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ERANET co-fund ForestValue – Innovating forest-based bioeconomy

This call for proposals is now closed. You can view all open calls for proposals by clicking here.

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 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 before the deadline. The project has to be written on the form also available on the website.

Coordination and contact :

Isabelle Hippolyte

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