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FOREST Clusters Development and Implementation Measures of a 6-Region Strategic Joint Action Plan for Knowledge-based Regional Innovation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 245457

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    30 June 2012

Funded under:

FP7-REGIONS

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 593 672

  • EU contribution

    € 2 319 065,02

Coordinated by:

HOLZCLUSTER STEIERMARK GMBH

Austria

Objective

IN2WOOD deals with the challenges of a sustainable European forest management and tackles crucial questions in the RTD environment of the forest-based sector. Wood shall be further established as one of the main renewable resources and the added value of forest in terms of economic and innovative value and quality of life shall be further improved. Aiming at the promotion of crosscutting research on these values, forest clusters of 6 European regions – Styria (Austria), North-Rhine Westfalia (Germany), South Tyrol (Italy), Banska Bystrica (Slovakia), Grisons (Switzerland), and Carpathia (Ukraine) - have joined forces to elaborate a Joint Action Plan for the future coordination and strengthening of their complementary RTD potentials. The project aims at 5 general objectives for forest sector development: (1) to enhance Wood Production, (2) to strengthen Technological Innovation Systems, (3) to develop Competence Awareness, (4) to optimize Logistics, (5) to build up Information Systems. The Joint Action Plan, delivered at mid-term of the 3-year project, collects sets of regionally adopted, coordinated strategies for future collaborative RTD-activities in these 5 thematic fields. Measures towards the implementation of the JAP will be taken in phase II in the form of “pilot concepts”, which define specific partnerships, plans and funding schemes for innovative follow-up projects. IN2WOOD builds upon existing bilateral cooperation between regions, sharpens their complementarities and promotes further synergies. Fostering stronger networking, knowledge exchange and cluster formation among stakeholders within and between the partner regions, the project's mentoring also reaches out to important forest regions in South Eastern Europe, where the consortium will strengthen existing links and initiate new partnerships. The project thus supports the further development and internationalisation of regional research-driven clusters in the European forest sector.
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Coordinator

HOLZCLUSTER STEIERMARK GMBH

Address

Reininghausstrasse 13a
8020 Graz

Austria

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 401 464,40

Administrative Contact

Joachim Reitbauer (Mr.)

Participants (12)

Waldverband Steiermark

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 102 934

Ministerium für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft, Natur- und Verbraucherschutz des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 327 189,96

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUR WALD UND HOLZ NRW EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 401 485,40

INFORMATIONS-UND DEMONSTRATIONSZENTRUM ERNEUERBARE ENERGIEN e.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 127 019,70

TIS - TECHNO INNOVATION SOUTH TYROL SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 174 880,80

Konsortium Kompetenzzentrum alpine Bautechnologie

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 135 558,35

NARODNE LESNICKE CENTRUM

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 99 189

LESY SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 55 356,46

Graubünden Holz

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 202 946,95

Ukrainian National Forestry University

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 65 912

FORZA AGENCY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CARPATHIAN REGION NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 57 673

PROJEKTkompetenz.eu OG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 167 455

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 245457

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    30 June 2012

Funded under:

FP7-REGIONS

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 593 672

  • EU contribution

    € 2 319 065,02

Coordinated by:

HOLZCLUSTER STEIERMARK GMBH

Austria