Wood construction: Key challenges and innovation opportunities

End on 17 Jun 2022

Forestry Speed Dating Theme 2: Bio-based solutions for sustainable construction

Discover the latest innovations related to timber and hybrid construction. Find out more about sustainable building materials and techniques that allow to convert the construction sector from a carbon source to a carbon sink.

Introductory event

Key challenges and innovation opportunities for wood construction: 17 June, 10:00-11:30 (CET)

Wood construction is seen as a prominent solution to reduce and reverse climate change as it is a way to capture and store carbon emissions long-term. But wood construction also faces many challenges. During the introductory event of the second Forestry Speed Dating series, three speakers will give you an insight into these challenges and how innovation provides opportunities to overcome these challenges.


Main challenges of Slovenia's biggest timber building - InnoRenew CoE

InnoRenew CoE is an independent research institute that targets renewable materials and sustainable buildings, specifically innovative approaches to wood and its use, with the goal of transferring scientific knowledge into industrial practice. Through hands-on wood construction experience at their own facilities, InnoRenew CoE is very well-placed to outline the challenges in wood construction.

By Iztok Šušteršič. Learn more

Demountable timber buildings with the use of carpentry joints - Osoltre

Oslotre specialises in timber architecture and construction technology. The company has more than 12 years of experience in timber architecture, timber engineering, assembly and production of CLT elements. Oslotre has offices in Oslo (Norway) and Melbourne (Australia) working mainly with office buildings and multi-story residential housing projects in timber.

By Jørgen Tycho. Learn more

Sustainable wood construction value chains: Linking product innovations and regional stakeholders in the Basajaun project - InnovaWood

InnovaWood is the main European network for wood science, technology and education. With 60+ member organisations in 28 European countries, it is a large living community of professionals in research, development, innovation, and education in the forest-based sector. The overall objective is to foster innovation in the value chain and related research and education, from forestry to wood products, to furniture, interiors and design of buildings by providing a forum to the membership. InnovaWood forges partnerships for European projects and alliances with policy stakeholders in the role of a lead communication partner, with the aim to make the wood sector and its innovation ecosystem at large more visible towards the European research community and the European institutions

By Uwe Kies. Learn more


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Presentation and Q&A InnoRenew CoE, Iztok Šušteršič.


Presentation and Q&A Osoltre, Jørgen Tycho.


Presentation and Q&A InnovaWood, Uwe Kies.


Discussion – How to overcome wood construction challenges



Target audience

Companies working in wood construction, wood construction product & service providers, housing agencies, research organisations; all interested in wood construction.

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Date & Time

17 June 2022

10:00 11:30 Europe/Brussels

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