FORESDA Forest-based Cross-sectoral Value Chains Fostering Innovation and Competitiveness in the Danube Region

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You probably mean: OK, another project that is no doubt good, but to read about... ooooh, soooo booooooring. 

Therefore, here is what FORESDA is about in one simple sentence: FORESDA wants to show that it is possible to transform the forest-based industries (FBI) into attractive and sustainable industry sectors.

And how is this possible?
By developing innovative products and services that come as a result of the cooperation with another economy sectors, such as agriculture, construction, pharmaceutics, etc. This is the so-called cross-sectoral approach.

What is needed to achieve this goal?
FBIs need support for improving the innovation culture of their SMEs and this also means to strengthen collaboration among companies, faculties, and universities, research institutions, clusters etc. All those organizations and individuals who are dealing with innovations in one concrete region are part of the so-called regional innovation system.

Why are we actually doing this?
Forests are one of the greatest treasure of the mankind. By finding ways on how to use this resource more efficiently, we contribute to the meeting of "the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs", as famously phrased by the Brundtland Commission in 1987. This is the so-called sustainable development.

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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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Transnational Strategy on Cross-sectoral Level 02-10-2018 13:06:32
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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 - Connecting the Companies and Students in the Cascading Use of Wood in Romania
    - 05-10-2018

    (Picture shows participants of the meeting organized in June 2018 at the Holzindustrie Schweighofer in Reci, Romania) Regarding the utilization of cascading concept in wood processes, the PRO WOOD Cluster from Romania continues with the...

  • FORESDA - Furniture Production is the Most Innovative Subsector
    - 03-10-2018

    Innovation is the key to maintain the competitiveness and sustainable development - This is one of the main conclusions of the consortium meeting of the FORESDA project, which was organized in the last week of September in the picturesque German...

  • FORESDA - Project Meeting Bad Wildbad: Learning from the Best
    - 19-09-2018

    (Photo shows the famous observation tower in Bad Wildbad (where the meeting takes place), made of wood and steel construction. Source: The seventh project meeting of FORESDA project will take place next...

  • FORESDA - FORESDA participates on the DTP Photo Competition
    - 15-08-2018

    The projects approved by the Danube Transnational Programme (DTP) plan to achieve valuable results to improve integration and competitiveness in an area, which is as complex as it is diverse.  As the quote says “A picture is worth a thousand...

  • 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...

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