Midterm Seminar 17-18 Nov 2020

Virtual event on 17-18 November 2020


The ForestValue Research Programme Midterm Seminar 2020 was originally planned to be held in Berlin but because of the challenges posed by the unprecedented global crisis the seminar was held online and was divided into two days. This public seminar brought together around 80 international participants to learn about the first year outcomes of the 17 projects selected for funding under the 1st Joint Call of the ForestValue Research Programme and to exchange information and ideas among people with a common interest: innovating the European forest-based bioeconomy.

ERA-NET Cofund ForestValue, State Research Agency AEI in Spain, Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland as event organizers and hosts would like to thank the keynote speakers of the event, Prof. Andreja Kutnar (Day 1: “Scientific and innovation excellence through interdisciplinary science”) and Prof. Tobias Stern (Day 2: “Perception of the forest-based sector, its innovations and future pathways”) for their most interesting and inspiring speeches, and you all who participated in the event and made it a success.

Hope you all enjoyed the webinar!

Seminar brochure

Includes brief introductions of the 17 trans-national projects selected for funding and the keynote speakers. pdf

Seminar programme and presentations

Seminar programme, pdf

PROGRAMME DAY 1
Tuesday, 17th of November

Welcome
Mr Mika Kallio, ForestValue coordinator (MMM, FI).

Keynote speech “Scientific and innovation excellence through interdisciplinary science” pdf
Prof. Andreja Kutnar, University of Primorska in Koper · Wood Science. Director, Research Institute InnoRenew CoE in Izola, Slovenia.

Presentations of jointly funded ForestValue projects

Session 1. Advanced forest management strategies
Chair: Prof. José Pueyo, AEI (State Research Agency, Spain)

  • MULTIFOREVER. Towards intensification of conifer production through multi-varietal forestry based on somatic embryogenesis. pdf
    Jean-François Trontin, Technological Institute FCBA, Forestry, Cellulose, Timber- construction, Furniture.
  • MultiForest. Innovative sustainable management of multifunctional forests. pdf (coming)
    Mikko Mönkkönen, University of Jyväskylä.
  • ValoFor. Innovative sustainable management of multifunctional forests. pdf
    Silvio Schueler, Austrian Research Centre for Forests, BFW (Bundesforschungs- und Ausbildungszentrum für Wald, Naturgefahren und Landschaft).
  • I-MAESTRO. Innovative forest MAnagEment STRategies for a resilient bioecOnomy under climate change and disturbances. pdf
    Patrick Vallet, National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA).
  • NOBEL. Novel business models and mechanisms for the sustainable supply of and payment for forest ecosystem services. pdf
    Harald Vacik, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna.
  • FunEnzFibres. From fundamentals to valorization: Enzymatic oxidation of cellulosic fibres and underlyig mechanisms. pdf
    Kaisa Marjamaa, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Session 2. Wood as a building material (I)
Chair: Petri Heino, Manager of National Wood Building Program, YM (Ministry of the Environment of Finland)

  • READiStrength. Resource-Efficient And Data-driven Integrated log and board Strength grading. pdf
    Olof Broman, Luleå University of Technology.
  • StrongComposite. A novel material concept for high strength cellulose composites. pdf
    Ingo Burgert, ETH Zurich.

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PROGRAMME DAY 2
Wednesday, 18th of November

Keynote speech “Perception of the forest-based sector, its innovations and future pathways” pdf 
Prof. Tobias Stern (KFU Graz · Department of System Sciences, Innovation and Sustainability Research (SIS). ‘W3B: What We Wood Believe’ Project coordinator.

Presentations of jointly funded ForestValue projects

Session 2. Wood as a building material (II)
Chair: Petri Heino, Manager of National Wood Building Program, YM (Ministry of the Environment of Finland)

  • InFutUReWood. Innovative Design For the Future – Use and Reuse of Wood (Building)
    Components. pdf
    Karin Sandberg, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
  • CLICK DESIGN. Delivering fingertip knowledge to enable service life performance specification of wood. pdf
    Ed Suttie, Building Research Establishment (BRE).
  • Hardwood_joint. Innovative joints in hardwoods. pdf
    Carmen Sandhaas, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Timber Structures and Building Construction (KIT)
  • FIRENWOOD. Improved fire resistance of engineered wood products in timber buildings. pdf
    Karolina Storesund, RISE Fire Research.
  • DynaTTB. Dynamic Response of Tall Timber Buildings under Service Load. pdf
    Marie Johansson, RISE Research Institute of Sweden.
  • InnoCrossLam. Innovative Solutions for Cross Laminated Timber Structures. pdf
    Boris Azinović, Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute (ZAG).

Session 3. Innovative harvesting techniques.
Chair: Dr. Karin Perhans, Senior Research Officer, Formas (Sweden)

  • AVATAR. Advanced Virtual Aptitude and Training Application in Real Time. Innovative industrial production and processing technologies, products, concepts and services. pdf
    Dirk Jaeger, Georg-August Universität Göttingen (UGoe).
  • SMALLWOOD. Small diameter wood utilization with innovative stand management for multifunctional forests and a growing sustainable bio-economy. pdf
    Tomas Nordfjell, Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).
  • GreenLane. Fast-tracking value and resilience for industrial wood supply. Innovative industrial production and processing technologies, products, concepts and services. pdf
    Dag Fjeld, Norwegian institute for bioeconomy research (NIBIO).