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Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin

Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin

Objective

Mediterranean forests play a pivotal role for local economies by providing a large array of ecosystem services and goods. Despite its potential, the sector is facing significant challenges at many levels, including: low profitability of slow-growing timber, niche markets for Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPs), and a wider context of aging rural population, farmland abandonment and scrub encroachment, leading to an increase in the occurrence of megafires, which is further aggravated by climate change. A sustainable, inclusive, smart bio-based economy centred on multipurpose trees and NWFPs can be part of the solution, if triggered by an improvement in knowledge exchange channels between NWFP practitioners and scientists, and among regions.

The purpose of INCREdible is to address the existing research and innovation knowledge divide in relation to NWFP-service systems of the Mediterranean basin. In particular, INCREdible aims to link knowledge and foster collaboration among different groups of stakeholders, developing innovative business models and enhancing the expertise of rural regions towards the development of inclusive economic strategies.

To achieve these objectives, INCREdible will developan Innovation NETworks (iNets) around crucial lines of Mediterranean NWFPs: cork, resins, aromatics, and edibles. Each iNet will aim to gather best practices (both practical and science-based) related to NWFP production, transformation and trade channels. Particular attention will be drawn to cross-cutting sectorial issues such as: (i) innovative business models and value chains, (ii) innovative access to finance, (iii) innovative marketing and digital tools. Lastly, INCREdible will collect information and knowledge arising from iNets into an interregional online platform, which will function both as deposit and exchange system of information among partners, existing networks and organizations, for raising awareness of existing success cases and cross-fertilization.

Coordinator

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE

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Finland

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 279 400

Participants (12)

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INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

UNAC UNIAO DA FLORESTA MEDITERRANICA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 112 500

ETIFOR SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 178 375

HRVATSKI SUMARSKI INSTITUT

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 96 281,25

CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 171 125

PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 105 518,75

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHES EN GENIE RURAL, EAUX ET FORETS

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 101 375

FUNDACION CENTRO DE SERVICIOS Y PROMOCION FORESTAL Y DE SU INDUSTRIA DE CASTILLA Y LEON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 177 650

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 158 062,50

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA PROPRIETE FORESTIERE

France

EU Contribution

€ 201 893,75

ESSET ENERGY SYSTEMS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 178 000

AGENZIA FORESTALE REGIONALE PER LOSVILUPPO DEL TERRITORIO E DELL AMBIENTE DELLA SARDEGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 88 968,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 774632

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.4.

H2020-EU.3.2.1.

H2020-EU.3.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 999 150

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 150

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE

Finland