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The INCREDIBLE Open Innovation Challenge competition announces its winners!

One of the milestones that has marked our trajectory this year is the Open Innovation Challenge (OIC) competition, organised with the aim of gathering innovative business ideas that have the potential to increase the environmental, economic or social value of Mediterranean non-wood forest products (NWFP), or proposals to solve specific challenges for these products in the Mediterranean basin.

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More than 1,600 people involved in INCREDIBLE events

We are engaged in a continual process of weaving together the networks of non-wood forest products (NWFP) in the Mediterranean, meeting new actors interested in taking part in knowledge transfers and innovations across the different value chains of these forest products.

In this constant endeavour of offering our knowledge and experience, and learning from what others have to offer to us, the INCREDIBLE project has held a great number of workshops, seminars and events: all with science and practice as fundamental axes.

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The Knowledge repository for Non-Wood Forest Products is now online!

The INCREDIBLE project has just launched the open access Knowledge repository for Non-Wood Forest Products! It aims at disseminating innovative solutions to solve technological, social or environmental challenges for non-wood forest products (NWFP) in the Mediterranean. It addresses all points in the value chains of cork, resins, aromatic & medicinal plants, wild mushrooms & truffles and wild nuts & berries.

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INCREDIBLE 3rd General Assembly: Strengthening the strategy to ensure maximum impact of the project

Autumn brought a rich harvest of ideas and information as partners from the INCREDIBLE project met in Barcelona for their third General Assembly. The project, which fosters innovation in science and practice exchange via five networks for Mediterranean non-wood forest products (NWFP), is moving into its final year and, as such, the time was ripe for in-depth reflection on how to use the remaining time most effectively, for maximum impact.

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Seeking profitable alternatives for the adaptation to climate change of forest productions

With the aim of searching for economically viable and profitable alternatives for forest owners, a conference was held on 9 October focusing on the climate change scenarios that are expected and how they will affect forest production.

The meeting, which took place in the LUCIA building on the Miguel Delibes campus of the University of Valladolid (UVa), also addressed in the context of climate change what options for adaptation can have forest stands and the role that owners and managers have to play in this process.

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Non-wood forest products in Europe: seeing the forest around the trees

A major new publication paints a vivid and detailed picture on the value, role and potential of non-wood forest products (NWFP) in Europe. With important new insights, the publication presents findings on European markets and sketches out the needs for a new policy framework addressing both EU and national specifications, as well as offering multiple examples of innovation in the sector.

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Innovations for non-wood forest products: final call for applications!

If you haven’t submitted your pitch for the INCREDIBLE Open Innovation Challenge, you still have time, but hurry! The application process will close at the end of August.

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INCREDIBLE Innovation Challenge still open!

Do you have a bright idea about how to increase the environmental, economic or social value of Mediterranean non-wood forest products? The call is still open for you to enter the INCREDIBLE Open Innovation Challenge (OIC)!

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Greece releases legislation proposal on wild edible mushrooms

Wild edible mushrooms are a valuable natural resource which has gained prominent economic, gastronomic and ecotouristic importance in recent years in Greece. As a result, new / updated legislative regulation for the collection, certification and trade of Wild Edible Mushroom (WEMs) in Greece is needed.

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Coordinated response to face the effect of climate change, pests and diseases of chestnuts and pine nuts

The Sustainable Forest Management Research Institute (iuFOR) of the University Valladolid and INIA hosted last week in Palencia (Spain) an interregional workshop on ‘Wild harvested nuts and berries in time of new pests, diseases and climate change’.

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About

The INCREDIBLE project aims to show how Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) can play an important role in supporting sustainable forest management and rural development, by creating networks to share and exchange knowledge and expertise. ‘Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) promotes cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation to highlight the value and potential of NWFPs in the region.

Funding

Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) project receives funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement Nº 774632

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