Bio-Economy and other environmental sciences and technologies changes rapidly. The Bio-Economy sector is driven by various factors and interdependencies such as climate change, depletion of resources and exhaustion of fossil fuels and many other ethical, economic, social and environmental considerations. The demands on forests for wood and bioenergy production will increase in the future – further depleting resources.  

Increasing demand for wood material and timber products,especially low value wood resources like sawmilling residues, is only positive if forest ecosystems are managed in an environmental friendly and sustainable way. The BioEcoN project will support such sustainable value creation in the Bio-Economy sector as it equips universities and future graduates with the required skills, methodologies and innovation.