The theme of next November’s European research conference in Stockholm will be From research to business. The commercialisation of research findings must be speeded up in order to ensure that fresh business opportunities, which create competitive advantages, are not left unexploited.
Sweden’s Minister of Forestry Eskil Erlandsson and the industrialist Marcus Wallenberg are the main speakers of the conference. The programme includes four seminar totalities, which will respectively focus on innovative products, manufacturing processes, the availability of forest biomass and Sustainability and the societal perspective.
The Forest-Based Sector Technology Platform unites the European forest sector’s central actors with the aim of increasing the effectiveness of their joint research efforts. The sixth international seminar of this technology community will focus on examining topical research findings in forest-related studies as well as on building cooperation between researchers and forest industry corporations.
Read more about the conference and its programme on the event website www.FTPC2009.se.
Markku Lehtonen, Coordinator, Research and Development,
Finnish forest Industries Federation, +358 9 132 6628