FTP research projects

FTP creates partnerships with other European technology platforms (ETPs), European research area nets (ERA-NETs) and many other research consortia in research projects of strategic relevance to the European forest-based sector:

EUFORE – European Forest Research and Innovation Ecosystem

The EUFORE project supports the preparation for a possible European research and innovation partnership on forests under the Horizon Europe Programme. It aims to develop a sustainable, transnational, co-creative environment to define, implement and evaluate research and innovation (R&I) agendas and roadmaps for the entire forest-based value chains in Europe.

Budget: € 3.9 million
Start date: 1 November 2022
End date: 31 October 2026
Duration: 48 months

Project websitehttp://eufore.eu

Completed projects

WoodCircus – Underpinning the vital role of the Forest-based Sector in the Circular Economy

WoodCircus increases knowledge, raises awareness and improves conditions for an uptake of resource efficient processing and recycling in wood-based value chains, fostering increased competitiveness of the European woodworking sector.

Budget: € 2.9 million
Start date: 1 November 2018
End date: 31 October 2021
Duration: 36 months

Project websitehttps://woodcircus.eu/

VERAM – Vision and 2050 Roadmap for European Raw Materials

VERAM was a unique research project that linked two European technology platforms (ETPs) and two European research area nets (ERA-NETS) in developing a Vision and 2050 Roadmap for European Raw Materials. The ETP Sustainable Mineral Resources (ETP SMR) coordinated this project in partnership with FTP. 

Budget: € 1.2 million
Start date: 1 December 2015
End date: 31 May 2018
Duration: 30 months




This European networking and roadmapping project brought together five European technology platforms and research organizations to address design-based consumer goods industries and related research. Coordinated by the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX).

Budget: € 1.2 million
Start date: 1 June 2011
End date: 30 May 2013
Duration: 24 months



A multi-stakeholder, cross-sectoral, collaborative long-term research and innovation roadmap to overcome technological and non-technological barriers towards more energy-efficient buildings and districts.

Budget: € 1.3 million
Start date: 1 May 2011
End date: 31 October 2012
Duration: 18 months


Star-COLIBRI – Strategic Targets for 2020 – Collaboration Initiative on Biorefineries

Coordinated by FTP, in partnership with CEI-Bois, this two-year Coordination and Support Action (CSA) funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme, brought together five ETPs, research partners and representatives of civil society. It delivered a 2020 framework roadmap to facilitate industrial exploitation of research results on biorefinery concepts. This project laid the foundation for structuring the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU).

Budget: € 2.4 million
Start date: 1 November 2009
End date: 31 October 2011
Duration: 24 months