The National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (NFPI) promotes innovation in Australia’s forest products industry. The Australian, South Australian and Tasmanian Governments combined initial commitment of $8 million has two National Institute for Forest Products Innovation Centres to be established. The centres are based at Mount Gambier and Launceston, are to provide a major boost to the forest industries in those regions and the thousands of regional jobs they support. Source: Timberbiz
Both State Governments committed $2 million over the initial four years towards the operations of the local centres, while the Australian Government committed $4 million at the project level between the two.
Additional financial support is anticipated to be received The National Institute for Forest and Wood Products Innovation comprises two innovation centres, each playing a vital role in supporting cutting-edge research, fostering collaboration, boosting innovation, increasing profitability, maintaining jobs and growing the market.
Regional advisory committees in South Australia and Tasmania work to determine each Centre’s research priorities and projects. Committees look to support world’s best practice projects that will have a tangible impact on the forest sector.
The Launceston and Mount Gambier Centres of the National Institute for Forest Products Innovation aim to grow Australia’s forest products industry by exploring and facilitating innovation in the forest products sector in areas such as forest management, timber wood fibre recovery, value adding, advanced manufacturing and the bio-economy.
Innovation is defined as an idea that translates to a solution that industry adopts.
“Improving the returns to industry and the community from our plantation and native forest estates consistent with their sustainable management”.
The NIFPI Round 2 Centre Project Applications are now open and applications close 15 February 2019 for more information visit www.nifpi.org.au/