Joint Call 2013-2017 (JC4)
The 4th Call for joint European research projects within the WoodWisdom-Net Research Programme was launched in spring 2013 under the ERA-NET Plus Scheme of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission. The call for pre-proposals resulted in 80 proposals, and 33 proposals were asked to submit a full proposal. After the judgement of an international Expert Panel, in November 2013 the WoodWisdom-Net+ Steering Committee selected 23 projects for funding.
Most projects are focusing on research issues related to Theme 3 “Value added products” (10), Theme 2 “Industrial processes” (7), and Theme 4 “Competitive customer solutions” (5), while only one proposal stated that its main thematic research area is under Theme 1 “Sustainable management of forest resources”. However, all proposals indicated that their research is connected to more than just one of the listed research areas.
Below the projects listed under the call topic areas (as prioritized by each proposal) with a brief summary on each.
A copy of all project descriptions updated for the final conference in Edinburgh in April 2017 is available here.
Theme 1 – Sustainable management of forest resources
Theme 2 – Industrial processes
BIOCOPOL – Enhancing wood durability and physical properties through innovative bio-based sustainable treatments
COSEPA – Controlled separation and conversion processes for wood hemicelluloses
leanWood – Innovative lean processes and cooperation models for planning, production and maintenance of urban timber buildings
Theme 3 – Value added products
COMPAC – Plasticized lignocellulose composites for packaging materials
LIGNOHTL – Liquid fuels from lignin by hydrothermal liquefaction and deoxygenetion
Theme 4 – Competitive customer solutions
TallFacades – Tall timber facades, identification of cost-effective and resilient envelopes for wood constructions
The WoodWisdom-Net+ consortium has established a Call Secretariat on behalf of all of the funding partners. General enquiries about this call should be addressed to:
WoodWisdom-Net+ Call Secretariat
Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR)/
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW)
Contact: call (at) woodwisdom.net
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