Special Week FS 2017

Students of  Bern University of Applied Sciences UniversitiesHandbook (Bern, Switzerland) and  a team of Ukrainian students studied the local and global trends, doing analysis, developed a business plan and presented their ideas





 RERAM - Bridging Gaps between R2I in Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials Forschung und Innovation für Ressourceneffizienz in der Holzindustrie  (www.reram.eu)

 Map of RERAM participants and partner regions

 Project Summary – Key facts
RERAM is an international cooperation project funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission in the field of climate protection, resource efficiency and raw materials. It is one of the few FP7-INCO projects addressing the forestry and woodworking sector. The main objective is to reinforce cooperation and coordination of research and technological innovation between the EU and countries of the European Neighbourhood Policy programme, and here especially in Eastern Europe.

Consortium: 11 partners in 9 countries
EU: Germany, Belgium, Austria, Poland; ENP countries: Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan
Project duration: 01/06/2014 – 31/05/2016 (2 years)
Total budget: 1.3 million EUR, EC contribution 990,250 EUR

RERAM is coordinated by the International Institute of Forestry and Wood Industries NRW e.V. (IIWH) at the University of Münster, an established German competence centre in the fields of forest ecology, forestry and wood industries as well as international cooperation.

Forest Clusters

Forest Clusters Development and Implementation Measures of a 6-Region Strategie Joint Action Plan for Knowledge-based Regional lnnovation The European forest-based sector plays an important role in a sustainable society. Shaping the future markets by strategie integration of research and technological development, therefore, is a prime European objective. The European Commission expects substantial effects for the forest-based sector by cross-linking regional clusters.

IN2WOOD joins 13 partners from 6 European regions in an open process. Additional "mentoring partners" will be integrated into the IN2WOOD work process.