09 June 2023

Next General Assembly

Dear InnovaWood Members,

It is our pleasure to announce the programme overview and registration for the 21st InnovaWood General Assembly 2023 in the wonderful city of Tallinn, Estonia! We are deelighted to organize this event together with our new InnovaWood member the TalTech univresity, the host of this year's annual meeting.

We are looking forward to this great opportunity to meet, discuss and enjoy a good time together. The programme of the two-day physical meeting emphasises on networking and exchange on the latest developments and opportunities in forestry and wood science and technology.

   Please register here for the General Assembly 2023   

Important to consider together with the programme:

- It is a full 2-day programme on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 June. Hence, for most participants it will be best to travel on Monday 12th and Thursday 15th June.

- The General Assembly will take place on TalTech campus in the Mektory building 20min south of the city centre.

- We recommend taking a hotel in the city centre where also the official conference dinner will take place. Our hotel suggestions are www.nordichotels.eu and www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/park-inn-tallinn, please use promo code "InnovaWood" only per email

- All presentations of day 1 can also be followed online, please note that the programme refers to local time in Estonia: CEST+1

- You have the possibility to expose posters, material samples and prototypes of your projects and research activities. Please inform us when you register of per e-mail.

- You can organise independent side meetings on Monday 12 June, please contact us at office@innovawood.eu if you have the intention to do so.

 - The final programme with further details will be circulated in the coming weeks.

   Please find the program overview here    

 We are looking forward to meeting you in Tallinn!

Past General Assemblies

The twentieth InnovaWood General Assembly

The neniteenth InnovaWood General Assembly took place on June 28-29, 2022.

The nineteenth InnovaWood General Assembly

The neniteenth InnovaWood General Assembly took place online on July 8-9, 2021.

The eighteenth InnovaWood General Assembly

The online eighteenth InnovaWood General Assembly took place on July 8, 2020.

The seventeenth InnovaWood General Assembly

The seventeenth InnovaWood General Assembly took place in Hamburg, Germany, on 27-28 March, 2019.

The sixteenth InnovaWood General Assembly

The sixteenth InnovaWood General Assembly took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 27-28 March, 2018.

The  fifteen  InnovaWood General Assembly

The fifteen InnovaWood General Assembly took place in Helsinki, Finland, on 28-30th March, 2017.

The  fourteen  InnovaWood General Assembly

The fourteen InnovaWood General Assembly took place in Montpellier, France, on 16-17th March, 2016.

The  thirteen InnovaWood General Assembly

The thirteen InnovaWood General Assembly took place in Zagreb, Croatia, on 10-11th June, 2015.

The Twelve InnovaWood General Assembly

The twelve InnovaWood General Assembly was  hled in Tulin, Austria, on 24-25th April, 2014.

The event  offered varied programme.

The Eleventh InnovaWood General Assembly, 23rd 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

The eleventh InnovaWood General Assembly took place in Geneva, on 23rd April, 2013.
The event offered varied programme including two back to back events: the InnovaWood and UNECE/FAO seminar on innovation in the Forest-Based Sector and the RTD creativity workshop on societal challenges for the Forest-wood sector.

The Tenth InnovaWood General Assembly and Seminar, 29 Feb - 1 March 2012, Ghent, Belgium

The first day included a workshop on the InnovaWood Divisions and the “Early Stage Researchers presentation Forum”, where the members of InnovaWood presented their research. The second day included a seminar on the “Trees4Future” project and offered an excursion to the laboratories of the Ghent University and furthermore, a visit in the wood trading company “van Hoorebeke”.

The Nineth InnovaWood General Assembly took take place 1 - 2 March 2011, Brussels, Belgium

The General Assembly started with an opening reception in the evening of 1 March. During the opening reception the InnovaWood Prize award winner was announced. On 2 March the plenary meeting took place and the afternoon programme was organised by CTIB-TCHN, it included presentations of the research projects they are carrying out and a guided tour to their laboratories.

The Eighth InnovaWood General Assembly and Workshops, 28 - 29 January 2010, Brussels, Belgium

The InnovaWood General Assembly 2010 was held in Brussels, Belgium, from 28 – 29 January.
The two days meeting included the opening reception of the new InnovaWood offices in Brussels and a visit to one of the largest wood collections in the world at the Royal museum of Central Africa.

The Seventh InnovaWood General Assembly and Workshops, 27 - 28 January 2009, Valencia, Spain

The InnovaWood General Assembly 2009 was held in Valencia, Spain, from 27 – 28 January, hosted by AIDIMA, - Furniture, Wood and Packaging Technology Institute.
The two days meeting included the workshops on research and development, education, knowledge transfer and environment
and also two guest speaker session. Summary

The Sixth InnovaWood General Assembly, Braunschweig, Germany, 28 – 29 January 2008

The Sixth InnovaWood General Assembly was held in Braunschweig, Germany, from 28 – 29 January 2008. The event was hosted by WKI-Fraunhofer Institute, one of the members of the InnovaWood network. The two-day meeting offered workshops that focused on education, knowledge transfer issues and in particular the opportunities of the forest based sector in FP7. It was an opportunities for the InnovaWood members to discuss the future strategy of the network and participation in common research and development projects. Summary

  The Fifth InnovaWood General Assembly 31st January 2006, Winterthur Zurich, Switzerland

The Fifth General Assembly was held in Banana City hotel Winterthur on 31st January 2007 hosted by BFH-AHB.


The Fourth InnovaWood General Assembly and Workshop 26- 27 January 2006, Rome, Italy

This general assembly also included the Workshop “Getting Ready for Framework 7” prsented by Dr Sean McCarthy from Hyperion. Summary


2023 General Assembly

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