News & Events

2017-05-15: Now published by WoodWisdom-Net+ project leanWOOD: Building with timber in Europe

The new publication of the project leanWOOD (Innovative lean processes and cooperation models for planning, production and maintenance of urban timber buildings) presents viewpoints on European timber construction collected from survey data gathered from participants and stakeholders in the project. The publication (FI/EN) is available online here.

2017-05-02: ForestValue call for proposals 2017 – Pre-announcement

Please click here for a provisional ForestValue pre-announcement of a joint call for research proposals in 2017.

The indicative total available budget amounts to 25 million € (national public funding including EC top-up funding of 5 million €). The total call volume with industrial co-funding is estimated to be above 30 million €.

The call for pre-proposals is expected to open in September 2017 with a closing date for pre-proposals in December 2017. Projects are expected to start in late 2018/early 2019.

On 14 February 2017 a proposal for the ERA-NET Cofund “ForestValue – Innovating forest-based bioeconomy” was submitted to the European Commission (EC) in response to the SFS-19 call Sustainable Food Security – Resilient and resource-efficient value chains. ForestValue builds on the success of three forest-related ERA-NETs: WoodWisdom-Net, SUMFOREST and FORESTERRA. The main aim of ForestValue is the joint implementation of a trans-national call for proposals for research, development and innovation in the forest-based sector. Results of the evaluation of this proposal and thus confirmation for the planned joint call announcement are expected by mid-May 2017.

Due to this the information in the pre-announcement is provisional and subject to change in the official call announcement being published with the call opening.

2017-06-13: VERAM Experts’ Workshop 13 June 2017@ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in Brussels, Belgium

What does the future of European raw materials research and innovation look like? Partners of the EU project VERAM – Vision and Roadmap for European Raw Materials will explore opportunities and develop solutions which will help shape the landscape of European raw materials research and innovation towards 2050. A strategic project for the forest-based sector, VERAM is investigating future fields of innovation for biotic raw materials, including forest resources, wood, paper and natural rubber, particularly in synergy with minerals, metals and aggregates. It is a crucial moment to gather information, ideas and opinions from expert stakeholders to develop a solid Research and Innovation Roadmap for European Raw Materials. Register here.

2017-04-04: WoodWisdom-Net+ final seminar 4-5 April 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland

WoodWisdom-Net and the Forestry Commission/ Forestry Commission Scotland as event organisers and hosts look forward to welcoming you in Scotland! This event will be the 9th in a series of programme seminars that started with the Opening Seminar of the WoodWisdom-Net Research Programme in February 2008 in Berlin. This public seminar will bring together researchers and stakeholders from industry, academia and policy-making organisations in the forest-based sector. It will be the final seminar of the 4th Joint Call for Proposals (2013) of WoodWisdom-Net. Registration by 22nd March, 2017.

2017-02-14: Proposal for ERA-NET Cofund ForestValue submitted to the European Commission

On 14 February a proposal for the ERA-NET Cofund ‘ForestValue – Innovating forest-based bioeconomy’ was submitted to the European Commission in response to the SFS-19 call Sustainable Food Security – Resilient and resource-efficient value chains. The objective of ForestValue is to promote increased innovation and competitiveness of the forest-based sector in Europe and support its transformation from a resource-intensive to a knowledge-intensive, productive, resource-efficient and resilient sector.

ForestValue builds on the success of three forest-based ERA-NETs: WoodWisdom-Net (running since 2004, the present phase running under the FP7 ERA-NET Plus Scheme 2012-2017), SUMFOREST (Tackling the challenges in sustainable and multifunctional forestry through enhanced research coordination for policy decisions, 2014-2017) and FORESTERRA (Enhancing forest research in the Mediterranean through improved coordination and integration, 2012-2015). The consortium consists of 31 partners representing different programmes in the bioeconomy funding sector, coming from different regions and countries inside/outside Europe. More

2016-10-26: WoodWisdom-Net+ project Wood Believe – Article “Communications for the European forest based sector: opportunities and challenges”

The objective of the international WoodWisdom-Net+ project W³B “What We Wood Believe – Societal Perceptions of the Forest-Based Sector” strives to take a close look to not only how the
forest-based sector is perceived in a number of selected countries (Austria, Germany, Finland and Slovenia), but how to develop tailored forms of communication specifically adjusted to the European context. Read the full article here.

2016-03-21: Apply for forest research funding – ERA-NET Sumforest Call open

The FP7 ERA-NET Sumforest invites to submit relevant research proposals in the call for transnational collaborative research projects. The call opens on the 21st March 2016 with a closing date for proposals on the 17th June 2016. The title of the call is “Sustainable forests for the society of the future“. More

2016-01-27: WoodWisdom-Net Success Stories – Timber Window ReWin

Since 1.5.2014 the company M SORA d.d. in Slovenia has been working in a large international project titled “Cascading Recovered Wood (CaReWood)”, the project being coordinated by the Technical University of Munich. Public funding for the project is provided by national funding bodies and the European Commission within the frame of the ERA-NET Plus initiative WoodWisdom-Net+. As a result of this collaboration, M SORA has developed a prototype of a timber window ReWin made of disposed timber windows which were even 50 years old.

The timber window ReWin was honoured for the best innovation with a social impact at the 10th Slovenian Innovation Forum 2015 in Nova Gorica. More

2016-08-22: World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016) , August 22-25, 2016 in Vienna, Austria

WCTE is the world’s premier forum for presenting and discussing the lastest technical and architectural developments and innovations in wood or timber construction. More

2016-04-07: WoodWisdom-Net+ project Wood Believe – 4th Stakeholder Workshop on Thu 7th April 2016 in Vienna, Austria

The objective of the international WoodWisdom-Net+ project W³B “What We Wood Believe – Societal Perceptions of the Forest-Based Sector” is to create and demonstrate innovative and cost-efficient ways of communication towards stakeholders in relevance of the European forest-based sector and its products for a sustainable bio-economy. The agenda is available here (pdf). For more information about the project, please visit the project website.

2016-01-15: Aalto Wood Winter Seminar 2016 – Building Material Futures II, January 15, 2016 in Espoo, Finland

Aalto University’s Wood working group invites to participate in a Winter Seminar titled Building Material Futures II on Friday 15th January 2016 in Auditorium A2, Otakaari 1 X, Otaniemi/ Espoo, Finland. More

2015-11-17:Thank you for visiting the WoodWisdom-Net stand at the Bioeconomy Investment Summit

WoodWisdom-Net participated in the Bioeconomy Investment Summit on 9-10 November 2015 in Brussels. The event was very interesting, and WoodWisdom-Net’s stand got good attention. We warmly thank all of you who visited our stand. More

2015-09-16: WoodWisdom-Net+ projects presented at the WW-Net seminar 14-15 Sept 2015 in Duebendorf, Switzerland

The 7th WoodWisdom-Net Research Programme Seminar was held on 14th and 15th of September 2015 at Empa Academy in Duebendorf near Zurich, Switzerland. The seminar was the first mid-term seminar of the 4th Joint Call for Proposals (2013) of WoodWisdom-Net, and brought together more than 60 researchers and stakeholders from industry, academia and policy-making organisations in the forest-based sector. The seminar presentations will soon be available on the seminar website.

2015-09-03: W3B – Third newsletter published

The 3rd newsletter of the WoodWisdom-Net+ project W3B “What We Wood Believe – Societal Perceptions of the Forest-Based Sector” is now published, available as pdf.

2015-08-05: New online publication available – Final results of the Joint Call for Proposals (2010) of the European Research Area Networks (ERA-Nets) WoodWisdom-Net 2 and ERA-NET Bioenergy

In 2010, two ERA-Nets jointly launched a call for R&D proposals. For WoodWisdom-Net it was the 3rd, for ERA-NET Bioenergy the 5th joint call. Now, the projects and their final results are described in brief articles in an online report, available as pdf.

 

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