To grasp the opportunities of the environmentally focused 21st century, what we need is an innovative, nationally organised, well-funded, future-focused research and development (R&D) organisation for the forest, wood and paper products industries.

The proposed National Institute for Forest Products Innovation would focus on key areas of competitive strength and accelerate the emergence of innovative, higher-value focused sectors of the industry.

The National Institute would bring together Australia’s forest, wood and paper products R&D effort in a coordinated national structure to maximise impact in traditional areas such as tree growth and wood products, as well as cutting edge fronts such as biomaterials, biochemical and bioenergy.

 

A National Institute for Forest Products Innovation- Backing Our Natural Strengths