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 […]

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 […]

Innovation in SMEs

Horizon 2020 has set up a dedicated instrument for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Innovation in SMEs. It provides direct financial support as well as an indirect contribution through a series of actions intended to increase the innovation capacity of these types of companies. The instrument is aimed at “creating a favourable ecosystem for SME […]

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 […]

Advanced manufacturing and processing technologies

Improving resource efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions is vital to increase the competitiveness of the forest-based industries and expand the markets for their products.  Manufacturing and processing technologies that significantly reduce energy input and optimise energy management are integral to resource efficiency in the value chain, alongside recovery systems for resource-efficient harvesting, treatment and drying […]

July 28, 2017

Fulfilling consumer needs

Strategic Theme 4 Vision Target 8 Wood-based construction in Europe has tripled its market share, from the 2010 level, reaching a turnover of €200 billion, whilst the overall added value of the woodworking industries has doubled. Increased value will come from new products and services, as well as more widespread use of energy-saving modular housing […]

March 7, 2017

4.2 Indoor environment and functional furniture

​Rationale Combining partly unique mechanical properties, excellent cost/performance properties, a great versatility and a sense of familiarity for users, wood products deliver added value to living environments from many points of view. The new generation of wood products for interior use meets strict demands for a healthy and safe environment and satisfies a host of […]