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International partnering meeting @ WOODISM
European collaboration for R&D and Innovation in the forest-based and wood industries

International Partnering event for Coordinators and SMEs in connection with the Innovawood General Assembly on Tuesday 30 January 2007 in Winterthur/Zürich, Switzerland:

Hotel Banana City
Schaffhauserstrasse 8
CH-8400 Winterthur
Phone +41 52 268 16 16
Fax +41 52 268 16 00
eMail info@bananacity.ch

Aim of the partnering meeting
Programme and presentations
Final Programme (pdf)
List of participants (25.1.2007)
Topics (pdf)
Practical Information for travel and stay
About the organizers of the event (coming)
Guidelines for 5 min. presentations



The aim of the international partnering meeting is to facilitate transnational collaboration between Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and R&D Institutions active in the field of forest-based and related industries and in particular the setup of FP7 project consortia. It’s a unique opportunity for project coordinators to present their project ideas and for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to present their skills, so consortia can be completed.

The event is focused on the topics of the first FP7 calls of the thematic priorities “Nanotechnologies, Materials, Processes”, “Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology”, “Energy” and “Environment”, relevant for the forest-based and related industries. These calls represent the first opportunities for Small and Medium Sized Enterpises (SMEs), Industry and Research institutions to be funded for collaboration with European partners in FP7 projects.


> To facilitate the setup of FP7 project consortia and in particular the collaboration between SMEs and R&D Institutions
> To present projects and/or skills to complete consortia.
> To offer and find technologies

You work in the forest-based sector, in the wood industries, in the wood construction or in a related sector. You’re interested in new technological developments and innovations to improve your international competitiveness.

You work in a Research organization developing technologies and processes with application potential in the sectors mentioned above.

> Attend this partnering meeting, offering you a unique opportunity to meet potential partners. And find synergies with the Innowawood annual conference organized at the same place the following day.


09:30 Registration, Coffee
10:00 Opening and Address of Welcome
Cédric Höllmüller, Euresearch, partner Woodism
Daniel Guinard, President InnovaWood
10:10 Challenges for the European Forest-Based Sector and the wood industries:
The role of the Forest-Based Technology Platform FTP
Andreas Kleinschmit von Lengefeld, CEI-Bois, Project Secretary FTP
10:30 How to face these challenges - example of synergies in Switzerland
Marc-André Gonin, Netzwerkholz, partner Woodism
10:40 The role of the European Construction Technology Platform
Peter Richner, EMPA
11:00 The importance of the Forest based sector in the bio economy and the opportunities of FP7
Timothy Hall, European Commission, DG Research
11:30 European R&D and Innovation opportunities for the Forest based sector and the wood industries
* Overview
Cédric Höllmüller, Manager Innovation Relay Center, Euresearch
* Research for the benefit of SMEs / SME Associations an FP7 scheme to develop technologies responding to market demands
Marcus Bidmon, Austrian National Contact Point Research for SMEs, FFG, partner Woodism (presentations 1, presentations 2, presentations 3)
* R&D in the FP7 Thematic Domain Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Biotechnology (FAB)
Gerhard Gass, Swiss National Contact Point FAB & SME, Euresearch
* R&D in the FP7 Thematic Domains Nanotechnologies, Materials, Production technologies (NMP) & Energy
Stefan Müller, Swiss National Contact Point NMP & Energy, Euresearch
* R&D in the FP7 Thematic Domain Environment & JRC & SSH
Julian Randall, Swiss National Contact Point Environment & Mobility, Euresearch
  Introduction to the parallel afternoon sessions
13:00 Lunch
14:15 Parallel sessions with 5 minutes presentations of projects in preparation and skills/technologies interesting for projects (technology offers / technology request marketplace)
Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and
Biotechnology & Energy & Research
for SMEs
Chair: Gerhard Gass

Nanotechnologies, Materials,
Production technologies &
Research for SMEs
Chair: Stefan Müller
Environment & Research for
Chair: Julian Randall
18 presentations of 5 minutes
Details see next pages
27 presentations of 5 minutes
Details see next pages
10 presentations of 5 minutes
Details see next pages
16:30 Networking and bilateral meetings
17:00 End of the official part