29 February 2024

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Benefits of InnovaWood membership

InnovaWood is open for membership from Institutions and Organisations from all European countries at the discretion of the executive board subject to the general assembly. InnovaWood is not open for membership by individual persons (except for Honorary Members).

The main benefits of the InnovaWood membership comprise:

        I.            Networking and partnering

ü  The members can benefit from our extensive contact lists of organisations, stakeholders and projects associated with the European forest-based industries.

ü  On behalf of our members, we distribute requests and help establish contacts for new consortia or any other joint interest.

ü  Our annual event the General Assembly is a great opportunity to meet other members and exchange on mutual interests.

     II.            Communication and dissemination support

ü  Members can disseminate results and enquiries through InnovaWood towards the whole membership and also to the larger ‘network behind the network’, i.e., to various target groups of national and European stakeholders in our databases.

ü  InnovaWood is an experienced partner for communication, dissemination and exploitation activities in EU projects. We participate in consortia of our members to strengthen the proposals and to contribute as lead or as supporting partner.

   III.            European funding support

ü  Members receive early information about funding programmes and relevant open calls. We maintain databases about ongoing EU programmes and projects.

ü  Members can also call on our specific expertise in project development and management to enhance their own proposals. We can help to develop the collaborative partnerships with tangible advice and training support.

   IV.            Representation in EU initiatives and stakeholder meetings

ü  InnovaWood represents a common voice for the interest of the European wood science and research community on behalf of our members. We increase our visibility through active participation and contributions to events, consultations and requests for special input by the European Commission.


ü  For this purpose, we have launched the Wood4Bauhaus Alliance in 2021 together with three EU associations of forest-based industries aiming to raise awareness for the benefits of wood products in the built environment. The Alliance exchanges with the EC and develops policy recommendations and needs for future R&I programmes.


Membership categories

Membership categories 

InnovaWood seeks to welcome more organisations as new members to further enlarge our network in terms of number of members and its European representativeness. Members from non-European countries are also accepted in special cases. To qualify for membership, candidates need to have established competence and practice in the scope of one or more of the following fields: research, technological development, education and/or training in relation to the professional use of forests and/or the raw material wood in products and industrial uses.

An organisation wishing to join the network must submit a signed application form to the Secretariat. The Executive Board will review it, decide and then inform the applicant about the decision. At least three Board members need to support the application to validate it. Depending on their legal form, new members can join under the following membership categories:



Type of organisation

Access to benefits

Annual fee


Regular membership

Organisations active in research, development or education in EU

- Networking & partnering

- Communication & dissemination

- European funding support

1,000 €


Corresponding member

European and national interest organisations

- Networking & partnering

- Communication & dissemination

- Privileged sharing of materials

Specific fee


Corporate member

Companies in forestry or the forest-based sector in the EU

- Networking & partnering

- Communication & dissemination

- Preference as consortium partner

Specific fee


Observing member

Non-European organisations active in R&D or education

- Networking & partnering

- Communication & dissemination

- European funding support

Specific fee


Special Service Package for members

All organisation types, open to all members

Additional services:

- EU funding training

- Tailored support on demand

1,000 € additional fee



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