November 21, 2017

Have your say on future research and innovation priorities for the European raw materials sector

The VERAM Research and Innovation Roadmap 2050 for the European raw materials is now open for stakeholder’s input. The consultation gives your organisation a chance to influence future R&I funding and the evolution of the raw material sectors in the mid- and long-term perspective. The Roadmap will indirectly influence future priorities of the European Innovation Partnership […]

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

FTP publishes the most relevant Horizon 2020 calls 2016-2017 for the forest-based sector

The FTP Manual of the most relevant Horizon 2020 call topics 2016-2017 for the forest-based sector is now available for download. The topics of highest relevance for the sector are clustered under the following four pillars: Industrial Leadership Societal Challenge 2: Food Security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the […]

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 […]

What does the future for European raw materials research and innovation look like?

Partners of the EU-funded project VERAM – Vision and Roadmap for European Raw Materials will explore opportunities and develop solutions which will help shape the landscape of European raw materials research and innovation towards 2050. Save the date of 13 June 2017 on your calendar and join us to share your ideas during the VERAM Experts’ […]

Horizon 2020 to be topped up with € 200 million

The European Parliament gave its consent on 5 April 2017 to an additional € 200 million for Horizon 2020, by adopting a compromise on the mid-term review of the EU budget, reached with EU Member States on 7 March. The final and formal approval of the European Council is expected in the coming weeks. The […]

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 […]

September 13, 2017

Join the VERAM Expert Workshop on 13 June 2017

The partners of the Horizon 2020 funded project Vision and Roadmap for European Raw Materials – VERAM cordially invite you to participate in the VERAM Experts’ Workshop, which will take place on 13 June 2017, in Brussels. Your views, opinions and ideas are crucial to setting a comprehensive and solid Research and Innovation Roadmap for […]

Impact matters for success in the competitive Calls of the BBI JU Call 2017

During the BBI InfoDay and Brokerage Event that took place in Brussels on 28 April 2017, the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) delivered a strong message on the increasing importance of describing the impact of research proposals submitted in the competitive Calls of the BBI JU Call 2017. Providing convincing statements to explain how […]

The BBI JU Call 2017 will release € 81 million of funding for the European biobased industries

The BBI JU Call 2017 of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) features several topics relevant for the forest-based sector, falling under the areas of the FTP Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.  Out of 16 topics covering all possible types of actions, FTP has identified topics that address activities within ‘Integrated biorefinery concepts’ (RIA […]