ERIFORE – European Research Infrastructure for Circular Forest Bioeconomy – is an infrastructure development project under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union. It builds on a firm alliance aiming to establish ann open access distributed forest bioeconomy research infrastructure across Europe, enabling scientific discoveries to be transferred to new business models, novel products and services asserting sustainable growth. The vision is that ERIFORE will realize the European potential to consolidate its place as a world leader in biomass based research and innovations.
The specific targets of ERIFORE action are:
- To enhance the awareness, utilisation and open access of the complementary research facilities between the major European RTD actors in the field of circular forest biorefinery,
- To prepare a conceptual design and plan for cooperational arrangements between the main European RTD providers with a target to establish an ESFRI project in the field of circular forest bioeconomy,
- To prepare stakeholder analysis for the development needs in the infrastructure network,
- To upgrade bioeconomy competence base by providing contact interface for facilities for education and training.