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Networking and Integration of National Programmes in the Area of Wood Material Science and Engineering

Networking and Integration of National Programmes in the Area of Wood Material Science and Engineering

Objective

The development of sustained cooperation between the national research activities in the area of wood material science will enable the development of new innovative, eco-efficient, cost-competitive prod-ucts, processes and services and thus promote the competitiveness and sustainability of European for-estry and forest-based industry. At present, European research resources in the area of wood material science are scattered in the form of a number of uncoordinated activities. There are highly specialised research groups in wood material science especially in wood rich countries, but the coordination at European level is missing. Since re-search priorities are set independently by the involved actors there is no systematic approach to achieve complementarity. Sustained collaboration between key research funding and managing organisations is needed to enable broader strategic analyses as a basis for management decisions, and could also for-ward a more efficient implementation of research results. The main activities of the WOODWISDOM-NET are: " Building an information exchange system (research programmes) " Benchmarking and dissemination of good practices " Identification of complementary research activities " Identification of practical networking and opening mechanisms for future cooperation " Implementation of joint evaluation and foresight activities " Implementation of transnational research programme to improve competitiveness and sustainability of the forest cluster. In the WOODWISDOM-NET consortium are participating 18 partners from 8 countries.

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Coordinator

TEKES, THE FINNISH FUNDING AGENCY FOR TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Address

Kyllikinportti 2
Helsinki

Finland

Participants (17)

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ACADEMY OF FINLAND

Finland

DANISH AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Denmark

DANISH FOREST AND NATURE AGENCY

Denmark

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

Germany

FORESTRY COMMISSION

United Kingdom

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

INNOVATION NORWAY

Norway

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

INSTITUT TECHNOLOGIQUE FCBA

France

MINISTERE DE L'AGRICULTURE DE L'ALIMENTATION DE LA PECHE ET DE LA RURALITÉ - DIRECTION GÉNÉRALE DE LA FORET ET DES AFFAIRES RURALES

France

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

Finland

NORDIC FOREST RESEARCH CO-OPERATION COMMITTEE

Finland

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

United Kingdom

SWEDISH GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY FOR INNOVATION SYSTEMS

Sweden

THE RESEARCH COUNCIL OF NORWAY

Norway

THE SWEDISH RESEARCH COUNCIL FOR ENVIRONMENT, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND SPATIAL PLANNING

Sweden

ÖSTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFÖRDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 510206

  • Start date

    1 January 2004

  • End date

    31 December 2008

Funded under:

FP6-COORDINATION

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 195 180

  • EU contribution

    € 2 195 180

Coordinated by:

TEKES, THE FINNISH FUNDING AGENCY FOR TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Finland