InnovaWood, in collaboration with the European Forest Institute, launches the creation of a European Innovation and Research Program (EIRP) dedicated to the sustainable, added-value use of hardwood species in Europe. Link to the official invitation letter
This action is the official kick-off activity of the “European Hardwoods Innovation Alliance – EHIA”, which represents a trans-national, multi-actor collaboration in Europe. EHIA has been accepted as a commitment under the European Innovation Partnership for Raw Materials (ID 669).
The overall aim of the EHIA is to create a focused alliance ONLY dedicated to hardwood species as a complementary potential field for innovations. EHIA will coordinate the know-how and the critical mass leading to breakthroughs in innovation, research and education and it will create new qualified employment in smart rural regions within Europe. The timeframe is considered to facilitate collaboration with a long-term perspective (2025 and beyond). More detailed information on the initiative is provided in the official invitation letter.
An online questionnaire has been developed in which all stakeholders in research and industry can provide their ideas on future research and innovation needs on the use of hardwoods in Europe.
LINK TO THE QUESTIONNAIRE
This questionnaire will be open until 13 October 2016.
We are looking forward to receiving your research and innovation ideas and will be keeping all participants informed about the progress in the EHIA activities.