FORESDA Forest-based cross-sectoral value chains fostering innovation and competitiveness in the Danube region

Project Summary

Supporting the transformation, strengthen the competitiveness of traditional forest-based industries

This is one of the main objectives of the FORESDA – ‘Forest-based cross sectoral value chains fostering innovation and competitiveness in the Danube Region’ project which started officially on the 1st of January 2017 and lasts 30 months. 

Forest-based industries have the potential to become the engine for sustainable and competitive bio economy in the Danube Region, but, unfortunately they suffer from significant disparities, low level of internationalization, lack of cooperation, weak innovation culture, etc. Therefore, FORESDA was built-up in order to support the transformation of traditional forest-based industries.


Through its activities, FORESDA will transform the traditional forest-based areas into innovative, modern areas, develop innovation-friendly ecosystems aiming to improve or reconfigure the existing value chains; improve innovation culture in SME’s,  and  also strengthen collaboration in the quadruple helix and implement new ways of collaboration in the Danube area. Its objectives will strongly support knowledge transfer, collaboration and innovation towards a more resource and energy efficient and environmentally sustainable Danube region.

Read more about Outputs and results HERE.


Forest-based cross-sectoral value chains fostering innovation and competitiveness in the Danube region
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2128319,38
ERDF Contribution: 1506935,36
IPA Contribution: 302136,06
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Improve framework conditions for innovation

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
CyberForum e.V. Lead partner Germany
Regional Economic Development Agency of Northern Black Forest ERDF partner Germany
inno AG ERDF partner Germany
Wood Industry Cluster ERDF partner Slovenia
Slovenian Forestry Institute ERDF partner Slovenia
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Project News

  • FORESDA - Check the Reasons for Joining the Forest-based Industries
    - 17-07-2018

    #MakeTheDifference! Forests play a key role in mitigating the consequences of climate change and directly affect the reduction of greenhouse gases. Furthermore, the available life cycle assessment (LCA) studies consistently show that wood...

  • FORESDA - FORESDA Project Meeting to be Held in Ljubljana Next Week
    - 13-06-2018

    On June 21st-22nd a project meeting of FORESDA consortium will be organized in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The first day is reserved for project topics and reporting among partners about the current status of activities within the project. The first day...

  • FORESDA - 31st Bled e-Conference, Bled (Slovenia) / June 17th-20th 2018
    - 11-06-2018

    Bled eConference has been shaping electronic interactions since 1988. It attracts speakers and delegates from business, government, information technology providers and universities and is the major venue for researchers working in all aspects...

  • FORESDA - Modern Education Programmes for (Un)employed in Zenica
    - 11-06-2018

    Zenica Development Agency (ZEDA) as one of the partners in the FORESDA project, within the Pilot Project, organized the SolidWorks course from March 12th to April 19th, 2018 in the IT development center – Impulse Creative Center – who operates...

  • FORESDA - How to Increase Social Acceptance of Bioenergy Policies
    - 11-06-2018

    On the beginning of March 2018 the international thematic workshop “How to increase social acceptance of bioenergy policies” was organized by the Regional Development Agency Centru (Associated Strategic Partner of the FORESDA consortium) in...

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