Xylofutur, innovation cluster for the forest- and wood-based sector
Among the 70 French competitiveness clusters, Xylofutur is the only one dedicated to the forest-wood-paper sector and it is approved by the French State. Its objective is to improve the competitiveness of companies in this sector, thanks to innovation and Research & Development. Its mission is to create durable links between the different actors: companies, education and research, communities, institutions, investors, the aim being to bring out innovative projects in order to create added value.
Moreover, this encourages the development of industrial activities towards current and future target markets such as sustainable buildings, home improvement, furnishings, fine and convenience chemicals, packaging and energy.
In the fields of Research & Development and training, Xylofutur is active, visible and attractive, and thus meets the priorities displayed by the French government in the context of economic development.
It is organized according to three strategic axes: «Forest management and exploitation», «Wood materials and construction», «Fibers, Chemical and energy».
Xylofutur aims to support companies, particularly SMEs, in areas such as marketing, access to public and private financing, internationalization and anticipation of skills needs.
The forest-wood-paper sector has major advantages in the economic, ecological and industrial domains, and the will of Xylofutur is to support its members in their commitment within this sector.
Xylofutur is based in Gradignan (near Bordeaux) in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It is the largest region in France, with 84,100 km2, and the first forest region with 2.8 million hectares of forest of various species: maritime pine, douglas fir, oak, poplar, chestnut, spruce ...
Established - 09 September 2005
Staff in the management team - 6-10
15Number of start-ups among SME's
75Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
1Number of civil society members
35Other Ecosystem Actors