ROSEWOOD4.0 in the spotlight: dissemination and networking session with EU-level associations

Last 10th of November, the ROSEWOOD4.0 consortium organised a virtual dissemination and networking session with the main European associations and entities working in the forestry field, among them: EIP-AGRI, the Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) and the European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR). The two-hour virtual session provided an overview of the project and the milestones achieved over the last year and a half.

The session was led by the project coordinator Anthony Salingre (Steinbeis Europe – SIG), who gave an introductory presentation of the ROSEWOOD4.0 initiative, its objectives, the expected results and explained in more detail the knowledge exchange and cooperation spirit of the ROSEWOOD4.0 community, an essential pillar of the project where five regional hubs from all over Europe are represented.

Likewise, the second section was presented by Uwe Kies (InnovaWood), who focused on presenting to the audience some of the main outputs of the project, focusing particularly on the collection of best practices and digital innovations of forestry from across Europe. Alongside these activities, the ROSEWOOD4.0 Knowledge Platform for forest regional innovation was also presented: an online repository that includes more than 260 factsheets based on the database of best practices and innovative forestry solutions.

The last part of the session was led by Marie-Charlotte Hoffmann (State Enterprise for Forestry and Timber North Rhine-Westphalia – FBZ) who addressed the outputs of the project more related to the training and education materials produced by ROSEWOOD4.0 in the field of digitisation for the forestry sector. During the presentation, the ROSEWOOD4.0 Training Programme was presented in detail and participants were encouraged to support its dissemination among networks of interested forest stakeholders.

As a result of this general overview of ROSEWOOD4.0 and its key outcomes, an interesting networking session with leading European associations and organisations working in the field of forestry was facilitated, which provided ideas to improve and enhance the project’s results. In addition, during this discussion, we explored ways to collaborate together and establish long-lasting partnerships to ensure the long-term sustainability of the main assets generated by ROSEWOOD4.0.

The ROSEWOOD4.0 team is convinced that this is the beginning of a very long-lasting collaboration and we are pleased with the positive feedback on what has been developed within the project!