Internal Workshop in Bordeaux 27.-28.6.2016

ERIFORE’s internal project meeting was held in sunny Bordeaux on 27th and 28th of June, 2016.  One of the Workshop objectives was to present and validate outputs from the second phase of mapping the research infrastructure available among the main European players in the field of Forest based Bioeconomy. Deliverable reports were to be fine-tuned during the meeting.

Project partners were furthermore introduced to STEEP analysis as a methodological approach to evaluate various external factors impacting operational environment of circular forest bioeconomy. Brainstorming sessions were organized to discuss drivers and trends for future R&D needs. The outcomes of the process will be published as reports on ERIFORE’s webpage this autumn.

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Brainstorming sessions in hand

Analysis of existing capability needs, their importance and relevance were shortly discussed in respect of foreseen drivers and trends. These will be considered as a starting point for the work on scenario-analysis. Moreover the participants puzzled over brainstorming ideas for future value-chains and products. The work will continue in the upcoming internal and public workshops.

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Workshop participants wish to thank our French hosts for their hospitality, excellent meeting arrangements and grand tours at FCBA Wood Centre and at INRA Forest Research Centre.


Photos: Ville Nikkanen & Minna Malin

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654371