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Edition 34  I  1 AUGUST 2017  
Newsletter on Forest-based Sector Research & Innovation  

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Research infrastructure for the circular forest bioeconomy
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FTP nominated as a member of the EIP Raw Materials

Lena Ek, the Chairperson of the FTP Board, has been nominated as a member of the High-level Steering Group of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials (EIP RM). Her mandate will run until 2020.
 
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European Bioeconomy Panel reaches consensus on draft Bioeconomy Manifesto

Amendments proposed by FTP helped to untangle the last critical issues in the draft Bioeconomy Manifesto under preparation by the members of the European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel. With this break-through, a signing of the Bioeconomy Stakeholders Manifesto is within reach.
 
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FTP is hiring

FTP is seeking a highly motivated professional to join its team as Communications & Project Officer at its head office in Brussels, Belgium. 

Apply before 15 August 2017.

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Save the Date! FTP Event on 24 October, in Tallinn

Estonia is a forest-rich country that has seen the impact of research and innovation reshaping its forest- and wood-based business over the past decades. Meet the forestry experts, industry leaders and funding providers behind this transformation at the FTP seminar, Innovation in the forest-based sector: from idea to practice, on 24 October 2017, in Tallinn, Estonia. The event is hosted by FTP and its Estonian National Support Group (NSG Estonia).

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Top advisors call for increased EU investment in RTD&I

Europe must capitalise better on the knowledge it produces, and turn its innovation potential into economic growth. Research and innovation should be prioritised in EU and national budgets, with a doubling of the budget of the successor to Horizon 2020, the current EU research and innovation programme. These are among the eleven recommendations prepared by an independent high-level group of leading experts presented to the European Commission in a new vision for EU research and innovation.

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BIC launches new roadmap to develop Europe's circular bioeconomy

To help build a resource-efficient, circular and biobased economy, the Biobased Industries Consortium (BIC) has announced its new Strategic and Research Agenda (SIRA). The SIRA identifies the activities needed to speed up the development of sustainable and competitive biobased industries in Europe. The updated SIRA addresses the technological and innovation challenges facing the biobased industries, takes a ‘multi-value-chain’ approach and integrates new feedstocks.
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Join the Bioeconomy Communications Workshop

In this workshop organised under the umbrella event European Biotech Week, on 27 September 2017,  you will find out how to create compelling stories and visit the bio-apartment exhibition Bioeconomy in everyday life at the European Parliament.
 
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Forestry experts meet the Press at the European Forestry House

Belgian journalists and correspondents from various European media enquired about the latest technological innovations of the sector, the use of forest biomass for bioenergy, and how the vote of the European Parliament’s Environmental Committee on the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from Land Use, Land-Use Change (LULUCF) will unfold for the sector.
 
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DID YOU KNOW...?
That you can promote the results of your research project in the European Commission magazine?
 

The service is offered free of charge to all completed or nearly complete EU-funded projects. Articles are published in the research*eu Results Magazine, a monthly publication managed by the European Commission. Learn how you can request the service.

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