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
Themes

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.

In collaboration with:

Second series: Bio-based solutions for sustainable construction.

Our second Forestry Speed Dating Series will take place June - December 2022 and will allow 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 @ efi.int.
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.



iWald

iWald is an application that supports forest owners’ decisions with regards to forest management. The app allows forest owners to compare silvicultural treatments and simulate growth processes of their forest on the smartphone or tablet to make technically well-founded options for sustainable management of their forests.

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Photo: Virtual forest 2.0


Virtual Forest 2.0

Virtual Forest 2.0 enables efficient 3D visualisation of forest stands based on accurate data and forest management options. The user can see the impact of forest management interventions in the virtual forest before applying it in real life.

Factsheet
Photo: LasInfo


LasInfo

LasInfo is a full-scale management support system for managers of forests and natural resources in various organisational and legal contexts. It is a comprehensive solution which includes a centralised data management module, geographic information system, desktop and mobile device applications, support for all forest management processes and integration of information flow throughout the organisation in various settings.

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