Forestry Speed Dating

Forestry Speed Dating

Bioregions’ Forestry Speed Dating events emerged to foster innovation in the regional forest bioeconomy. Forestry Speed Dating puts innovators in contact with potential partners and end-users, to speed up innovation and create new partnerships. Through a continuous series of speed dating workshops, and facilitation of meeting with innovators, you can find inspiration and explore new solutions towards a sustainable forest circular bioeconomy for your area.

How does it work?

The Forestry Speed Dating events follow different themes. Within each theme, the Bioregions Facility organises a number of Forestry Speed dating events with their own specific focus. During each Forestry Speed Dating event, two or three innovations are presented by their owners. These innovations can belong to companies, research projects or even government initiatives. After the presentations of the innovations, one breakout room per speaker is opened so that attendees can connect and pursue collaborations with the innovators

First Series: Digitalisation of forest management, inventory and monitoring.

During the first Forestry Speed Dating series, that ran during October 2021 - March 2022, you could discover new digital solutions to improve forest management, sustainable forest operations and efficient supply. Find out more about digital tools that support forest managers’ decision-making as well as communicating what you do to the public and engaging their input.

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Second series: Bio-based solutions for sustainable construction.

Our second Forestry Speed Dating Series that started in June 2022 and is currently still running, allows attendees to discover the latest innovations related to timber and hybrid construction. Find out more about building materials and techniques that allow to convert the construction sector from a carbon source to a carbon sink.


In collaboration with:

Would you like to see a specific innovation presented?
You can now submit your proposed innovation!
Bioregions Facility is eager to know about any existing forest bioeconomy innovations. If we think that your proposed innovation would fit well within an upcoming Forestry Speed Dating event, then we will be happy to provide this opportunity. The upcoming series is on bio-based solutions for sustainable construction, innovations related to this topic have priority.
On the other hand, it might happen that you want to tell us a problem you are facing rather than a solution or you want to suggest a thematic for a Forestry Speed Dating series or event. In that case, do not doubt to contact us by sending an email to siebe.biers @
Innovation Factsheets

Was an innovation or theme of your interest included in a past Forestry Speed Dating event but did you not attend? Do not worry! Every presented innovation is featured in a factsheet with the collaboration opportunities highlighted. Do you think you could be the potential partner the speaker was looking for? Then contact the innovator through the contact information included in the factsheets.

Second series: Bio-based solutions for sustainable construction.

Thermo Mechanical Timber Modification

Avant Wood provides innovative Thermo Mechanical Timber Modification solutions (TMTM™) and associated process control software and hardware technology. With Avantwood´s modification units, small-diameter timber can be used commercially in high value added engineered wood products



A recent product from Garnica is G-brick, an insulating structural panel with high mechanical performance recommended for the construction system in passive or high-performance energy-efficient projects.

First series: Digitalisation of forest management, inventory and monitoring.


EnviNavigator develops forest services based on satellite monitoring, combined with other data sets relating to forestlands, that uses self-learning artificial intelligence to provide up-to-date information on the current state of forests, their risks, and their changes.



MOTI is a free application, specifically designed for forest inventory. MOTI allows forestry professionals to capture the key dendrometric variables as a single measurement combined in a sample plot, or at the level of a stand inventory with automatic calculation of the error range of the estimations.


My Sustainable Forest

My Sustainable Forest integrates earth observation into daily decision-making processes and operations. Its diverse portfolio is grouped in six forest management services with more than twenty specific products.



The forest soil disturbance monitoring protocol (LURSOIL app) describes how to monitor forest sites after management activities for physical attributes that could influence site resilience and long-term sustainability.


SOCiT app

The SOCiT app is capable of providing an estimate of soil organic matter content using positional information and a photograph of the topsoil. While not as accurate as laboratory analysis, it can give a useful indication of soil OM content for land managers.

Our ecosystem of collaborators

Guest innovators

Bioregions partners

Member regions