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WOODISM - Improving competitiveness of the forest-wood-chain by supporting SME participation in FP6 projects

Objective

The forest-based and related industries (F-BI) are among the most important sectors in the European Union, representing some 10% of the EU's manufacturing industries and present in all EU Member States, offering direct employment to some 3 million people. Its activity is based on raw material resources that are renewable and on efficient recycling. The sectors of F-BI are characterised by a high majority of SMEs with insufficient resources to follow and grab the opportunities offered by FP6. "Translators" and "stimulators" are needed to trigger this potential, like the partners of the proposed ETI project. The main objective of this project is to stimulate, encourage and facilitate the participation of SMEs of the F-BI in the European FP6, with a particu lar focus on the New Instruments. WOODISM focuses on whole sector of wood and wood industry, as these consist of interrelated sectors, each of them having a considerable influence on the performance of the others. A profound knowledge of the nature of the se interdependencies and the ability to translate them into clear analyses of the consequences, at industrial, cluster and societal level constitutes the reason of the big number of partners. Thanks to the 12 partner countries the dissemination and coopera tion in IP and NoE at national and European level can be guaranteed and improved. In brief, the project includes: - Technology audits to identify SME needs; - Actions like matchmaking the identified needs/ applications deriving from IP/NoE/SMEs or SME gr oupings selected, assisted and trained in the project to create bridges across the research- innovation interface, without forgetting the importance of the dissemination of information; -Activities to guarantee dissemination of information, which is one of the main components in ETI projects, incl. e.g. development and maintenance of a wood products sector database to support RTD activities in project preparation.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-INNOV-1
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Coordinator

TYÖTEHOSEURA RY
Address
Melkonkatu 16 A
Helsinki
Finland

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Participants (18)

SILICON FIBRES LTD
Finland
Address
Kiuruntie 13b
Tuusula

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BUREAU FOR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION
Austria
Address
Donau-city-strasse 1
Vienna

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RTD TALOS LTD
Cyprus
Address
Diogenous 6
21722 Lefkosia

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ARCHIMEDES FOUNDATION
Estonia
Address
Koidula 13a
Tallinn

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ELKEDE TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN CENTRE S.A.
Greece
Address
12th Km National Road Athinon - Lamias
Metamorphosi

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HELLENIC ORGANIZATION OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES AND HANDICRAFT S.A.
Greece
Address
Xenias Str. 16
Athens

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INNOVAWOOD LTD
Ireland
Address
Lower Baggot Street, 107
Dublin

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AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA
Italy
Address
P.zza G. Marconi 25
Rome

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INNOVA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Della Scrofa 117
Rome

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EUROPARAMA UAB
Lithuania
Address
J. Galvydzio 3
Vilnius

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CRACOW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Poland
Address
Warszawska 24
Cracow

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WOOD INDUSTRY CLUSTER
Slovenia
Address
Kolodvorska 9a
Pivka

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ASSOCIATION EURESEARCH
Switzerland
Address
Effingerstrasse 19 3008 Bern
7924 Bern

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BERNER FACHHOCHSCHULE - HOCHSCHULE FÜR ARCHITEKTUR, BAU UND HOLZ
Switzerland
Address
Solothurnstrasse 102
6071 Biel

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EURESEARCH / SCHWEIZER NETZWERK FÜR INNOVATION - RÉSEAU SUISSE D'INNOVATION SNI-RSI
Switzerland
Address
Effingerstrasse 19
7924 Bern

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FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27 C
München

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ZENTRUM FUER INNOVATION UND TECHNIK IN NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN GMBH
Germany
Address
Dohne 54
Muelheim An Der Ruhr

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ÖSTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFÖRDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Address
Canovagasse 7
Vienna

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