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, […]

November 17, 2017

Horizon 2020 Call topics for 2018-2020 now available

The EU recently published the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018, 2019 and 2020. For these last three years of Horizon 2020 an investment of around € 30 billion will be represented. Various Calls for proposals set out upcoming funding opportunities for the forestry, woodworking and processing industries. FTP is currently analysing the available information and opportunities for the forest-based […]

September 14, 2017

Sumforest announces pre-call for transnational research projects

The FP7 ERA-NET Sumforest pre-announces the upcoming call for transnational collaborative research projects. The call "Sustainable forests for the society of the future" will open on 21 March 2016 with a closing date for proposal on the 17 June 2016. This call for proposals focuses on basic and applied research that aims to support policy decisions regarding […]

Joint Call will fund networking activities among Nordic forest and agro sectors

The Joint Call NKJ-SNS Networks, launched by the Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research (NKJ) together with Nordic Forest Research (SNS), is calling for proposal applications for networking activities that foster cross-sectorial cooperation among stakeholders from the forest and agricultural sectors in the Nordic countries. The network grants are for a period of 1-2 […]

Did you know… … that Climate-KIC grants initiatives dedicated to tackling climate change?

Breakthrough business ideas with substantial impact on climate change mitigation and adaptation find funding opportunities in the various budget lines of Climate-KIC. Under the thematic priority Sustainable Land-Use, Climate-KIC currently supports 16 research projects and start-ups that carry out forest-related innovation activities to reduce carbon emissions, substitute fossil-based materials or adapt to the impacts of […]