On the 16th of May 2001, the Networks of Eurifi, Eurofortech, Euroligna and Eurowood launched the InnovaWood Initiative. The objective was to create a co-ordinated supporting network infrastructure for innovation and skills development for stakeholders in the Forest, the Woodworking and the Furniture industries.
On 1st January 2003, these four Networks formally amalgamated and created the InnovaWood network. The network has more than 70 member institutions, drawn from all European countries, representing a complete spectrum of research, technology transfer and training services to the extended forest, wood and furniture industry chain..
Past InnovaWood Presidents:
Jos Evertsen, FORFAS, Ireland, 2001-2005
Daniel Guinard, CTBA (now FCBA): 2005-2007
Mariano Perez Campos, AIDIMA, Spain: 2007-2011
Ewa Ratajczak, ITD, Poland: 2011-2013
Joris vab Aker, University of Ghent, Belgium: 2013-2017
Mark Irle, ESB, France: 2017-2021