September 14, 2017

NSG Slovenia leads research consortium awarded €45 million RTD grant

With a grant of close to €15 million awarded by the European Commission and topped up with an additional €30 million from the Government of Slovenia, a consortium of Slovene partners led by the University of Primorska and FTP NSG Slovenia will establish the Renewable Materials and Healthy Environments Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence […]

Apply by 31 January to become a member of the EIP on Raw Materials

The European Commission’s DG GROW is calling for the applications of new members to make up the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials (EIP-RM). The deadline for applications is 31 January 2017. A stronger representation of the forest-based sector in the new membership of the Operational Groups is expected and a subgroup dedicated to biotic […]

September 13, 2017

Take the chance of presenting at the upcoming EU-presidency event in Estonia

FTP has been assisting the Ministry of the Environment of Estonia with input to the conference Nature-based Solutions: From Innovation to Common-use (NBS 2017), a flagship event of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which will take place on 24-26 October 2017, in Tallinn. ​The conference programming board has now launched […]

The forest sector has a vast potential to provide climate benefits

The positive impact and potential of sustainable forestry in climate and energy policies should be better recognized, claimed forestry experts at a press breakfast organized at the European Forestry House (EFH) on 12 July 2017, the day after the European Parliament’s Environmental Committee (ENVI) voted on the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from the […]

Building future sustainable cities with wood

1st WOODRISE world congress on mid-rise and high-rise wood buildings at the heart of sustainable cities and the ecological transition, Bordeaux, France, 12–15 September 2017 How to translate an increasing global demand for wooden buildings into market opportunities that support the transition towards more dynamic, low-carbon living environments and sustainable cities? How to best benefit […]

January 5, 2019

Advanced materials technologies

The development of advanced materials and composites allowing new functionalities and improved performance is indispensable for the competitiveness of forest-based industries. The rich and complex chemical and physical composition of wood, bark (including cork) and other parts of a tree, contain the potential for a wide range of innovative properties to be developed and incorporated […]

February 15, 2018

4.1 Building with wood

​Rationale Construction wood products derived from forest biomass are fully acknowledged as being a renewable resource ideal for building sustainable homes, whereas non-renewable construction materials will become scarce and more expensive in the coming decades. Given that wood and wood products act as a carbon sink and reduce CO2 in the atmosphere, the use of […]

January 5, 2019

Societal Challenge 5

Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials The specific objective of the Work Programme Societal Challenge 5 (SC5) is to develop a resource-efficient economy that is resilient to climate change, together with a sustainable supply of raw materials, in order to meet the needs of a growing global population within the sustainable limits of […]

August 1, 2017

Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Generally, nanotechnology works with materials, devices and other structures with at least one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometres. Quantum mechanical effects are important on this quantum-realm scale. Nanotechnology as a spectrum of evolving techniques has a revolutionary impact on the areas […]

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Information and communications technology (ICT), is often used as an extended synonym for information technology (IT), but is a more specific term that stresses the role of unified communications and the integration of telecommunications, computers and the necessary software and audiovisual systems that enable users to access, store, transmit, and process information. ICT underpins innovation […]