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ERANET co-fund ForestValue – Innovating forest-based bioeconomy

The primary purpose of the planned ForestValue joint call is to contribute to transforming the global economy from a dependence on fossil and non-renewable raw materials to a sustainable “bio-based economy”.

The call contributes to the overall objectives of ERA-NETs - including the mobility of researchers and practitioners between the countries and intensify researcher training, thereby increasing the quality of European research & innovation actions and their implementation in the market.

The overarching aim of the call is to support projects that will address the development and/or proof of concepts on novel strategies, methods, processes or products designed to support the forestry and forest-based industries including their respective partners, resellers, consumers and end-users in remaining competitive and efficient providers of sustainable bio-products and services. Currently underutilised potential in the forest-based sector shall be used to develop novel ideas and create new markets.

The co-funded joint transnational call will address the whole forest-based value chain in two areas:

  • A. Innovative sustainable management of multifunctional forests including:
  • B. Innovative industrial production and processing technologies, products, concepts and services

Eligible thema are detailed in the call text annex IV available on http://www.forestvalue.org and in the french guide for submission available  on the ANR website

The indicative total available budget amounts to 25 million € (national public funding including EU top-up funding of 5 million €). The countries participating to this call are : Argentina, Austria, Czech Republic, Egypt, France , Finland, Germany , Ireland, Jordan, Latvia , Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom ,

General information

The project must be submitted by the coordinating partner in electronic form on the website accessible through http://www.forestvalue.org before the deadline. The project has to be written on the form also available on the website.

Coordination and contact :

Isabelle Hippolyte

i.hippolyte@nullagencerecherche.fr

Release date of the call: Friday 20 October 2017

Deadline for submission of pre-proposals: Tuesday 23 January 2018 13:00

Deadline for submission of proposals: Tuesday 14 August 2018 13:00