The ERA-NET Co-fund on innovative forest-based bioeconomy - ForestValue started on 01.10.2017 and will run for 5 years. Besides a joint transnational call further actions are envisaged. The funding initiative is comprised of 29 funding organsiations from 19 countries and received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
ForestValue is a collaboration of the three forest-based ERA-NETs WoodWisdom-Net Research Programme, SUMFOREST and FORESTERRA.
The WoodWisdom ERA-NET had already implemented 4 joint transnational calls with a total of 62 funded projects, FNR successfully participated in the last 3 calls with a total funding of 24 projects. WoodWisdomNet+ is ending in November 2017.
FNR is a very active partner in ForestValue, being responsible for Call planning, active in the call office, responsible for preparation of a workshop in cooperation with Argentina, preparing 2 newsletters per year, doing 2 statistical analyses etc.. FNR participated in the joint call of ForestValue and is currently funding the German partners in 12 of the recommended projects. The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) participates in ForestValue via FNRs funding programme “Renewable Resources”.
In October 2017 the ForestValue Research Programme launched a transnational call for proposals for research, development and innovation in the forest-based sector. The topics of the ForestValue joint call contribute to transforming the global economy from a dependence on fossil and non-renewable raw materials to a sustainable “bio-based economy”. A competitive two-stage submission process was used in this call. The 17 recommended projects (12 with FNR funding) are running from early 2018 until 2021.
FNR contact person: Carina Lemke
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773324.