The ForestValue Research Programme is launching a transnational call for proposals for research, development and innovation in the forest-based sector. The indicative total available budget amounts to 25 million € (national public funding including EU top-up funding of 5 million €). The total call volume with industrial co-funding is estimated to be over 30 million €.
The topics of the planned ForestValue joint call will contribute to transforming the global economy from a dependence on fossil and non-renewable raw materials to a sustainable “bio-based economy”.
In this call a competitive two-stage submission process is used. Deadline for submitting pre-proposals is January 23rd 2018 13:00 CET. On 15.11.2017 a networking webinar will be organised to give researchers the chance to interlink with each other and enlarge consortia. Projects are expected to start late 2018/early 2019.
The topic for this ERA-NET Co-fund on innovative forest-based bioeconomy has been prepared in collaboration with three forest-based ERA-NETs to complement the WoodWisdom-Net Research Programme and the targets of the SUMFOREST and FORESTERRA ERA-NETs with a strategic thematic area of high European relevance.
Call text and related annexes
Download the ForestValue call text here (version 171017v3 as of 17 Oct 2017). NB! Minor updates (layout, a few small additions to national annexes)
The call text includes all details among other things of the scope, rules for participation, eligibility, application & assessment, and funding with annexes of evaluation criteria, summary of funding options per participating funding organization, national contacts, and specific national rules.
The topics of the planned ForestValue joint call will contribute to transforming the global economy from a dependence on fossil and non-renewable raw materials to a sustainable “bio-based economy”. The co-funded joint transnational call will address the whole forest-based value chain in two areas:
- Innovative sustainable management of multifunctional forests
- Innovative industrial production and processing technologies, products, concepts and services
For focal areas for each of the themes, please see the call text.
As these topics are crosscutting, the call will also aim to encourage and make best use of interdisciplinary systems approaches, and improve the impact and integration of social research and economics in this sector.
ForestValue submission website will be available soon. Meanwhile, you can download a copy of the pre-proposal form here (Word document).
The submission of pre-proposals will be closed 23 January 2018 at 13:00 CET.
Call opening – 17 October 2017
Pre-proposal deadline – 23 January 2018; 13:00 CET
Invitations to submit full proposal – May 2018
Full proposal deadline: 14 August 2018; 13:00 CEST
Funding recommendations announced – October 2017
Start of projects December 2018-January 2019
The administration of the call is led by the ForestValue Call Office on behalf of all participating funding partners. General enquiries about this call should be addressed to the call office:
Carina Lemke, Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR),
Martin Greimel, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW),
Mika Kallio, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MMM),
For national contacts, please see Annex III in the call text.