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 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 […]

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 […]

January 24, 2018

NSG Germany picking up new momentum

Initiated by Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) and in successful cooperation with the Chemistry Cluster Bavaria and the Bavarian Forestry and Wood Cluster Initiative, an expert workshop was organized in Munich on 12 December 2017. The theme of the workshop, “Wood-based fibres and fibre composites in the context of raw material change” attracted representatives from industry and […]

December 8, 2017

European Paper Week tickles both the senses and the imagination

This year’s European Paper Week, combined with CEPI’s 25th anniversary, proved to be a great opportunity to meet with over 400 eminent participants from the sector and to hear many inspiring speakers. An exhibition of the senses invited participants to smell, taste, hear, see and feel a wide variety of applied paper products.    European […]

September 14, 2017

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 […]

September 13, 2017

Increase visibility of impact of research and innovation for European citizens

European forest-based sector stakeholders are convinced that the next EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme (FP9) can significantly increase the visibility of its impact by implementing measures and building on the lessons learnt during the lifespan of Horizon 2020. In a position paper released today, the sector confirms its commitment to working together with the […]

October 28, 2019

About FTP

The European hub for research and innovation in the forest-based bioeconomy ​The Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP) is a European Technology Platform (ETP) dedicated to the forest-based sector. It is the meeting place for industry, forest owners and public authorities, to discuss and build up a critical mass of knowledge on common research and innovation […]

December 27, 2018

FTP Database

A resourceful tool to track the progress of the sector’s research and innovation agenda ​The FTP database is a comprehensive open source data infrastructure that compiles ongoing and concluded research and innovation activities carried out within the European forest-based sector, as well as providing details of relevant funding opportunities. Recently updated, with a more user-friendly […]

January 15, 2018