ERIFORE as an INFRADEV-1 project is entering its final stage. Key findings of the project were presented to European policymakers and interested stakeholders during ERIFORE’s final workshop, which was organised as a high-level lunch debate on “Future research infrastructure for European leadership in circular forest bioeconomy”. The event took place in Brussels on November 29, 2017. Mika Härkönen’s presentation can be downloaded here.
The vision and mission statements as well as plans for continuation from the design study onwards were announced during the lunch debate.
Work continues after ERIFORE project with the target to file an application for the next update of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) roadmap. ERIFORE-ESFRI aims to form a well-functioning consortium combining groundbreaking science, applied research and piloting infrastructures. The envisaged distributed research infrastructure will be open for the scientific community, research organisations, small and medium sized enterprises, and industry. It will be committed to provide scientific excellence, new knowledge and up-to-date facilities with user services for the efficient execution of top-level research, ensuring access to interested researchers thus creating a substantial added value with respect to national facilities. It will also provide a strong platform for co-operative projects, high-level research services and networking activities to stimulate the interdisciplinary collaborations.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654371