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How can we get to an industry structure that will be profitable for individual companies and benefit all Canadians while maintaining our strong commitment to social and environmental sustainability. To this end we propose to look at drivers that are shaping the forests and the forest industry today and over the next 15 years to 2030. See detailed invitation.
If you plan to attend, please contact Barbara Mckenzie to confirm your presence and to receive instructions to join the web meeting.
The 3rd VCO Summer School will be held on May 17, 2013, at FPInnovations in Pointe-Claire (Mtl),QC, under the theme "Competitiveness through Demand-Driven Value Chain". This year, we welcome three keynote speakers, a scientific poster competition (4 awards) will be held and a number of working groups will be launched.
In addition, the 1st FIBRE Conference will be held from May 13 to 16, 2013, at NAV Centre, Cornwall, ON. This will be an unique event; more than 400 people are expected; researchers from more than 27 universities will be there as well as industry, government and FPInnovations employees.
For more information, or for registration to one or both of these activites please consult the web page.
Click here to find the recording of the webinar of April 2013:
Metrics for evaluating the biorefinery supply chain performance
Presented by Paul Stuart (Professor, École Polytechnique de Montréal) and
Behrang Mansoornejad (Postdoctoral fellow student, École Polytechnique de Montréal)
The program and the presentations (PDF format) of the second VCO Workshop on Forest Biomass are now available.
The VCO Network aims to be inclusive with the whole research community in the field of VCO applied to forest bioeconomy networks. A Grant Program for Associate Students is now open for submissions. This grant aims to support students not funded by the VCO Network to take part in the VCO Network’s activities, mainly the Summer School, workshops and FIBRE activities.
For a complete description and application form, see the Call for Associate Students.
The NSERC Strategic Research Network on Value Chain Optimization (VCO) is looking for candidate to work on this Research Project :
The program Call for transfer projects is now open for submission. Transfer projects are essential activities for VCO network's mission to transform the Canadian forest industry and increase its competitiveness.
This grant program is intended to provide additional funding to support the transfer of research results to industrial partners, governments or FPInnovations. All projects within or relevant to the VCO Network are welcome and eligible for funding.
For complete description, see the Call for transfer project.
Among the initiatives of the VCO Network to enhance the communication and transfer of its research results, we are soliciting speakers for the webinars during the fall semester (September to December).
For complete description, please consult the Call for Speakers (Webinars). If you need more information or wish to indicate your interest in this regard, please contact the VCO Network Liaison Manager Jean-François Audy.