September 21, 2017

The 1st World Congress WOODRISE

1st WOODRISE world congress on mid-rise and high-rise wood buildings at the heart of sustainable cities and the ecological transition, Bordeaux, France, 12–15 September 2017 How to translate an increasing global demand for wooden buildings into market opportunities that support the transition towards more dynamic, low-carbon living environments and sustainable cities? How to best benefit […]

50th International Symposium on Forestry Mechanization

FTP Managing Director Johan Elvnert is one of the speakers at the keynote session of the 50th International Symposium on Forestry Mechanization (FORMEC) that will take place in Brasov, Romania, from 25-29 September 2017.  Under the main theme of the event Innovating the competitive edge: from research to impact in the forest value chain, Elvnert will present the forest-based sector Vision […]

Bio, what else? How to spread the word about the bioeconomy

Communication workshop during the European Biotech Week Event: CommBeBiz Communication Workshop during European Biotech Week Date: Wednesday 27 September 2017, from 09:00 to 18:00 Venue: the European Forestry House, Rue du Luxembourg 66, 1000 Brussels / the European Parliament In the Communication Workshop organised by the EU project CommBeBiz under the umbrella event, European Biotech Week, you will learn how […]

Innovation in the forest-based sector: from idea to practice

Register now for the stakeholders’ seminar “Innovation in the forest-based sector: from idea to practice” hosted by FTP and NSG Estonia, as part of the flagship conference under the Estonian presidency of the EU Council: Nature-based Solutions: From Innovation to Common Use. Seminar: Innovation in the forest-based sector Time: Tuesday 24 October 2017, from 14:00 […]

September 14, 2017

Building with wood the focal point of Value of Wood Forum

“I see more opportunities than challenges for the forest-based sector and this is what is exciting about this sector. My advice to you is: plant more trees, make more timber and build more homes and buildings in Europe.” With these remarks, MEP Paul Brannon wrapped up the Value of Wood Forum, that took place in […]

FTP’s new website goes live

FTP’s new website is now up and running with a refreshed visual style and more than 100 pages of information about the sector’s Vision, Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, funding opportunities, as well as special pages for FTP’s 25 National Support Groups (NSGs).  Now fully integrated with the revamped FTP Database (FTP DB), the new […]

Did you know…? That you can be an independent expert for the European Commission?

Forest-based sector stakeholders and all FTP partners are good candidates to join the roster of independent experts and advise the European Commission Services on forest-based related issues. Short-term and occasional assignments may include the evaluation of tenders and proposals, review of projects and design policies or monitoring programmes that receive EU funding from Horizon 2020 […]

September 13, 2017

The FTP Pulp & Paper Industry Task Force meets in Vienna

The members of the FTP Pulp & Paper Industry (PPI) Task Force met at the headquarters of Mondi Paper in Vienna, on 22 May 2017, to discuss a scheme to support young researchers, how to create revenues from research, and the forest-based sector’s position on future EU research and innovation programmes. From left to right: […]

Unleashing the full power of research and innovation

FTP seeks to align public funding for research and innovation with proper technological developments to reduce GHG emissions and improve forest management and land use With its unique innovation portfolio and many technological solutions, the forest-based sector can foster the transition to a reliable, sustainable and competitive energy system and contribute to reducing the emission […]

FTP nominated as a member of the EIP Raw Materials

The chairperson of the FTP Board, Lena Ek, has been nominated as a member of the High-Level Steering Group (HLSG) of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials (EIP RM), and FTP Managing Director, Johan Elvnert, has been appointed as member of the Operational Group (OG). The information was announced on 18 July 2017 by […]