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


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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 - Steelcase opened Learning+Innovation Center (LINC) in Munich
    - 21-12-2017

    The worldwide known US producer of the office furniture, company Steelcase, opened in November its second Learning+Innovation Center (LINC). The first LINC was opened as a part of the company's headquarters, in Grand Rapids/Michigan, and this one...

  • FORESDA - British Columbia is investing $7.7 million to promote the use of wood
    - 21-12-2017

    The Government of British Columbia is investing $7.7 million to promote the use of B.C. wood, advance wood building systems and products, and expand global markets. Premier Christy Clark made the announcement in her keynote speech already in...

  • FORESDA - Transformation Of Wood Ash Waste Into Construction Materials
    - 21-12-2017

    The ongoing project TAREC2 , which deals with the transformation of wood ash waste into construction materials, is already showing interesting results. Woody and agricultural biomass are among the highest biomass potentials for energy production...

  • FORESDA - EU Revision Of Forest Strategy
    - 21-12-2017

    The EU Forest Strategy, published in September 2013, provides a coherent framework for better response to the new challenges facing forests and the forestry sector. The Strategy was a welcomed step forward to recognize the multifunctional role of...

  • FORESDA - Building with Wood Conference
    - 21-12-2017

    Multiple issues related to wood Construction were debated at the European Economic and Social Committee during the conference Building with Wood that took place on the 21 of November 2017. The conference was co-organized by CEI-Bois (European...

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Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)