March 20, 2024

The Future of Forestry might be closer than you think

This year, the International Day of Forests brings to light the innovation in the Forest-based sector with the theme “Forests and Innovation: New Solutions for a Better World”. On this occasion, FTP, together with EUSTAFOR recall the evolution of the sector and the importance of taking adequate measures to support it and to keep the […]

November 28, 2023

Innovation Fund Call and Auction: Advancing Low-carbon technologies

Last week, on 23 November 2023, the European Commission opened 2 Innovation Fund calls for proposals aiming at accelerating the deployment of innovative low-carbon technologies across Europe: the Innovation Fund 2023 Call and the Innovation Fund 2023 Auction. This funding could be primarily of interest to the pulp and paper industries and larger companies with […]

October 2, 2023

Open Innovation Challenge – Seeking Innovative Solutions for Extreme Wildfires

In recent years, Europe has experienced a significant increase in the frequency and intensity of wildfires. These extreme wildfires have resulted in devastating consequences, including the loss of life, destruction of natural habitats, damage to infrastructure and the release of harmful emissions impacting air quality. The EU project FIRE-RES is calling upon innovators, entrepreneurs, technologists, […]

August 28, 2023

Apply for Blue Sky Young Researchers and Professionals Awards 2023 

Researchers and technologists carrying out projects in a wide range of activities relevant to forest-based science, products using forest-based raw materials, pulp and paper production process improvements or other innovations throughout the value chain are invited to submit their application for the Blue Sky Young Researchers & Innovation Award Europe 2023 or Blue Sky Pro […]

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, […]

April 26, 2023

FTP evaluates the latest European projects in the forest-based sector

Over the past few months, FTP has been conducting research into the results of the latest European projects associated with the forest-based sector and recorded in its database. This research aims to evaluate whether these projects have achieved their initial goals and, if not, to determine the actual results. This will allow to evaluate the […]

PEFerence project: New plant-based bioplastics could make beer cans and glass bottles obsolete

One of the challenges in fibre-based food and beverages packaging is the barrier layer needed to keep moisture and gases from entering and exiting the package. These packaging barriers need to meet many different strict demands to be competitive. Therefore, a novel biobased polymer, namely PEF (polyethylene furanoate) with a powerful combination of environmental features […]

March 3, 2023

CBE JU published its call topics for 2023

The Circular Bioeconomy Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) published its Annual Work Programme 2023 end of December 2022. In this document, they published 18 call topics for a budget of 215,5 million €. FTP selected 13 call topics relevant for the forest-based sector covering a budget of 164 million €. 9 out of them are […]

January 25, 2023

Get a Grant for your Innovative Forest Management and Bioeconomy Solution

Bioregions Open innovation Challenges provide a framework to identify and support the development and scaling-up of innovative solutions (technologies, business ideas, etc.) to pressing challenges in forest management and the forest bioeconomy. Its final objective is to facilitate sustainable transitions in European regions putting into value the full range of ecosystem services provided by forests. […]

December 22, 2022

77 Horizon Europe call topics relevant for the forest-based sector – FTP Call Topics Manual 2023-2024

To support FTP stakeholders, FTP analyzed the published Horizon Europe Work Programmes 2023 -2024 and identified the Call topics relevant for the forest-based sector. As a result, around 70 Call topics with a budget of € 1 billion were identified as relevant or indirectly relevant to the forest-based sector. These relevant Calls topics were mainly […]