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1 The Forest-based Sector s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda Trees4Future, Nancy Tuesday 24 September 2013 Johan Elvnert, Manager of the Forest-based Sector ETP

2 Extract from EUROPEAN COMMISSION communication, 21 February 2013 European Technology Platforms 2020 Draft STRATEGY, European Technology Platforms are industry*-led stakeholder forums which elaborate strategic research and innovation agendas (SRAs) for action at EU and national level to be supported by both private and public funding. European Technology Platforms will be key players in the European innovation ecosystem, helping to turn Europe into an Innovation Union. This will require ETPs to identify the pathway to commercial deployment of research, provide strategic insights into market opportunities, and network with actors across the EU. The Commission's proposal for Horizon 2020 specifies the channels of external input for its annual Calls: next to taking into account the input from advisory groups, forward looking activities, public consultations and interactive research and innovation processes, the Commission undertakes to take full account of relevant aspects of the research and innovation agendas established by European Technology Platforms * (forest owners included)

3 Public perception of the forest-based sector? 3

4 The forest-based sector

5 Future product? Wood-based batteries (SvD 24 Sept 2012) 5

6 Collaboration, research and Innovation needed to create a better future Other sectors and scientific domains National Funding Agencies Customers and technology providers EU research funding Forest researchers Forest owners Forest industry

7 - Here is a challenge! EU and national research funding

8 FTP mission Implementation of the European Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRA) for the benefit of the forest based sector s actors Create opportunities for cooperative research and innovation on a European level Set ambitious targets for research & innovation Mobilise a critical mass of research & innovation

9 Renewed Vision 2030 Vision Statement 10 Vision Targets for 2030

10 Example: Vision Target 8 Wood-based construction in Europe has tripled its market share, from the 2010 level, reaching a turnover of 200 billion, whilst the overall added value of the woodworking industries has doubled. Increased value will come from new products and services, as well as more widespread use of energy-saving modular housing structures and functional furniture. 10

11 Benefits for society? 60% reduction of CO 2 emissions if the European Parliament in Brussels had been built out of wood Estimation courtesy of: Matti Kuittinen, Architect and Research Manager, Aalto University Total floor area of the project m 2 Number of buildings 5 Number of floors above ground 18 Number of floors below ground 5 Above ground floor area m 2 Below ground floor area m 2 10/3/2013

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13 Example from SRA Annex: Strategic Research & Innovation Area 3.2 Explains: Why R&D&I is needed Where are we in 2012 Where we hope to be in 2020 What we need to do to get there

14 New SRA Main document structure follows Horizon2020 Revised FTP SRA

15 The Main SRA link Horizon2020 to the SRA Annex

16 Annual FTP topic priority process; work-flow 1. Collecting suggestion of priorities from NSGs and other relevant stakeholders 2. GAP analysis (FTP) 3. Discussion with EC representatives 4. FTP Value-chain workshops to elaborate prioritized topics 5. FTP Advisory Committee meeting Step 1 Collecting innovative ideas and priorities from FTP Stakeholders (Deadline 1 May) Step 2 GAP analysis considering: alignment with FTP SRA and Vision, overlap with previously funded topics, synergies with other sectors, overlaps with agendas of PPPs and national funding schemes (2-3 May) Step 3 Discussion with EC representatives on priorities of the forest-based sector and pre-selection (April-May) Step 4 Open value-chain workshops organised by EFI, EFPRO and InnovaWood will offer an opportunity to discuss and elaborate on topic priorities (Brussels, preliminary dates May). Step 5 FTP Advisory Committee meeting provide additional opportunity to discuss topic priorities (Brussels, 24 June) Step 6 FTP High-Level Group give final approval Step 7 Official communication to member states and EC 6. FTP High-Level Group approval 7. Official FTP input to EC and MS

17 Save the date: Joint FTP-COST partnering event A joint brokerage event offer the opportunity, for those interested, in learn more about the first Workprogramme of Horizon2020 and to team up for proposals. Location: Munich Airport (MUNICON Centre) Date: Tuesday 15 November. Further details will be published on the FTP website.

18 FTP impact on EU-funding for forestry-related research The last five years, forestry-related research received 175 M from EU EU research funding to our sector has increased with 100% (in relative terms) since FTP was established Examples of EU-funded research projects CCTAME: Climate change - terrestrial adaption and mitigation in Europe REPHRAME: Development of improved methods for detection, control and eradication of pine wood nematode in support of EU Plant Health policy HUNT: Hunting for sustainability PALMS: Palm harvest impacts in tropical forests

19 FTP governance 22 National Support Groups

20 Example: the Finnish NSG NSG Finland First row: Katja Salmenkivi, Pöyry ; Christine Hagström-Näsi, FIBIC ; Saija Korpijaakko FFIF. Second row: Niklas von Weymarn, Metsä Fibre ; Vesa Pölhö, Stora Enso ; Jussi Manninen, VTT ; Pekka Hurskainen, UPM ; Antti Haapala University of Oulu ; Erno Järvinen, MTK 20

21 Extended FTP network High-Level Group 4 European Confederations Owners: CEPI, CEI-Bois, CEPF, EUSTAFOR 3 Research Umbrella Organisations FTP Office Supporting Companies EFI EFPRO Innova- Wood Advisory Committee: National Support Groups (NSGs) 22 National Support Groups NSG NSG NSG NSG 21

22 Human civilisation The global challenge Photosynthesis Energy consumption 25 TW Energy capture 130 TW

23 Thank you for your attention! For more information please visit:

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