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International Activities

In many areas of the industry, the challenges in Europe are often similar.

Therefore, research and development is increasingly losing its boundaries, because jointly coordinated research across Europe offers great advantages for all.


S-WIN represents Switzerland in international projects and is involved, for example, in the industry-supported "Forest-based sector Technology Platform FTP". S-WIN links Switzerland with the EU via the National Support Group and ensures the exchange of information.


Forest-based Sector Technology Platform FTP

The FTP is the meeting place for industry, forest owners, and government agencies to discuss and build a critical mass of knowledge about the sector's shared research and innovation needs and decide on the best ways to collaborate.

Woodwisdom-Net - ForestValue


In order to coordinate and concentrate national and regional R&D activities in the forestry/wood sector, the European Union has been supporting two programs of WoodWisdom-Net ( with a total of 4 calls since 2004 within the framework of its ERA-Net programs (European Research Area Network).

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COST Action

COST is a program for European cooperation in science and technology. COST Action 1404 is a platform for the exchange and collection of experience and expertise in the field of fire safety in Europe. The aim is to promote and influence a safe use of bio-based building products.

Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 was the EU research and innovation funding program for the period 2014-2020 with a budget of almost 80 billion euros.

The program has been superseded by Horizon Europe (until 2027).

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