The Innovation Networks for Cork, Resins and Edibles (INCREDIBLE) H2020 project has just launched the open access Knowledge repository for Non-Wood Forest Products, which aims at disseminating innovative solutions to solve technological, social or environmental challenges for non-wood forest products (NWFP) in the Mediterranean.
The repository addresses all points in the value chains of cork, resins, aromatic & medicinal plants, wild mushrooms & truffles and wild nuts & berries. These innovations are summarised in concise factsheets under a standard structure, in English and in a local language.
The repository is constantly adding new factsheets and it is expected to reach 250 by May 2020. Within this plentiful compilation, you can find the most appropriate factsheets using the search engine, or just explore the whole collection by browsing the table of contents or roaming the map, which locates the origin of the innovations. Eager for more information? Each factsheet provides the contact details of the authors and a list of references to enhance your insight.
Contribute by sharing your innovation and win a prize!
Do have any innovative knowledge or solution that you would like to share? Are you aware of any innovation that deserves better dissemination in your own country or abroad? You can contribute by helping to write a factsheet and have the chance to be awarded a short technical or scientific visit.
How to proceed? If you are already registered in any Innovation Network (iNet), please, express your interest to collaborate to your local contact point. They will send you the instructions to submit. If you are not registered in any iNet, please register to the iNet representing your NWFP and the iNet coordinator will contact you. You will have to provide information in your own language covering the sections that appear in all factsheets, as they all share the same template.
The INCREDIBLE project guarantees your authorship of the content. All factsheets submitted in this way will automatically participate in the Knowledge contest. A jury will select six finalists: one outstanding factsheet for each NWFP, plus one of a transversal topic. Among them, the author of the best factsheet will be awarded with a short technical or scientific visit (travel expenses covered) to the INCREDIBLE project partner organisation of their choice to facilitate practical or academic on-site knowledge exchange. You have until 31 May 2019 to present your factsheet.
Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean Basin is an Innovation Network open to all those involved or interested in creating economic, social and environmental value through improved production, collection, processing, marketing of Mediterranean Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP). INCREDIBLE is coordinated by the EFI Mediterranean Facility and funded by the EU Commission H2020 framework programme for the period November 2017 to October 2020.