FTP presents: “Vision 2040 of the European forest-based sector”

As a result of joint forces across the whole European forest-based value chain, “Vision 2040” looks ahead to using the full potential of research and innovation in the forest-based sector to develop resilient ecosystems, smart products and social growth within the circular bioeconomy.
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The FTP Call Topics Manual for Horizon Europe 2021-2022 is now available

FTP identified around 150 Call topics relevant or indirectly relevant to the forest-based sector, with a budget of € 2,1 billion.

Download the Call Topics Manual and find the right fit for you.

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Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

Research and innovation provide essential responses to the ‘grand societal challenges’ of this era. FTP’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda sheds light on the pathway towards realizing the ambitious innovation portfolio of the sector. [Photo by Innventia]
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Bottom-up efforts to boost EU forest-based sector innovation

A pan-European network of forest-based sector experts committed to bringing the sector's national innovation priorities to the EU dimension.
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FTP presents: “Vision 2040 of the European forest-based sector”

As a result of joint forces across the whole European forest-based value chain, “Vision 2040” looks ahead to using the full potential of research and innovation in the forest-based sector to develop resilient ecosystems, smart products and social growth within the circular bioeconomy.

The FTP Call Topics Manual for Horizon Europe 2021-2022 is now available

FTP identified around 150 Call topics relevant or indirectly relevant to the forest-based sector, with a budget of € 2,1 billion.

Download the Call Topics Manual and find the right fit for you.

Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

Research and innovation provide essential responses to the ‘grand societal challenges’ of this era. FTP’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda sheds light on the pathway towards realizing the ambitious innovation portfolio of the sector. [Photo by Innventia]

Bottom-up efforts to boost EU forest-based sector innovation

A pan-European network of forest-based sector experts committed to bringing the sector's national innovation priorities to the EU dimension.

Innovation news

April 19, 2022

Woody textile fibres in the spotlight of the Marcus Wallenberg Prize 2022

The two scientists Professor Ilkka Kilpeläinen and Professor Herbert Sixta (University of Helsinki and Aalto University respectively) were awarded last week by the Marcus Wallenberg Prize 2022. Their two research teams have worked on the development and use of novel ionic liquids to process wood biomass into high-performance textile fibres. Ionic liquids have gained interest […]

April 11, 2022

FTP welcomes a new member from Finland

After several years of fruitful collaboration, Metsä Group officially joined FTP as Full Member in January. Metsä Group is a Finnish forest industry group that operates in international markets. Their operations cover the entire value chain for wood. They focus their research on Sustainable Forest Management, supply chain, tissue and greaseproof papers, paperboard, pulp, engineered […]

March 31, 2022

FTP welcomes a new member from Austria

In January, HolzCluster Steiermark became an Associate Member of FTP. It strengthens the representation of Austria in the European forest-based sector research landscape. HolzCluster Steiermark is a Wood Cluster that connects, supports and helps develop the Styrian companies in the forest-based sector on their path to success. Through their network, they encourage research, focus on […]

December 17, 2021

FTP welcomes a new member from Finland

In December, FTP welcomed the company UPM-Kymmene as Full Member. UPM is based in Finland and is a leading provider of recyclable products that are made of responsibly sourced, renewable raw materials. The company delivers responsible solutions and innovates for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM […]

December 15, 2021

CBE JU: the new partnership for the bio-based industries

The Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU), successor of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is entered into force on 30 November 2021. The CBE JU is a €2 billion partnership between the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and the European Union that will fund projects to build strong, resource-efficient and competitive bio-based industries […]