NSG Estonia

The forest-based sector and the R&I landscape in Estonia

National Support Group

NSG Estonia was established in May 2007 as an initiative of the Estonian Forest and Wood Industries Association, the Estonian Furniture Industry Association, the Estonian Private Forest Union, the Ministry of the Environment (the Ministry of Climate from 2023), Tallinn University of Technology, the Estonian University of Life Sciences and the State Forest Management Centre. By joining forces, these associations established a consortium in order to support pan-European activities together.

The National Support Group of Estonia (NSG Estonia) brings together the main stakeholders of the forest-based sector, with the aim of increasing the competitiveness of the sector through research and development.

The research and development strategy for the forest-based sector, developed by NSG Estonia, outlines research priorities of key importance to its member organizations. The key recommendations of the strategy have been also incorporated into the Estonian Forestry Development Programme, a nationwide sectoral framework for development of the forestry sector in Estonia up to 2020. On a European level, NSG Estonia promotes the activities set in motion by FTP, and disseminates information on international initiatives related to the forest-based sector.

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Do you want to know more?

Are you a representative from an Estonian company or organization and do you want to know what FTP can do to help you in the European arena? Please contact the secretariat of the National Support Group of Estonia.

Research projects

  1. 5G-TIMBER (2022-2025) – Secure 5G-Enabled Twin Transition for Europe’s TIMBER Industry Sector
  2. WoodLCC (2022-2025) – Enhanced Life-Cycle-Costing in wood construction by novel methods for service life planning
  3. ONEforest (2021-2024) – A Multi-Criteria Decision Support System For A Common Forest Management to Strengthen Forest Resilience, Harmonise Stakeholder Interests and Ensure Sustainable Wood Flows
  4. PERFECOAT (2021-2024) – High Performance Bio-based Functional Coatings for Wood and Decorative Applications
  5. VEHICLE (2019-2023)- Valorise Extensive quantities of HemIcellulosic and Cellulosic sugars from Lignocellulosic biomass into high-value End products

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