The Wood Products Innovation Gateway (WPIG) was funded by ERDF
and Scottish Enterprise and delivered within The Wood Studio at
Edinburgh Napier University. The WPIG project supported
SMEs in Scotland to develop a range of new added value wood based
products, processes and construction systems with the aim
of raising the value of the forest resource in Scotland.
Supported by ERDF, Forestry Commission Scotland, Confor and Wood
for Good the project team engaged with Scottish architects,
engineers and construction industry specifiers. This was done
through several channels, including workshops, seminars,
conferences and lectures introducing new products and addressing
common topics related to timber construction.
Over the 36 months of the project, it engaged with more than 600
Scottish-based SMEs identifying ideas to be taken through
initial appraisal, full
research & development and
testing; and on to commercial
production. The project also engaged
with research networks (e.g. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships)
and to target an equivalent number of commercially viable uses for
Scottish grown timber.
Further information is available from:
Mr Alastair Stupart, FPRI Assistant Director
Tel: +44(0)131 455 2831