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Future Forest Community
To support innovative ideas for the forest of the future, we concentrate know-how and innovative strength in a strong community.

Future Forest Accelerator
As Europe's first accelerator for forest and climate, we support startup innovations until they are ready for the market.

Future Forest Forum
The most important event for innovations in the context of wood and forest. The 3rd Forum takes place on September 8-9, 2023 - with hundreds of guests & an exclusive programme!

The Future Forest Forum 2023 is now over!

The highlight event for forest and climate innovation, which is already sold out, will take place next time on 6 + 7 September 2024. Secure your tickets now via our community membership

Our Hub needs your ideas  

Together for the forest of tomorrow: This is the motto under which we launched the Future Forest Initiative.

A strong and interdisciplinary network is required for the diverse challenges that the forest has to overcome as a result of climatic changes. To do this, we connect a wide variety of stakeholders from science, business, entrepreneurship, politics and forest ownership.

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Do you want to see the Future Forest Initiative
in action?

Here you find a list of upcoming events of our initiative.

Startup Weekend
FOUND. PITCH. START UP! This is the motto of the Startup Weekend organized by Harz Startups, Future Forest Initiative and Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences for the 2nd time! This year, everything revolves around the topic of "Founding in the field of forest and climate" for one weekend. You have ideas, are interested in founding or have just founded your startup and want to further develop your innovations in a compact way?

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Future Forest Forum 2023
THE highlight event for forest innovations entered its third round this year. More than 350 participants from the areas of startups, forest ownership & forestry, science, entrepreneurship and investors came together once again at Schloss Blankenburg in the Harz Mountains to decisively advance solutions for the forest of tomorrow in interactive workshops, panels and excursions.

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Get to know our Batch#2!
Almost 50 startups answered our call and applied for Future Forest #Accelerate. 14 of them made it to Batch#2 - with a variety of innovative ideas and visionary business models in their luggage. With inspiring pitch sessions and the subsequent presentation of the Future Forest Award, the conclusion of our Batch#2 was duly celebrated at the Forum.

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Forest of the Future

We do pioneering work for forest innovation

Our team relies on visionary business models and innovative start-up ideas.

Our Startup Program

Get to know the three core building blocks
of our Startup Accelerator!


Business Know-How & Networking


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Future Forest

Our solutions for the forest of tomorrow

The Future Forest Initiative puts the forest at the center of the actions of innovators and financiers. Through innovation, we open up new options for action for forestry in times of climate change. Together we develop solutions for the sustainable use of the forest and pave the way for a newly conceived forest management in which the sale of wood can be complemented by new sources of income. We address three main drivers of forest change: unsustainable land use, biodiversity loss, and climate change. From these we derive our three fields of solutions:

Smart Forestry
Key technologies open up options for action for climate-smart forestry. By developing new tools for forest managers, we increase the sustainability, flexibility, and efficiency of forest management.
Ecosystem Services
Forests provide diverse ecosystem services for society and the economy. By developing tools to reward these services, we create added value for forest managers.
Climate Solutions
To achieve our climate goals, we support technical and natural solutions from the forest and agroforestry context, which aim at carbon compensation, climate neutrality or circular bioeconomy.

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