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An innovation strategy to integrate industry needs and research capability in the European forestry-wood chain

Objective

The enlargement of the European Union will lead to a substantial expansion of the forestry/ wood sector. There will be a significant increase in the number of candidate countries (+10), the land mass (+34%), the population (+105 million inhabitants), the t otal forest area (+25%), the number of private forest owners (+4 million). The main problems facing the forest industries relate to the fragmented industry structure with very many SMEs and its nearly 4 million employees, and the need to improve the level of competitiveness (innovation, technology, resources and know-how). Along with that, environmental protection and production technology need to be improved. Main aim: Matching industry needs and research capabilities through an integrated strategy for inn ovation in the European forestry wood chain (FWC). Objectives: 1. To link research to innovation through increased and more efficient linkages between knowledge and skill producers with the industries in the FWC. 2. To increase international cooperation in the FWC through fostering innovation, relevant sciences and knowledge dissemination with particular consideration of the nature and needs of SMEs in the EU-25. Tools: 1) Contact databases of: ? knowledge and skills provider community (EU-25) ? industriall y performing community (EU-25). 2) Extensive (EU-25) capability and needs register of: ? provider community's capability ? industrial community's needs 3) Match analysis "capabilities vs. needs" in the FWC of the enlarged EU 4) Gap analysis "capabilities v s. needs" in the FWC of the enlarged EU 5) Development of integrated innovation strategies for: ? RTD and innovation / Environment and Sustainability / Training and Education /Knowledge Transfer /FWC 6) To ensure more active linkages between industry and p rovider communities by creating enhanced communication and dissemination tools (newsletters, European conferences and demonstration workshops, Portal and Website#'

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-GLOBAL-2
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

INNOVAWOOD LTD
Address
107 Lower Baggot Street
Dublin
Ireland

Participants (13)

AIDIMA - ASSOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO EN LA INDUSTRIA
Spain
Address
C/benjamin Franklin 13, Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
Paterna/valencia
BERNER FACHHOCHSCHULE - HOCHSCHULE FÜR ARCHITEKTUR, BAU UND HOLZ
Switzerland
Address
Solothurnstrasse 102
6071 Biel
BUNDESFORSCHUNGSANSTALT FÜR FORST- UND HOLZWIRTSCHAFT (FEDERAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR FORESTRY AND FOREST PRODUCTS)
Germany
Address
Leuschnerstr. 91
Hamburg
CENTRE TECHNIQUE DU BOIS ET DE L'AMEUBLEMENT
France
Address
10, Avenue De Saint Mandé
Paris
CONFÉDÉRATION EUROPÉENE DES PROPRIÉTAIRES FORESTIERS CEPF
Luxembourg
Address
6 Rue Des Foyers
Luxembourg
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7
Roma
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DE PANNEAUX A BASE DE BOIS - EPF
Belgium
Address
Allée Hof-ter-vleest 5, Boite 5
Brussels
INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII DREWNA - WOOD TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Poland
Address
Winiarska 1
Poznan
JOHANN HEINRICH VON THÜNEN INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FÜR LÄNDLICHEN RAUM, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
Address
Bundesalle 50
Braunschweig
LINKÖPINGS UNIVERSITEIT
Sweden
Address
Hus Origo Campus Valla
Linkoeping
TECHNIKA UNIVERZITA VO ZVOLENE (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ZVOLEN)
Slovakia
Address
T.g. Masaryka 24 2117/24
Zvolen
THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD
Ireland
Address
Forest Service, Johnstown Castle Estate
Wexford
UEA COMMUNICATIONS ASBL
Belgium
Address
163 Rue Royale
Brussels