Product Innovation

The European paper industry is a highly innovative sector. Its strategic vision of reconciling sustainability and competitiveness, the inherent properties of its raw materials, and the transformation the sector is going through are already delivering new products, new technologies, new bio-values, and business opportunities. In 2011, Cepi launched the 2050 Roadmap to a low-carbon bioeconomy, as the very first European manufacturing industry sector to react to the European Commission’s roadmap towards a low-carbon economy with its own sector roadmap. The Two Team Project, which ran in 2013, seeked to find the most innovative breakthrough technologies of the industry with two teams competing against each other. Eight breakthrough technologies made it to the publication. In 2015, Cepi collected more than 40 of the industry’s most innovative products in another publication, “The Age of Fibre”, showcasing once again the versatility and innovation in the industry. Cepi is also a founding member of the European Bioeconomy Alliance.

From November 2012 onwards, it was decided to give more visibility to research and innovation in the paper sector, but also to focus on the role that young researchers play today and are expected to play tomorrow in building the future of the sector. Since then, Cepi organises the European Blue Sky Awards where every year three researchers from all over Europe are distinguished for their work. The goal is to stimulate competition between students and young researchers carrying out projects in a wide range of activities relevant to forest-based science, products using forest-based raw materials, process improvements or other innovations throughout the value chain. 

Activities

Cepi welcomes game-changing ideas to support the sustainability commitment of our industry

Cepi welcomes game-changing ideas to support the sustainability commitment of our industry

Blue Sky Young Researchers & Innovation Award Europe 2019: Call for applications!

Blue Sky Young Researchers & Innovation Award Europe 2019: Call for applications!

European paper industry calls for a reviewed Bioeconomy Strategy that bolsters investment

The sky’s the limit for the first European “Blue Sky Young Researchers” award

The sky’s the limit for the first European “Blue Sky Young Researchers” award

Investing in Europe for Industry Transformation – 2050 Roadmap to a low-carbon bioeconomy

Investing in Europe for Industry Transformation – 2050 Roadmap to a low-carbon bioeconomy

Stakeholder’s discussion paper on “2050 Roadmap to a low carbon bioeconomy”

Stakeholder’s discussion paper on “2050 Roadmap to a low carbon bioeconomy”

The Age of Fibre – The pulp and paper industry’s most innovative products

The Age of Fibre – The pulp and paper industry’s most innovative products

The 20 most innovative products in the pulp and paper industry

The 20 most innovative products in the pulp and paper industry

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