The Regional Co-operation Networks for Industrial Modernisation Initiative (ReConfirm), was an EU funded action to assist European regions and industrial stakeholders in implementing international investment projects, under the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation.
Support was provided to European regions and industrial stakeholders to connect, form partnerships and ignite joint investment projects to modernise industry together.
The support included:
• Mapping papers: to provide structured background for partnership activities;
• Collaboration LABs: to identify strategic areas of cooperation and first portfolio of investment ideas;
• Strategic workshops: to involving additional potential partners, finetune co-investment projects and pave the way for a final agreement.
ReConfirm filled a gap of focusing on the development of investments at international level going a step further from just “learning and exchange”.
ReConfirm has supported or directly organised 49 Partnership and 12 Matchmaking events. These brought together stakeholders from EU institutions, academia, private companies, regional authorities, clusters, technology centres, industrial associations and networks.
As member of the ReConfirm Consortium, META has facilitated the definition of investment projects of several Partnerships.