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Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood

Objective

SIMWOOD presents a novel idea for an innovative, integrated approach to multifunctional forestry and enhanced wood mobilisation across European forest regions. The project targets a multitude of forest owners and stakeholders to spread integrated, transferable solutions and viable policies to unlock immobile forest resources and ensure sustainable forest functions. A novel pan-European Information System, the ‘MOBILISER’, is a unique knowledge base of innovative practices and technologies, existing stakeholder initiatives and effective support programmes in the regions and an expert system to evaluate the impact of up-scaling solutions to the larger EU context. The MOBILISER links to Regional Learning Labs, fostering participative dialogues on enhanced forest governance to secure collaborative initiatives and build commitment for improved policies and solu-tions of sustainable development. As a proof-of-concept, SME partners jointly implement novel pilot projects showcasing targeted forest use and tangible impacts on rural economies. This European Information System incorporates a broad dissemination strategy via easily accessible, intuitive, multilingual interfaces to maximize the uptake of integrated mobilisation solutions by forest owners and stakeholders across Europe and beyond. The two major European research organisations, JRC and EFI, facilitate the wide transfer and ensure continuity of the cross-regional monitoring system beyond the project’s lifetime. The project will help overcome socio-economic and technical barriers linked to ownership fragmentation and develop major opportunities in expanding wood and bioenergy markets. Focused recommendations and future RTD priorities underpin vital policy areas on multiple levels and raise awareness for wood mobilisation initiatives. Overall the project secures increased supplies of wood, enhances sustainable forest use and strengthens the forest-based sector as a key contributor to Europe’s growing bioeconomy.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

BAYERISCHES STAATSMINISTERIUM FUR ERNAHRUNG, LANDWIRTSCHAFT UND FORSTEN
Address
Ludwigstrasse 2
80539 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 493 570

Participants (27)

BAYERISCHE FORSCHUNGSALLIANZ BAVARIAN RESEARCH ALLIANCE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 359 816
Address
Prinzregentenstrasse 52
80538 Munchen
Activity type
Other
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 361 446
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 468 378
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 285 472
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 458 505
Address
Alice Holt Lodge
GU10 4LH Farnham
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT TECHNOLOGIQUE FCBA (FORETCELLULOSE BOIS-CONSTRUCTION AMEUBLEMENT)
France
EU contribution
€ 483 241
Address
10 Rue De Galilee
77420 Champs Sur Marne
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 238 133
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUR WALD UND HOLZ NRW EV

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 233 725
Address
Hafenweg 24A
48155 Munster
Activity type
Research Organisations
KURATORIUM FUR WALDARBEIT UND FORSTTECHNIK KWF EV*KFW
Germany
EU contribution
€ 196 558
Address
Spremberger Strasse 1
64823 Gross-umstadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 160 360
Address
Plaza Santa Cruz 8 Palacio De Santa Cruz
47002 Valladolid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 111 784
Address
Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona Edifici C
08193 Bellaterra
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE BRAGANCA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 125 719
Address
Campus De Santa Apolonia
5301 253 Braganca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 95 340
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1349 017 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LINNEUNIVERSITETET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 251 190
Address
Linnaeus University
35195 Vaxjo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GOZDARSKI INSTITUT SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 73 755
Address
Vecna Pot 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
ZAVOD ZA GOZDOVE SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 75 811
Address
Vecna Pot 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 326 792
Address
Josink Esweg 34
7545 PN Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGRESTA S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 103 020
Address
Calle Duque De Fernan Nunez 2 Planta 1
28012 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECM INGENIERIA AMBIENTAL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 52 925
Address
C/curtidores 17
34004 Palencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORETS ET BOIS DE L'EST SOCIETE COOPERATIVE AGRICOLE
France
EU contribution
€ 152 275
Address
Rue Andre Vitu 17 Chambre D Agriculture
88000 Epinal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WEXFORD WOOD PRODUCERS LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 90 758
Address
South Street 35
New Ross Wexford
Activity type
Other
FOREST ENTERPRISES LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 138 650
Address
Chapel Hill
Lucan Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARBOREA - ASSOCIACAO AGRO-FLORESTALE AMBIENTAL DA TERRA FRIA TRANSMONTANA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 62 509
Address
Largo Do Toural Edificio Casa Do Povo
5320-311 Vinhais Braganca
Activity type
Other
FORESTFIN - FLORESTAS E AFINS, SOCIEDADE UNIPESSOAL LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 99 420
Address
Rua Do Castelo 2
5360 234 Vila Flor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERGIKONTOR SYDOST AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 172 450
Address
Smedjegatan 37
351 96 Vaxjo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SMALL WOODS ASSOCIATION LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 145 871
Address
Station Road Green Wood Centre
TF8 7DR Telford
Activity type
Other
RURAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 172 838
Address
Mill Road Crichiebank Business
AB51 5NQ Inverurie Aberdeenshire
Activity type
Other