The last two years have been a blast for the ROSEWOOD network. The four Hubs for Regional Wood Mobilisation have grown from small saplings to branchy nodes - to ex-press it in the lingo of the sector. They now connect different streams of the wood value chain inside and outside of their region. And to further push for sustainable wood mobiliza-tion, the Hubs drafted roadmaps with recommendations for inter-regional knowledge transfer. If you have not read them yet, make sure to do it now!
Last month, the Hub Managers presented the results of their work at the ROSEWOOD Final Conference and Forestry Innovation Workshop 2020! There was great and lively debate. For instance, Alvaro Picardo took a strong stance for more public funding to be spent on forest management, presenting the findings of the ROSEWOOD analysis on public resources in agriculture and forestry. Have a look at his presentation here. You can also read about the main messages of his talk, along with further ROSEWOOD policy recommendations on pages 2 and 3.
Another highlight were the pitches of the innovation projects supported by the ROSEWOOD Hubs. A few months back the Hubs organized so-called ‘Business Idea Creation’ workshops, at which different stakeholders brainstormed together ‘the next big thing’ in wood and forestry. Check out the ‘winning’ ideas whose owners pitched at the conference on pages 4 and 5.
Yes, ROSEWOOD concludes, but the story of the network does not end here. We continue our work in the framework of ROSEWOOD4.0. The project is also funded by H2020 with the clear goal to support the digital transformation of the sector. You will find a short synopsis of what’s planned in R4.0 and how you can participate on page 6.
So, we say goodbye, for now, wishing you a terrific last read of the newsletter and hope to see you again in ROSEWOOD4.0.
The ROSEWOOD Network team