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1 1 Challenges for the European forest based sector and the woodworking industries - The role of the Forest-Based Sector Technology platform (FTP) Dr. Andreas Kleinschmit von Lengefeld Project Secretary, FTP

2 2 Contents of the presentation Benefits of FTP FTPs role The role of National Support Groups (NSGs) Funding Further actions during implementation Conclusions

3 3 Documentsexists Started Spring 06

4 4 Strengthened positions in existing market segments through innovative, value added products and manufacturing. Increased revenues from new business areas. Adequate and balanced supplies of forest raw materials for industrial products and energy. Recognition of the sector as a responsible partner including leadership in sustainability and technology. Improved policy frameworks and regulations resulting from a more effective dialogue with the political sphere. A structured and coordinated European Research Community improves effectiveness and effiency. Benefits for Industry and Forest Owners

5 5 Benefits for the Research Community Recognition of the sector as a responsible partner including leadership in sustainability, technology and research. Stimulated cooperation within, between and along the value chains in the sector. Participation from motivated stakeholders. Research cooperation and funding are facilitated. Support and information services. New customers and talents are attracted.

6 6 strenghtening our industries competitiveness! creating best knowledge and scientific skills becoming a strong part of the KBBE growth within the forest based sector creating new jobs, especially in rural areas What can we expect from the implementation of the Strategic Research Agenda?

7 7 Why Industrial Joint Research in the woodproducts value chain? Strengthening the competitiveness of wood products industries with help of science and technology Intensifying the development infrastructure for wood products industries (Creation of competence centres / knowledge-pools for SMEs) Creating knowledge-based products and productions processes Innovation based on renewable sources Promotion of the use of wood products – evidence of being sustainable Intensifying (making more goal oriented) of the cross-sectoral R&D and harmonising it with the objectives of industry

8 8 Joint research promotes wood against other non-renewable materials Joint fundamental research and preliminary studies Applied research lead by industry Problem Solving and Piloting Competition between products Competition between materials Pre-competitive topics Time to market Risk SME-realm

9 9 Contents of the presentaion Benefits of FTP FTPs role Work Programmes and Calls under FP7 Project creation The role of National Support Groups (NSGs) Funding Further actions during implementation Conclusions

10 10 10 Thematic Priorities 1. Health 2. Food, agriculture and biotechnology 3. Information and communication technologies 4. Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies 5. Energy 6. Environment (including climate change) 7. Transport (including aeronautics) 8. Socio-economic sciences and the humanities 9. Space 10. Security Cooperation – Collaborative research in FP7

11 11 Development of the Thematic Work Programmes Agreed topics for calls + Indicative priorities for future calls Proposal for a multi-annual implementation plan Advisory Group Programme Committee FP6 Projects Portfolio HOLIWOOD EFORWOOD ECOTARGET SUSTAINPACK Etc… FTPs Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) and Vision Document FEEDBACK

12 12 How to promote our SRA within FP7. How to work for Programs and Calls. In Brussels »Commission »Advisory Group members »EU Parliament Through countries (NSGs) »Program committee members »Advisory Group members »Permanent representation in Brussels »Members of the EU Parliament

13 13 FTP assistance to Proposals 1. Call for Proposals published by EC - FTP action: Forwarding Call-info to stakeholders, support services, registration of Proposals in FTP-database. 2. Evaluation in one or two steps plus hearing organised by EC - FTP action: Mobilize names for evaluation of Proposals 3. Contract Negotiation - FTP action: Support the Consortia, IPR issues. 4. Signing of Contract and project kick-off 5. Project Running time : 2-5 years with periodic peer reviews (annual most common) - FTP action: Monitoring and disseminating progress towards SRA and Strategic Objectives with help of the FTP-database.

14 14 FTPs role in creation of projects Clarifying basic rules for FTP No funding organisation No seat in EU evaluation teams Initiate and facilitate, workshops and special actions Keep track of FTP projects, establish a database Support services Open workshops Alert for calls Provide contacts to experts on proposal making No ranking or quality judgements Not favouring specific consortia

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16 16 Value Chain representation in FTP Forestry Forest owners/CEPF – Birte Schmetjen Research community/EFI – Risto Päivinen Wood Producs Industry/CEI-Bois – Pekka Peura Research community/Innovawood – Daniel Guinard Pulp and Paper Industry/CEPI – Arie Hooimeijer Research community/EFPRO – Werner Förster

17 17 Contents of the presentaion Benefits of FTP FTPs role Work Programmes and Calls under FP7 Project creation The role of National Support Groups (NSGs) Funding Further actions during Implementation Conclusions

18 18 Tasks of the National Support Group – e.g. Germany Integration of stakeholders Industries, forest owners, SMEs Scientific community Prioritisation of research themes from a national perspective (National Research Agenda, NRA) and coordination with the European SRA Contact and networking with other technology platforms or similar initiatives (e.g. regional clusters) Support to project development and consortia building Introduce and inform about the FTP in Germany, e.g. contacts with the high level authorities, public financiers etc.

19 19 Forest Owners Steering Committee Chairman: v. Teuffel Representatives from Federations and Research Organisations Authorities (Ministries, Agencies, etc.) Project- management Organisation of National Support Group Germany Woodworking Industries Pulp and Paper Industries Experts from industry and science of the areas ForestryWood Products Pulp & paper products Specialities New Business Bio-energy

20 20 Finland 7. Framework Programme on Research The Research Strategy of the Finnish Forest Cluster October 2006 Vision 2030 February 2005 Strategic Research Agenda February 2006 Strategic Centre for Science, Technology, and Innovation on Forest Cluster beginning of 2007 Forest-Based Sector Technology Platform High-level Group (cluster companies and public financers) = Finnish National Support Group

21 21 Sweden Private/public funding (BFP) of joint research during 5 years of total 500 MSEK. (Not forestry and bio-energy)

22 22 5% 55% 40% EU Industry Public Joint research in the Swedish Forest-based sector Who paid in 2004?

23 23 Strategic Research Agenda Research Areas Implementation Innovation Systems - Programmes & Projects - Supporting Measures National Programmes European Member States Industry European Union The implementation financing scheme FP 8...n

24 24 Contents of the presentaion Benefits of FTP FTPs role Work Programmes and Calls under FP7 Project creation The role of National Support Groups (NSGs) Funding Further actions during Implementation Conclusions

25 25 Implementation Phase in the SRA From planning to action A need for a broad spectrum of sciences An improved climate for innovation Strengthening education and training Communication with society Synergies with other Technology Platforms

26 26 Innovation A FTP/Vinnova pre-study regarding innovation in the forest-based industries with participation from Austria, Finland and Sweden. COST action E51 Integrating Innovation and Development Policies for the Forest Sector. Future initiatives by EU regarding improved Innovation in our sector.

27 27 Education & Training Develop education & training to meet challenges in Vision Focusing on university level. Organise per Value Chain Make a mapping of the present European situation. Appoint members of working groups.

28 28 Conclusions FTP now has to start promoting for Calls to come later in FP7. In this work the coordinated activities between FTP management and the NSGs are strenghtened. Active NSGs are necessary to secure national and multi-national funding outside FP7 – probably 80 – 90 % of total. Through value chains and special actions support the development of programmes and projects. Establish support services and FTP project data-base. Increase activity – innovation, education & training and especially communication.

29 29 FTP Conference 2007 Hannover Follow Up of Stockholm Sept 2005 Admont May 2006 Lahti Nov 2006

30 30 Lead Markets in the Forest-Based Sector: The Challenge Next FTP Conference in Hannover, Germany, 15./16. May 2007

31 31 Tnak youTnak you Thank you for listening! Follow FTP at


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