FORESDA: Transnational Strategy on Improving the Framework Conditions for Forest-based Cross-sectoral Value Chains

The Transnational Strategy on improving the framework conditions for forest-based cross-sectoral value chains addresses the identified needs for further development and an increase of R&D&I activities with respect to the regional innovation systems. The Strategy is a result of the first year FORESDA project activities, which were related to the regional mapping, SWOT analysis and selection of needs regarding forest-based sectors and regional innovation environments in the project regions (Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina). This strategy contributes explicitly to foster cross-sectoral, transnational innovation activities with respect to the other project activities: set-up of pilot innovation environments, the establishment of collaborative networks and capacity building activities, addressing the needs identified in the Transnational Strategy. Taking into account the input from the regions, the PPs develop and jointly commit to this 5 years strategy. In addition, the Strategy addresses the real market need as a result of the several validation workshops that project partners organized in their regions, gathering relevant stakeholders from forest-based industries and regional innovation systems.
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Transnational Strategy Document