What are pilot plants?

Pilot plants are Open Facilities where companies (including SMEs) can find:

•  Innovative technologies
•  Multi-disciplinary competences (technology, business, innovation)
•  A network of innovative technology and service suppliers

To understand, test, set-up and uptake innovative technologies and methods.

Vanguard initiative

GREENNOMED project grounds on the experience realized by some Consortium partners in the “VANGUARD Initiative – New Growth Through Smart Specialization”. VANGUARD is a politically-driven network of Regions aiming at implementing innovation grounded on their Smart Specializations. This initiative aimed at defining and implementing trans-regional projects for the realization of a European network of pilot plants supporting companies, especially SMEs, in the innovation of manufacturing products, processes and technologies.