October 27, 2021

Plenty of opportunities opened up – time to apply for Horizon Europe funding

Since the publication of the funding opportunities for 2021-2022 under Horizon Europe in June, some application deadlines have already passed. But new possibilities are opening and some of them were selected in the FTP Call Topics Manual, as they could be of interest to the forest-based sector stakeholders and contribute to the development of the […]

June 29, 2021

FTP Call Topics Manual guides you through the Horizon Europe Call topics

To support FTP stakeholders, FTP analyzed the published Work Programmes and identified the Call topics relevant for the forest-based sector. As a result, around 150 Call topics with a budget of € 2,1 billion were identified as relevant or indirectly relevant to the forest-based sector. These relevant Calls topics were mainly found under Pillar II, […]

December 21, 2018

FTP publishes a guide to upcoming H2020 Call topics

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 […]

August 16, 2018

ESA launches Call for kick-start activities in pulp & paper industry

The European Space Agency (ESA), supports European industry by developing their ideas for new business applications using space technology. Space technology can support many parts of the pulp and paper value-chain, starting right in the forest. Therefore, ESA will shortly be launching a thematic Call for kick-start activities with the theme "pulp & paper". Kick-start activities […]

June 1, 2018

New study proves ERA-NETs and COST actions beneficial for the European forest-based sector

A newly published study by FCBA and Innovawood reveals high impact of past and existing ERA networks and COST Actions related to the European forest-based sector.  Results show the importance of these EU-funded programmes for initiating and executing future oriented forest-related research and innovation projects through transnational networks and cooperative activities. In general results provide […]

May 17, 2018

LIFE funding for forest management

The EU’s multiannual programme for environment and climate, LIFE, has launched its 2018 Call for proposals.  The LIFE programme is structured around two sub-programmes: environment and climate action. Each holds specific thematic priorities with major relevance for forest management. With investments up to € 400 million, LIFE will co-finance pilot and demonstration projects to develop, […]

April 20, 2018

BBI JU Call for proposals 2018 now open

On 11 April 2018, the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) opened a new Call for proposals. The Call, worth € 115 million, encourages applicants to apply for grants from four strategic themes: feedstock, processes, products, and market uptake. New to the 2018 Call is the decreased focus on traditional value chains such as forestry […]

April 3, 2018

New transnational Call ForestValue on the forest bioeconomy launched

As of 17 October 2017, a new transnational ERA-NET Cofund Call ‘ForestValue– Innovating forest-based bioeconomy‘, has been launched for joint European research, development and innovation proposals in the field of the forest bioeconomy.  With a total available budget of over € 40 million, the joint European Call contributes to transforming the current resource-intensive economy to a sustainable biobased […]

February 13, 2018

Upcoming submission deadlines for Horizon 2020 Calls for 2018-2020

Following the launch of the 2018-2020 Work Programmes of Horizon 2020 last October, the first deadlines to submit project proposals for calls relevant for the forest-based sector under different parts of the Work Programmes are swiftly approaching. Among the Call topics appearing over the next three years, some 15 relevant Calls are due in February […]

January 29, 2018

FTP update on FP9

Since 1984 the Research and Innovation Framework Programmes (FPs) have been amongst Europe’s great successes in supporting and fostering research in Europe. The framework programmes are a clear priority for the forest-based sector, especially today, when Horizon 2020 (2014-2020) undergoes a provisional evaluation and while, at the same time, preparations are ongoing for its successor, […]