regions, informing them about rules and mechanism to be integrated
  • Obtain feedback and revise existing use-cases.
  • Identify potential future use-cases.
  • Promote match-making between Lombardy Region stakeholders and the participating regional representatives

In the morning session, Marcello Colledani, coordinator of “De- and Remanufacturing” demo-case, introduced the status of the partnership with the support of other regional representatives from Tampere, Norte, South Netherlands and East Netherlands. 

GREENOMED was presented during the meeting by Giacomo Copani from CNR depicting the activities done to design a network of pilot plant ìs for green manufacturing in MED regions highlighting the synergies with some Vanguard pilot plants such as “De-and Remanufacturing”.

Moreover, other EU projects (FiberEUse – CarE-Service – SCREEN), developed within the De-and Remanufacturing partnership, were presented with the intent of demonstrating the impacts and results generated by the community in these years while working on the improvement of their concept and business model.

To further support the discussion with concrete application, three local companies (Rivierasca, Italtel and Radici Group) actively participating in AFIL Working Group presented their approach toward Circular Economy.

In the afternoon, after an introduction on ongoing EU initiatives dedicated to Digitalisation of industry, provided by Sergio Gusmeroli, the other coordinators Fabiana Pirola and Coen De Graaf, presented the progresses of their demo-cases and regional use-cases. The final session was dedicated to the industrial presentations from Consorzio Intellimech and TXT focused namely on Data Analytics and Virtual/Augmented Reality.

The event was opened by Valentina Pinna, Lombardy Region delegate in Brussels, involved in the Vanguard Initiative activities, who reported important news discussed during the Vanguard High-level Directors' meeting.

From GREENOMED, apart from CNR and AFIL that were co-organisers of the event, other partners including ACMM, PTP, TPLJ, Plastipolis and CIE participated the event too. Since these partners are the body of partners who test the GREENOMED methodology, participation to the event was a very good opportunity to get informed about the status and progress of ESM Vanguard pilots and to get familiar with best practices of running regional working groups.

Moreover on the afternoon of June 28th, participants and GREENOMED partners had a visit of STIIMA-CNR “De-manufacturing” pilot plant integrating different stages of De-manufacturing processes in three major “processing cells” of disassembly, remanufacturing and recycling.