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Innovating forest-based bioeconomy

The ERA-NET Co-fund on innovative forest-based bioeconomy - ForestValue was active between 01.10.2017 and 31.03.2023. The funding initiative was comprised of 29 funding organisations from 19 countries and received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. ForestValue was a collaboration of the three forest-based ERA-NETs WoodWisdom-Net Research Programme, SUMFOREST and FORESTERRA.

FNR was a very active partner in ForestValue, being responsible for planning of both joint calls, 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 both joint calls of ForestValue and funded German partners in 12 of the 17 projects of the cofunded call 2017 and 4 of the 8 supported projects of the Joint Call 2021.The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) participated in ForestValue via the funding programme “Renewable Resources” managed by FNR.

ForestValue Joint Call 2017: Launched in October 2017 and cofunded by the European Union, the transnational call for proposals contributed to transforming the global economy from a dependence on fossil and non-renewable raw materials to a sustainable “bio-based economy”. 17 recommended projects (12 with FNR funding) ran from early 2018 until 2022.

ForestValue Joint Call 2021: In 2021 the second joint transnational call for European research projects was joined by 15 funders from 10 countries. The overarching aim was to support projects that produce knowledge to promote the best possible use of forests and forest resources for the benefit of society on its way to a climate-neutral circular economy and sustainable society. The supported 8 projects started their work in 2022.

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ForestValue has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773324.




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