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FOREST Clusters Development and Implementation Measures of a 6-Region Strategic Joint Action Plan for Knowledge-based Regional Innovation

Objective

IN2WOOD deals with the challenges of a sustainable European forest management and tackles crucial questions in the RTD environment of the forest-based sector. Wood shall be further established as one of the main renewable resources and the added value of forest in terms of economic and innovative value and quality of life shall be further improved. Aiming at the promotion of crosscutting research on these values, forest clusters of 6 European regions – Styria (Austria), North-Rhine Westfalia (Germany), South Tyrol (Italy), Banska Bystrica (Slovakia), Grisons (Switzerland), and Carpathia (Ukraine) - have joined forces to elaborate a Joint Action Plan for the future coordination and strengthening of their complementary RTD potentials. The project aims at 5 general objectives for forest sector development: (1) to enhance Wood Production, (2) to strengthen Technological Innovation Systems, (3) to develop Competence Awareness, (4) to optimize Logistics, (5) to build up Information Systems. The Joint Action Plan, delivered at mid-term of the 3-year project, collects sets of regionally adopted, coordinated strategies for future collaborative RTD-activities in these 5 thematic fields. Measures towards the implementation of the JAP will be taken in phase II in the form of “pilot concepts”, which define specific partnerships, plans and funding schemes for innovative follow-up projects. IN2WOOD builds upon existing bilateral cooperation between regions, sharpens their complementarities and promotes further synergies. Fostering stronger networking, knowledge exchange and cluster formation among stakeholders within and between the partner regions, the project's mentoring also reaches out to important forest regions in South Eastern Europe, where the consortium will strengthen existing links and initiate new partnerships. The project thus supports the further development and internationalisation of regional research-driven clusters in the European forest sector.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood

Call for proposal

FP7-REGIONS-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

HOLZCLUSTER STEIERMARK GMBH
Address
Reininghausstrasse 13A
8020 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 401 464,40
Administrative Contact
Joachim Reitbauer (Mr.)

Participants (12)

Waldverband Steiermark
Austria
EU contribution
€ 102 934
Address
Hamerlinggasse 3
8010 Graz
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Stefan Zwettler (Mr.)
Ministerium für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft, Natur- und Verbraucherschutz des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Germany
EU contribution
€ 327 189,96
Address
Schwannstr. 3
40476 Düsseldorf
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Volker Holtkaemper (Mr.)
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUR WALD UND HOLZ NRW EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 401 485,40
Address
Hafenweg 24A
48155 Munster
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andreas Schulte (Prof.)
INFORMATIONS-UND DEMONSTRATIONSZENTRUM ERNEUERBARE ENERGIEN e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 127 019,70
Address
Carls-aue Strasse 91A
59939 Olsberg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Martin Schwarz (Mr.)
TIS - TECHNO INNOVATION SOUTH TYROL SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 174 880,80
Address
Via Siemens 19
39100 Bolzano (Bz)
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Bertoni (Dr.)
Konsortium Kompetenzzentrum alpine Bautechnologie
Italy
EU contribution
€ 135 558,35
Address
Eisackstraße 1
39040 Vahrn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Langes (Dr.)
NARODNE LESNICKE CENTRUM
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 99 189
Address
Ulica T G Masaryka 22
960 01 Zvolen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Milan Zúbrik (Dr.)
LESY SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 55 356,46
Address
Namestie Snp 8
97566 Banska Bystrica
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
František Král (Mr.)
Graubünden Holz
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 202 946,95
Address
Bahnhofplatz 1
7302 Landquart
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Michael Gabathuler (Mr.)
Ukrainian National Forestry University
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 65 912
Address
Gen. Chuprynka 103
79057 Lviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Orest Kiyko (Prof.)
FORZA AGENCY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CARPATHIAN REGION NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 57 673
Address
Mynajska Street Building 27 Apart Ment 39
88000 Uzhgorod
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Radmila Ustych (Ms.)
PROJEKTkompetenz.eu OG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 167 455
Address
Franz Josef Strasse 19/7
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harald Suitner (Mr.)