Hosted by FTP and the Estonian National Support Group (NSG), the FTP stakeholder seminar, as part of the Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) flagship conference, held in Tallinn on Tuesday October 24, was a great opportunity to meet with Estonian stakeholders and to bring more attention to the forest-based sector, under the Estonian presidency.
Participants from academic institutions, industry, funding providers and local authorities shared their knowledge and experience while fostering forest-based innovation both nationally and at the pan-European level. Subjects covered innovation from both research institutes as well as companies, and the range of subjects included societal challenges, ecological concerns, technical novelties and economical opportunities. The eight sessions that were given made for an interesting afternoon. Please find the full event report here.
Presentations at the seminar
Mr Rauno Reinberg, Senior Officer, Ministry of the Environment of Estonia
Mr Henrik Väljä, Managing Director, the Estonian Forest and Wood Industries Association (EFWIA)
Ms Kristi Parro, Head of Communications, the Estonian State Forest Management Centre (RMK)
Mr Niklas von Weymarn, Vice President Business Development, Metsä Fibre
Mr Johan Elvnert, Managing Director, Forest-based Sector Technology Platform
Mr Jaan Liira, Senior Research Fellow, University of Tartu, ERA-Net Biodiversa project
Mr. Črtomir Tavzes, Researcher, InnoRenew Centre of Excellence
RDI for the Estonian forest-based sector: expectations and performance
Mr. Paavo Kaimre, Vice-rector, Estonian University of Life Sciences, and Chair of NSG Estonia