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Centre of Excellence of Forest-based Industry

Objective

The general objectives of the project is to create the Centre of excellence (LignoSilva) in the field of a forestry, wood-processing and a pulp-paper complex involving two major organizations, the National Forest Centre in Zvolen and Pulp and Paper Research Institute in Bratislava in cooperation with the European Forest Institute as a leading research organisations from high performance countries of the EU.
LignoSilva will help to strategically transform Forest-based sector of the region towards the innovation growth based on the knowledge economy (in terms of RIS 3 SK vision) and the implementation of the principles of Green Economy.
LignoSilva will represent the Centre of excellence that integrates research, development and innovation potential of a Forest-based industry that rationally links the chain of wood production, processing and utilisation. Project covers 4 interlinked priority areas:
1. Forest resources and sustainable wood production
2. Biomass and bioenergy
3. Paper-pulp technologies
4. Recycling and cascading system of wood and wood products use
The intention of the project partners is to establish an autonomous entity by grouping a number of existing facilities into one cluster. CSA and FPA will be directed so that the newly established CE can benefit from massive past investments whilst bringing more dynamics into the forest based industry in Slovakia
The CE will benefit from European Forest Institute and its network participation. EFI with its member is in a unique position to provide collective science-based insights at European and regional level to support informed policy making. Concerning LignoSilva EFI's Research function aims to (i) Conduct and promote interdisciplinary and cross-sector research of Forest-based industry and (ii) Support the coordination, strengthening and networking of forest research capacities aiming to overcome the fragmentation and low performance of FBI in Slovakia.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

SGA-CSA - Specific Grant agreement and Coordination and Support Action

Coordinator

NARODNE LESNICKE CENTRUM
Address
Ulica T G Masaryka 22
960 01 Zvolen
Slovakia
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 178 500

Participants (2)

VYSKUMNY USTAV PAPIERA A CELULOZY AS
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 90 563
Address
Dubravska Cesta 14
841 04 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 198 375
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Other