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 […]

June 27, 2018

Paper & Beyond, 2018

Paper & Beyond, 2018 – Where the bioeconomy and circularity meet​ Paper & Beyond is the successor event to what has been known as European Paper Week and will take place in the heart of the European district in Brussels from 16-17 October.This year the event will take place in the prestigious Solvay Library, in the […]

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

The Indian pulp and paper sector visits the European Forestry House

Establishing high-level contacts and launching start-up discussions for future cooperation, potential bilateral calls for research projects and network building were among others the main objectives that brought a delegation of representatives from the Indian government, pulp and paper association and research institute on a study tour of Europe. The trip was organised as part of […]

EU paper industry estimates the need for an investment of € 44 billion to cut its carbon emissions by 80%

Pathways and needed investment to reduce emissions of the European pulp and paper industry by 80% while creating 50% more added-value are detailed in the revised version of the 2050 Roadmap to a low-carbon bio-economy, launched by the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) in late February.  The Roadmap estimates the need for € 44 […]

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’ […]

September 13, 2017

Apply now for the very first European “Blue Sky Young Researchers” award

With the very first European edition of the “Blue Sky Young Researchers” award, the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is calling for applications for the award and seeking young talent with innovative ideas that could revolutionize the paper industry. Altogether, eight shortlisted researchers will be invited to Brussels to present their work at CEPI’s […]

The FTP Pulp & Paper Industry Task Force meets in Vienna

The members of the FTP Pulp & Paper Industry (PPI) Task Force met at the headquarters of Mondi Paper in Vienna, on 22 May 2017, to discuss a scheme to support young researchers, how to create revenues from research, and the forest-based sector’s position on future EU research and innovation programmes. From left to right: […]

Demand-driven needs to steer the raw materials sector into the future

Raw material value chains in Europe must be equipped for addressing consumer- and market-driven needs, as well as the grand societal challenges in order to remain competitive and sustainable by 2050. This conclusion was the main takeaway conveyed to VERAM partners by the European Commission at the VERAM Experts’ Workshop, held in Brussels on 13 […]

BIC launches new roadmap to develop Europe’s circular bioeconomy

To help build a resource-efficient, circular and biobased economy, the Biobased Industries Consortium (BIC) has announced its new Strategic and Research Agenda (SIRA). The SIRA identifies the activities needed to speed up the development of sustainable and competitive biobased industries in Europe. The updated SIRA addresses the technological and innovation challenges facing the biobased industries, takes […]