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General Presentation Dec 2002 1 OdM/CT 23/09/2004 1 European Forest Research Outlook for the Future The view of the European Commission 12 November 2004.

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1 General Presentation Dec OdM/CT 23/09/ European Forest Research Outlook for the Future The view of the European Commission 12 November 2004 Brussels Christos Tokamanis, Head of Unit G2 Production, processes, products and organisations DG Research

2 General Presentation Dec OdM/CT 23/09/ European Forestry based and related industries RTD in Priority3 of FP6 Wood, Pulp & Paper Process control, automation Renewable Materials Printing Construction Coatings Nanotechnology Materials research packaging Bio- technology

3 General Presentation Dec OdM/CT 23/09/ Engineering support for materials development.IP SUSTAINPACK : Innovation and Sustainable Development in the Fibre Based Packaging value chain Hazard reduction in production plant and storage sites. IP ECOTARGET : New and innovative processes for radical changes in the European Pulp and Paper industry Optimising the life-cycle of industrial systems, products and services WACHE UP-Strep : New concepts for upgrading pulp mill waste streams to value-added chemicals. As examples in Priority As examples in Priority 3

4 General Presentation Dec OdM/CT 23/09/ Support to the development of new-knowledge-based and sustainable processes and eco- innovation. IP dedicated to SMEs. HOLIWOOD : New environmental thermally hard wood processing technologies for applications in construction. BIOCOMP : New biocomposites based on renewable resources for applications in plastics and wood. ECOBINDERS : New furan and/or lignin based ecobinders for the use in wood based panels like fibreboards and multilayer plywoods. As examples in Priority As examples in Priority 3

5 General Presentation Dec OdM/CT 23/09/ Consensus-based process High Level Group representing all stakeholders: people with strong standing, influence and commitment to make things happen Looking forward to the future The mission: propose a strategy based on Research and Innovation Speeding up industrial transformation Securing high added value employment Securing a major share of world manufacturing output IF

6 General Presentation Dec OdM/CT 23/09/ Strategies for MANUFUTURE GREAT POTENTIAL BUT TRANSFORMATION IS A MUST ! FROM: resource-intensive TO: knowledge-intensive, innovative sector with a higher technological content Main recommendations thus far

7 General Presentation Dec OdM/CT 23/09/ Innovating production ! Main recommendations continued Traditional productionInnovating production Compact enterprise Production chain Mass production Quantity-driven Resource-intensive Production-driven Linear approach Extended enterprise Network of suppliers Focus on added value Quality-driven Knowledge-intensive Demand-driven Simultaneous approach

8 General Presentation Dec OdM/CT 23/09/ European Forestry based and related industries including Pulp and Paper industries Productivity growth of 1.5% per annum (higher than in USA) Annual turnover of 500 billion Euros 3.5 million people Forests occupy one third of the European land surface

9 General Presentation Dec OdM/CT 23/09/ European Forestry based and related industries including Pulp and Paper industries SOME GRAND CHALLENGES New Business Concepts Secure Raw Materials Availability Sustainable & knowledge intensive paper mills New value-added products

10 General Presentation Dec OdM/CT 23/09/ Sustainability, essential part of Business Strategies in the Forestry based and related industries Active in 3 interdependent pillars : - Economic - Social - Environmental : waste, climate change, resource efficiency Energy : promotion of renewable energy sources


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