ISMC participates in the European Industry Days 2023, which this year will be held in Malaga between 4 and 6 October and will be attended by such relevant personalities as Maroš Šefčovič, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission; or Maive Rute, Deputy Director General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the European Commission, who will also be in charge of opening the event.
It is Europe’s annual flagship event that focuses on key industrial policy debates, connects industrial pioneers and boosts the knowledge base of European industry. The cluster’s CEO and technology expert, Santiago Cuesta López, will bring to the table the cluster’s experience in creating innovation valleys in what is intended to be “an open forum to discuss industrial challenges and co-create solutions and policy responses in an inclusive dialogue with a wide range of partners from industry, EU countries, civil society organisations, universities and citizens” explained Cuesta López.

In particular, Cuesta López, will participate in a session under the title “From regional innovation valleys to new EU value chains” where he will highlight his strategy for raw material sustainability focused on circular industrial economy and digitalisation, “as part of a cluster-led plan to connect regions, generating a network of highly specialised raw material innovation valleys, with a strengthened industry and no supply bottlenecks. A resilient Europe in which local industrial actors can achieve green and digital transition, strong value chains and strategic autonomy,” he detailed. Proof of this is the new BATMASS project, which has been promoted by ISMC for the creation of the first battery supply valley in Europe and whose funding amounts to 10 million euros through the European Commission’s interregional innovation investment tool “I3”.

All the information about the event HERE #EUID23