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SAVE THE DATE!

HIGH LEVEL CONFERENCE of the EUROPEAN INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP (EIP) on RAW MATERIALS
13-14 January 2015, Brussels

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FTP JOINT PARTNERING EVENT 2014 for Horizon 2020 and COST ACTIONS
FOR THE FOREST-BASED SECTOR in the BIOECONOMY

Thursday 13 November 2014, 10:00h-17:00h - MUNICON, Munich Airport

The recent 2014 joint FTP Partnering Event, hosted by FTP Gemany and in cooperation with COST, EFPRO, EFI, InnovaWood and PTS, was once again a broad success very appreciated by the participants representing more than 90 research and academic institutions from all over Europe.

Nearly 45 flash presentations were shown with the aim to share information on the participants’ projects or action ideas. This year, the event had less general interest presentations and longer networking breaks, during which, the participants were able to network and register to the moderated brokerage workshops that had been scheduled for the afternoon. A total of ten groups were organised divided into different topics of interests. At each brokerage group, participants were given the opportunity to exchange ideas and start to build partnerships for applications to Horizon 2020.

Further information on the event as well as all presentations can be found here

More information on the results and the proposal ideas will be posted shortly.

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Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2015: Topics of Interest for the Forest-based Sector - click here. Courtesy of FTP Germany (Jean-Yves Escabasse)
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EU and Industry Partners Launch €3.7 Billion Investments
in the Renewable Bio-based Economy



Brussels, 9 July 2014 – EU and industry leaders have today launched a new European Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries (BBI). The aim is to trigger investments and create a competitive market for bio-based products and materials sourced locally and "Made in Europe", tackling some of Europe’s biggest societal challenges.
€3.7 billion will be injected into the European economy between 2014 and 2024 - €975 million from the European Commission and €2.7 billion from the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) - to develop an emerging bioeconomy sector. Through financing of research and innovation projects, the BBI will create new and novel partnerships across sectors, such as agriculture, agro-food, technology providers, forestry/pulp and paper, chemicals and energy.

Click here to see the complete list of Call topics
To read the press release click here

Useful links:
BBI: bbi-europe.eu
BIC: biconsortium.eu 
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International Biorefinery Competition

The Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy is organising an international competition aimed at accelerating the commercialisation of biorefinery innovations and the emergence of new biorefineries in Finland. The competition was opened on 4 June 2014 and proposals will be accepted through 4 December 2014.
For further information click here
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Join the database of independent experts for European research and innovation - Horizon 2020.

The European Commission appoints independent experts to assist with research and innovation assignments including the evaluation of proposals, monitoring of projects, and evaluation of programmes, and design of policy. FTP encourages stakeholders from the forest-based sector to become experts and to participate in the evaluation of proposals for Horizon 2020 Calls.

To find out more click here

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Welcome to the forest-based sector technology platform

The Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP) is a joint initiative of the European forest-based sector and was set up in 2005 to define a vision for the future of the forest-based sector. It is one of around 38 European technology platforms established as industry-led initiatives with EU support and its overall aim is to promote joint European cooperation on research and innovation.

In 2013 the sector renewed its Vision 2030, supporting the EU’s Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The renewed Vision identifies four Strategic Themes to address the ‘grand societal challenges’, set out by the European Commission. These Strategic Themes will drive the forest-based sector towards the development of a biobased society. At the same time, and with the support of its stakeholders across Europe, FTP revised its Strategic Research Agenda 2020 (SRA) which provides a roadmap for achieving the FTP Vision 2030.

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