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EU NETWORK OF REGIONS ON SUSTAINABLE WOOD MOBILISATION READY FOR DIGITALISATION

Project description

Digitalisation for sustainable wood mobility

The dissemination of best practices and sustainable wood mobilisation represent key targets of the European Horizon 2020 project. ROSEWOOD is a European network that connects stakeholders in North, East, Central and South Europe. The main challenges faced by the forest industry are the amelioration of access to resources and the growth of market share. The EU-funded ROSEWOOD4.0 project aims to develop relations and exchange of information between stakeholders in Eastern Europe by establishing a new Eastern Hub. The project places emphasis on digitalisation to train stakeholders along the forest value chain to dispense knowledge for effective wood mobilisation. ICT solutions will increase the competitiveness of the European forest industry and the development of rural areas.

Objective

ROSEWOOD4.0 builds on the well-established ROSEWOOD network of Regional Hubs connecting multiple actors along the forest value chain to reinforce the sustainability of wood mobilisation in Europe. The new action will especially reinforce and enlarge the links with Eastern Europe by creating a new Eastern Hub including new countries (Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine). Secondly, the action puts special emphasis on digitalisation (forestry industry 4.0) and digital tools (social media, platforms, e-learning) for training and coaching, enabling practitioners to share know-how with much wider impact. The focus on ICT addresses the two main challenges in wood mobilisation: 1) better access to resources through defragmentation of forest owners and 2) increased volume to the market and higher transparency. The project’s extensive dissemination of best practices, technological and non-technological innovations and research results feeds directly into national and regional Agriculture Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS) in forestry and builds an efficient interface with the EIP-AGRI and the EIP Raw Materials, supported by the European networks EFI and InnovaWood. The multi-actor action closes knowledge gaps, connects and transfers tangible knowledge and best practice between forestry practitioners across the whole Europe. In an open innovation environment, the coordination of Regional Hubs facilitates also new opportunities for exploitation of near to market innovations and fosters business partnerships between stakeholders, aligned with local and regional development plans, to complement existing or initiate new Operational Groups within the EIP-AGRI. ROSEWOOD4.0 will contribute to enhanced competitiveness of the forest industry and to vital development in rural areas within the European Bioeconomy by responding to the imminent need for broader sharing of ICT-driven solutions in forestry.

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-RUR-2019-1

Coordinator

STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 75 750,00
Address
ADORNOSTRASSE 8
70599 Stuttgart
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Total cost
€ 168 250,00

Participants (21)