October 10, 2022

Apply for Blue Sky Young Researchers & Innovation Award Europe 2022

This award aims to stimulate competition between students and young researchers carrying out projects contributing to the resilience of the forest-based sector. The projects may include a wide range of activities relevant to forest-based science, products using forest-based raw materials, process improvements or other innovations throughout the value chain. The award is not only about […]

April 19, 2022

Woody textile fibres in the spotlight of the Marcus Wallenberg Prize 2022

The two scientists Professor Ilkka Kilpeläinen and Professor Herbert Sixta (University of Helsinki and Aalto University respectively) were awarded last week by the Marcus Wallenberg Prize 2022. Their two research teams have worked on the development and use of novel ionic liquids to process wood biomass into high-performance textile fibres. Ionic liquids have gained interest […]

October 28, 2021

Three scientists rewarded by the Marcus Wallenberg Prize 2020

The Marcus Wallenberg Prize aims to recognize, encourage and stimulate path-breaking scientific achievements, which significantly contribute to broader knowledge and/or technical development within the broad fields of interest to the forest industry. In 2020, 3 scientists were rewarded for their groundbreaking work on a model to predict forest growth in a changing climate. Due to […]

June 29, 2021

FTP Call Topics Manual guides you through the Horizon Europe Call topics

To support FTP stakeholders, FTP analyzed the published Work Programmes and identified the Call topics relevant for the forest-based sector. As a result, around 150 Call topics with a budget of € 2,1 billion were identified as relevant or indirectly relevant to the forest-based sector. These relevant Calls topics were mainly found under Pillar II, […]

June 23, 2021

Horizon Europe Calls for 2020-2021 are now available

On 15 June 2021, the European Commission published the first Horizon Europe Work Programmes gathering the Call topics for 2021-2022 with a budget of € 14,7 billion. This first part falls within the entire approved budget of Horizon Europe amounts to € 95,5 billion for 2021 to 2027. In these first Work Programmes, various Calls […]

September 22, 2020

EU Green Deal Call is open – €1 billion investment to boost the green and digital transition

The European Commission has launched a €1 billion call for research and innovation projects that respond to the climate crisis and help protect Europe’s unique ecosystems and biodiversity. The deadline for submissions is 26 January 2021, with selected projects expected to start in autumn 2021. The projects funded under this call are expected to deliver […]

July 28, 2020

EU leaders agreed on major cuts to the budget of Horizon Europe

The budget of €80.9 billion for the Horizon Europe has been agreed by the EU leaders at a special European Council summit, taking place on 17-21 July 2021 in Brussels, to debate the EU’s long-term budget for 2021-2027 and a post-pandemic recovery plan. This marked a significant cutback in the budget for the R&D programme […]

May 15, 2020

Innovation Fund: FAQs on the upcoming first call for proposals

​ The Innovation Fund is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies. It focuses on: Innovative low-carbon technologies and processes in energy intensive industries, including products substituting carbon intensive ones Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) Construction and operation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) Innovative renewable energy generation Energy […]

April 15, 2020

2020 BBI JU Call: Relevant call topics for the forest-based sector

The 2020 BBI JU Call for proposals is now open until 3 September 2020, 17:00 CET. With this call, an indicative budget of €102 million is available to cover 16 topics in four strategic orientations: feedstock, process, products, and market uptake. FTP identified 10 call topics which would be relevant for the forest-based sector: BBI2020.SO1.D1 […]

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 […]