Innovation News

22.12.2022

77 Horizon Europe call topics relevant for the forest-based sector – FTP Call Topics Manual 2023-2024

To support FTP stakeholders, FTP analyzed the published Horizon Europe Work Programmes 2023 -2024 and identified the Call topics relevant for the forest-based sector. As a result, around 70 Call topics with a budget of € 1 billion were identified as relevant or indirectly relevant to the forest-based sector. These relevant Calls topics were mainly […]

25.01.2023

Get a Grant for your Innovative Forest Management and Bioeconomy Solution

Bioregions Open innovation Challenges provide a framework to identify and support the development and scaling-up of innovative solutions (technologies, business ideas, etc.) to pressing challenges in forest management and the forest bioeconomy. Its final objective is to facilitate sustainable transitions in European regions putting into value the full range of ecosystem services provided by forests. […]

24.01.2023

Largest public consultation on the European Research & Innovation programmes 2014-2027

The European Commission launched the largest public consultation ever held on the past, present and future of the EU’s Horizon research and innovation programmes 2014-2027. In line with the Commission’s effort towards Better Regulation, stakeholders will be able to share their views on the performance of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, as well as shaping the strategic orientations […]

6.11.2022

New EUFORE project provides insights into future forest research and innovation priorities

Newly-started Horizon Europe project EUFORE (European Forest Research and Innovation Ecosystem) aims to provide insights into the future research and innovation priorities of the forest-based sector. Society is witnessing an unprecedented series of crises at a global scale, both ecological, economic and social. Forests and forestry play a key role in dealing with these challenges […]

11.10.2022

EU projects engaged in fighting forest fires

Summer 2022 has been devastating in terms of forest fires in Europe. According to the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS)[1], 770 750 ha have burnt in the EU since the beginning of the year, which represents more than the forested area in Belgium[2]. To mitigate such disasters, European countries will have to strengthen their […]

10.10.2022

Apply for Blue Sky Young Researchers & Innovation Award Europe 2022

This award aims to stimulate competition between students and young researchers carrying out projects contributing to the resilience of the forest-based sector. The projects may include a wide range of activities relevant to forest-based science, products using forest-based raw materials, process improvements or other innovations throughout the value chain. The award is not only about […]

19.04.2022

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 […]

11.04.2022

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 […]

31.03.2022

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 […]

17.12.2021

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 […]