Research priorities

Several research networks, hubs, partnerships, etc. relevant to the forest bioeconomy in Europe, publish Research (& Innovation) Agendas.

These strategic documents translate the forest bioeconomy networks' Vision into research priorities and actions. Companies and organisations that do not form part of those networks can also use these Research Agendas to prioritise their research actions and therefore contribute to the transformation of the industries and sectors towards a flourising and sustainable bioeconomy in Europe.

A selection of Research Agendas is portrayed on this page.

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Bio-based Industries Consortium - Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) published their Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA) to translate the industry’s Vision into a set of actions designed to deliver tangible and increasingly ambitious results first by 2020 and then by 2030.

The SIRA, sets out the main technological and innovation challenges to developing sustainable and competitive bio-based industries in Europe. It reflects the industry’s Vision of a competitive, innovative and sustainable Europe leading the transition towards a circular bioeconomy which decouples economic growth from resource depletion and environmental impact.

Forest-based Sector Technology Platform - Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 2030

The Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP) introduced their Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 2030 (SIRA 2030) as a roadmap towards the transformation of the forest-based sector by 2030.

With a mission to achieve the 10 FTP Vision Targets by 2040, the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda of the European forest-based sector for 2030 (SIRA 2030) identifies for each vision target the challenges that require significant efforts in research and innovation. Accordingly, close to 50 challenges have been identified. For each challenge, SIRA 2030 identifies important examples of research and innovation activities needed to tackle the challenge.