November 17, 2017

Horizon 2020 Call topics for 2018-2020 now available

The EU recently published the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018, 2019 and 2020. For these last three years of Horizon 2020 an investment of around € 30 billion will be represented. Various Calls for proposals set out upcoming funding opportunities for the forestry, woodworking and processing industries. FTP is currently analysing the available information and opportunities for the forest-based […]

September 14, 2017

FTP publishes the most relevant Horizon 2020 calls 2016-2017 for the forest-based sector

The FTP Manual of the most relevant Horizon 2020 call topics 2016-2017 for the forest-based sector is now available for download. The topics of highest relevance for the sector are clustered under the following four pillars: Industrial Leadership Societal Challenge 2: Food Security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the […]

FTP recommendations for the next Horizon 2020 Work Programme released

Aiming to ensure that the sector’s research interests and innovation ambitions are integrated into the scope of the next Work Programme, forest-based sector stakeholders together with FTP prepared: FTP Recommendations for the Work Programme 2018-2020 of Horizon 2020. The FTP Recommendations identify some 90 research and innovation areas of major concern for the European forest-based sector, […]

September 13, 2017

FTP SRA valuable source for SCAR studies

Recognized as a comprehensive and inclusive tool to advocate the sector’s research needs, FTP’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda can also play a role in providing input to future foresight studies carried out by the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR). To investigate potential cooperation between FTP and the Strategic Working Group (SWG), the subgroup […]

European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel wrestles with agreement on a European Bioeconomy Manifesto

The Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel is still struggling with the important milestone of finalizing the European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Manifesto. This document is expected to be officially published on European Bioeconomy Day, set for mid-November.  With 28 “building blocks” of which three are still being debated, the Manifesto aims to express the views of all stakeholder groups […]

What to expect from the next work programme of Horizon 2020

Funding opportunities for research and innovation projects in the forest-based sector will remain a significant part of the next Horizon 2020 work programme (WP), for the period 2018-2020. “There will be a slight shift in particular work programme sections, but our evaluation is that FTP’s coordinated campaign with the NSGs, to increase the visibility of […]

The bioeconomy age no longer science fiction

Lignin, nanocellulose, cross-laminated timber, biochemicals, biofuels, wood-based packaging, forest fibre textiles and countless materials and products of biological origin, particularly from forests, can replace a range of fossil fuel and non-renewable materials; these products can also have enhanced energy efficiency or environmental performance. To assume that these biobased materials and products will trigger a paradigm […]

European Bioeconomy Panel reaches consensus on draft Bioeconomy Manifesto

Amendments proposed by FTP helped to untangle the last critical issues in the draft Bioeconomy Manifesto under preparation by the members of the European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel during the Panel’s two-day meeting held on 6-7 July 2017. With this break-through, a signing of the Bioeconomy Stakeholders Manifesto is within reach.  “A European Bioeconomy Manifesto will […]