June 8, 2023

CLARA Project: Driving Sustainable Energy Production with Advanced Biofuels

As the world becomes increasingly concerned about climate change and the depletion of fossil fuels, the need for clean and sustainable energy has become more pressing. To address this challenge, the European Union funded the project CLARA (Chemical Looping gAsification foR sustainAble production of biofuels), which involved collaboration between 13 partners across Europe, including universities, […]

October 11, 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 […]

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 […]

April 25, 2018

Just released: European Raw Materials Research and Innovation Roadmap 2050

On 17 April 2018, the final conference of the VERAM project marked the release of a Research and Innovation Roadmap 2050, jointly developed by the European raw materials sectors. With close to 180 concrete activities, cross-cutting the minerals, metals and biotic raw materials value chains, it is the only European research and innovation roadmap for […]

April 11, 2018

Jean-Eric Paquet appointed new Director-General of DG Research and Innovation

As of 1 April 2018, Jean-Eric Paquet replaced Robert-Jan Smits as the new Director-General of DG Research and Innovation (DG RTD). Mr. Paquet is a French national who has served as one of the three Deputy Secretaries-General of the Juncker Commission since 2015. With 23 years of experience in the European Commission, Paquet has most […]

March 15, 2018

In the spotlight: research and innovation roadmap for European raw materials

Johan Elvnert, Managing Director of the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP) has been leading the VERAM activities related to the establishment and consolidation of the Research and Innovation Roadmap 2050. The final conference of the EU-funded VERAM, held in Brussels, on 17 April 2018, will disseminate the vision and roadmap that lay out key research and […]

Registration open for the VERAM final conference on 17 April 2018

EU Raw Materials 2050: Roadmap to Success Registration for the final conference of the project VERAM – Vision and Roadmap 2050 for European Raw Materials, is now open. The EU Raw Materials 2050: Roadmap to Success conference will take place on 17 April 2018, at Palais des Académies/Paleis der Academiën, in Brussels. Research and innovation […]

March 1, 2018

EU Raw Materials 2050: Roadmap to Success

The final conference of the VERAM project, Brussels, 17 April 2018 The final conference of the VERAM project – Vision and Roadmap for European Raw Materials in 2050 – will take place in Brussels on 17 April 2018. Join us for the launch of this far-reaching research and innovation vision and roadmap for 2050, and […]

January 11, 2018

Training: Financial Management of Horizon 2020 Projects

Financial management of Horizon 2020 projects: theoretical and practical approach  Location: Brussels and Amsterdam This three day H2020 practical training is dedicated to the in-depth understanding of fundamentals of financial management of Horizon 2020 projects. Each day is divided into theoretical and practical part with many opportunities for the participants to ask specific questions related to […]

December 21, 2017

BBI JU Stakeholder Forum brings bioeconomy stakeholders together

The BioBased Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Stakeholder Forum and project exhibition held on 7 December 2017 in Brussels, illustrated some important drivers and trends for the biobased economy in Europe today.  In the sessions, both European Commission representatives as well as private stakeholders stressed the importance of an innovative bioeconomy in Europe. Estimates showed […]