The European Commission recently released the Horizon 2020 work programme for 2018–2020. For the next three years, Horizon 2020, the EU’s largest research and innovation programme ever, will focus on climate, clean energy, the circular economy and digitizing European industry, by offering EUR 30 billion to successful applicants.
FTP has identified around 50 Call topics for the forest-based sector, totalling over EUR 1.5 billion. These Call topics have been collected together to produce a manual that will guide FTP stakeholders towards the most relevant funding opportunities in the new work programme. The FTP manual for the Call topics relevant for the forest-based sector is now ready to download. Additional information is provided for each Call topic, such as the relevance of the Call and which specific sub-sector (forestry, woodworking or pulp and paper) it addresses, as well as the corresponding research and innovation area of FTP’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for 2020 (SRA).
Some examples of relevant topics are:
– Targeting new or emerging plant pests and/or diseases that are causing, or likely to cause, significant (socio-)economic and/or environmental losses to forests (SFS-05-2018-2019-2020).
– Developing sustainable wood value chains e.g. in building with wood, highlighting the design for new, altered or improved products, processes or services (LC-RUR-11-2019-2020).
– Developing novel and environmentally sound solutions for a higher recycling and recovery of secondary raw materials from end-of-life products such as wood-based panels, multi-material paper packaging, etc. (CE-SC5-07-2018-2019-2020).
The Horizon 2020 Call topics relevant to the forest-based sector will also be available on the FTP Database.