NordGen Forest Conference 2017 - Innovation and forest regeneration

Time Programme
Tuesday, September 19th
08.45 - 09.20 Coffee and registration
09.20 - 09.30 Welcome
09.30 - 10.10 Innovation and development

Helle Alsted Søndergaard (Department of Business Administration, Aarhus University).

She will talk about innovation as term and in practice. How to achieve development and how to promote innovation and entrepreneurship.

10.10 - 10.50 Value-creating forest cultures

Esben Møller Madsen.

As a forest manager in Skåne, Sweden he has been particularly focused on creating forest cultures that are relevant from an investment perspective, both focused on innovation and cost reduction.

10.50 - 11.10 Coffee
11.10 - 11.50 Targeted niche production

Hans Christian Graversgaard (The Danish Forest Owner Cooperatives (Skovdyrkerne)).

The Forest Owner Cooperatives have introduced the concept "Forced cultivation of quality hardwood", which is an alternative to bulk production and offers opportunities for increased earnings through high value production and a renewal of choice of species. An introduction to the concept is given along with experiences about marketing new ideas and exploiting the possibilities of small forests.


11.50 - 12.30 Remote sensing

Torben Riis-Nielsen (University of Copenhagen, IGN)

Rational decisions in forestry are based on knowledge about the forest's stucture and products. A new forest resource map based on nationwide laser scanning provides new opportunities for rationalizing forestry's operational planning as well as support sustainable management.


12.30 - 13.20 Lunch
13.20 - 14.00 Improved plant material

Erik Dahl Kjær (University of Copenhagen, IGN)

The seed-source selection has decisive and forward-looking importance to the forests. Recent research and development results are used to illustrate potential and realities of choice of species and breeding in a forestry, which is challenged by new climate, new casualties and new wishes from society.

14.00 - 14.40 Bioproduction

Claus Felby (University of Copenhagen, IGN)

He gives an introduction to recent progress in Danish research on utilization of biomass and perspectives on opportunities in the future.

14.40 - 15.00 Coffee
15.00 - 15.40 Innovative wood products

Erik Larnøy (NIBIO, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy research)

A Nordic perspective on new wood products and potential use of wood, which will affect the value creation in forests.

15.40 - 16.20 New Nordic Food

Lise Lykke Steffensen (Nordic Genetic Resource Centre - NordGen)

The new Nordic kitchen is an example of how tradition, creativity and innovation have managed to create world-class results.

19.00 Conference dinner at Scandic Silkeborg

Wednesday, September 20th
08.15 - 15.00 HedeDanmark is host of the excursion

Departure by bus at 08.15 am and return at 15.00 pm.

Excursion program