EffTech

Project information

Index: 1087R4
Acronym:RECOMMEND
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Location SUOMI / FINLAND MANNER-SUOMI Espoo Helsinki-Uusimaa Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2007
End: open

Topic of the practice

supporting forest industry by funding and supporting research and consortia projects to develop energy and resource-efficient production technologies to meet sustrainable goals

Good Practice Information

EffTech is a supply-side eco-innovation instrument that – over five years – seeks to develop energy and resource-efficient production technologies to meet sustainability goals for the forestry industry, by funding and supporting research and consortia projects. It thus contributes to the funding of R&D, but also to the creation of R&D Infrastructure and to network creation.
In order to receive funding, members of the cluster submit a work plan demonstrating how the goal of the work-programme will be met and what each member of the cluster will do. This is then assessed by now well-equipped they are to achieve results. carbon footprinting, Life Cycle Assessments, environmental monitoring systems are used to assess the environmental performance and resource efficiency

Evidence of success

As forestry is a monumentally important part of the Finnish economy (making up 20% of exports), it was considered vital that the sector remain globally competitive, in a period of upheaval for the forestry industry (with competition from Latin America, where resources are cheaper; a drop in paper use; and greater awareness of the threat of deforestation).

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Outi Lemettinen (Communication Manager)

Finnish Bioeconomy Cluster FIBIC Oy (previous: Forestcluster Ltd.)

outi.lemettinen@forestcluster.fi

www.fibic.fi; www.forestcluster.fi/

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